Cheater's Dozen consists of the following 10 short stories.
Raymond Chandler would turn over in his grave if he ever heard this one. It is my tribute to the man who gave us classic novels like The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, Red Wind, Trouble Is My Business and scores of other noir stories from the 30s and 40s. In this story, Philip Harlowe (no relation to Jean) is hot on a case, tracking down a valuable object. Chandler fans will no doubt recognize this as a satire and a parody to the above mentioned Chandler stories.
Mark Martin rose up in the ranks of his company fast - a little too fast to suit some of his fellow employees. Mark markets adult diapers and is about to hold the sales presentation of his career. Will he land the new account, or is he all wet?
We've all been there. Some punk with a beater car creates a road rage situation, but being that your car is a new Mercedes-Benz, you don't want to take any chances so you let it slide. But the kid's not done playing with you. He raises the stakes but pointing a revolver at you. To hell with the car, that's what insurance is for. Go get him.
Every community, including Delbert, Alabama, has its share of bullies. Jasper McKeever was the local bully and everyone knew they'd better give a wide berth to Jasper wherever he went. Jasper comes upon a roadside fireworks stand and requisitions, shall we say, his share of explosives. Now, what will he do with them? Will he terrorize the citizens of Delbert? Or will he keep this entertainment all to himself? Find out as Jasper meets his match.