Jonathan Maberry

Collections & Short Stories

Find information about short stories starring your favorite characters below. These are categorized by series, and listed in reading order. Many are available in collections, as well as ebooks and audio books and shorts.

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Collections

Beneath the Skin: The Sam Hunter Case Files

Sam Hunter is a PI in the big bad city. When he takes a new case it’s like he’s accepting the client into his ‘pack’. And Sam will do anything to protect the members of his pack. Dogs are like that. So are wolves. And so, too, are werewolves. Like Sam.

Sam is a benandanti, an ancient race of werewolves who fight evil. And evil comes in all shapes and sizes...

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Wind through the Fence

Wind Through the Fence: And Other Stories

A pair of idiot moonshiners run afoul of gangsters and zombies in the days leading up to the Great Fire of Chicago. A brutal gunslinger encounters the ghosts of his past. College students create a computer program to conjure real magic. A little winged monkey girl goes looking for magic in a land of dragons. A serial killer becomes an angel of mercy for orphaned children during the Apocalypse. A private investigator tattoos the faces of murder victims on his skin so that he can relive the moments of their deaths and begin a hunt for the killers. 

These and other tales showcase the imagination and range of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry...  

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Whistling Past the Graveyard: And Other Stories 

A lonely, nerdy paperboy encounters ancient evil on the shadowy back roads of his home town. A little girl spends her nights dreaming of monsters and teaching herself the art of murder. Sherlock Holmes journeys to America for an encounter with the ghost of a murdered woman. A samurai sails to a forgotten island to battle the living dead. Special ops soldiers fly the void to fight space pirates. A heartbroken junkie seeks vengeance for his murdered friend.

Whistling Past the Graveyard is the first print collection of short fiction by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry. These creepy tales of horror, suspense, adventure and mystery take readers to the troubled little town of Pine Deep, to the Feudal Japan of the Samurai, to the angry red planet of John Carter of Mars, and elsewhere. These are strange journeys through nightmare land, with a five-time Bram Stoker Award winner as your guide.

 

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SNAFU: Black Ops

Special Forces.


The very sharpest edge of any military throughout history.
Now, they face their greatest challenge yet.


Undead, mutations, monsters, all the things no-one ever believed could happen are here in the pages of SNAFU: Black Ops.


Read tales from existing bestselling series by Jonathan Maberry, Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Hank Schwaeble, John O'Brien, and James Lovegrove, along with some of your SNAFU favourites in this collection of the very best stories by the very best writers of military horror.

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Joe Ledger Shorts

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"I didn't plan to kill anyone. I wasn't totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn't how I roll."
Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force ... who's about to get a serious promotion.

A straight up prequel to the first novel in the series, PATIENT ZERO: A JOE LEDGER NOVEL.

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Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

This sequel to PATIENT ZERO brings Joe Ledger back into action, hunting for zombies in the deadly mountains of Afghanistan.

Zero Tolerance picks up a few weeks after the close of PATIENT ZERO. Dropping back into the world of former Baltimore cop Joe Ledger, the Department of Military Sciences, and flesh-eating zombies, fans of the series will finally see the tying up of a few loose ends Available in collections and as an audio short story.

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Deep Dark

It was the dirty end of a dirty job.
Three of us were hunting horrors in the dark, seven thousand feet below Camelback Mountain. If we couldn't wrap this up before the clock ticked down then the whole place would go into hard lockdown. The Vault would become our tomb. The government would disown us, our own people would have to write us off. But the things we hunted wouldn't care. When our lights and weapons and food ran out, they'd hunt us.

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Material Witness

A Joe Ledger/Pine Deep Story!

A stand-alone short story that takes place in the early days of Joe Ledger’s service in the Department of Military Sciences, a top secret division of Homeland Security. Joe Ledger and the DMS must protect a Pine Deep resident spook and author who is in over his head with the wrong people and may know more than he is letting on.


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Dog Days

Joe Ledger returns in this tale that follows the tragic conclusion of The Dragon Factory. In the wake of a devastating personal loss, Joe Ledger and his new canine partner, Ghost, go hunting for the world's deadliest assassin.
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Midnight Echo Magazine

Changeling

Joe Ledger teams with a mysterious British agent named Felicity to investigate a dangerous bioweapons factory.

Originally published in Midnight Echo Magazine, June 2013.

 

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madness of cthulhu

A Footnote in the Black Budget

Joe Ledger, Top and Bunny go to the bottom of the world all the way to the Mountains of Madness in this crossover with H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. This story is included in the anthology THE MADNESS OF CTHULHU, edited by S.T. Joshi
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Liar Liar Audio BookMad Science  

Joe Ledger and Violin go after a kill-squad of Red Knights in this sequel to ASSASSIN’S CODE.

An audio exclusive published in LIAR LIAR –an audio anthology of Liars Club short stories, from Blackstone Audio.

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Borrowed PowerBorrowed Power

Some secrets should remain hidden.
Some secrets refuse to die.
Something evil is buried beneath the streets of Paris.

Time is running out.

Thirty years ago the man known as Mr. Church and the assassin called Lilith teamed-up to stop a terrible weapon from being used against the innocent.
Now that same evil rises again and Joe Ledger teams with Lilith’s daughter, the beautiful killer Violin, to keep the world from falling into darkness. BORROWED POWER is an original Joe Ledger adventure featuring an action cameo by Mr. Church.

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Limbus Inc, Volume 2

Three Guys Walk Into a Bar - New Story!

Included in the anthology LIMBUS II, from Journalstone Publishing. Joe Ledger teams with Malcolm Crow (from the Pine Deep Trilogy) and Sam Hunter (from Strip Search) to tackle a team experimenting with genetically-engineered werewolves.

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Joe Ledger Special Ops

Artifact

Joe Ledger goes after an enigmatic device that could hold the key to permanent sustainable energy –or could become the most dangerous weapon on earth.

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Joe Ledger Special Ops

The Handyman Gets Out

Joe Ledger is naked and unarmed and has to escape a high-security facility armed with whatever he can find. Expect Joe to get cranky.


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Pine Deep Shorts

Long Way Home

From Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre by Laura Bickle

The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we've come to love Halloween—the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the “other side” is closest, and everyone can become anyone (or anything) they wish . . . and sometimes what they don’t. Introducing nineteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrate the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays.
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Material Witness

A Joe Ledger/Pine Deep Story!

A stand-alone short story that takes place in the early days of Joe Ledger’s service in the Department of Military Sciences, a top secret division of Homeland Security. Joe Ledger and the DMS must protect a Pine Deep resident spook and author who is in over his head with the wrong people and may know more than he is letting on.


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Mister Pockets 

A Joe Ledger/Pine Deep Story

From Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror - Volume One.

Step into a dark, new world of evil with this Bram Stoker Award® Nominated volume of horror.

Somewhere beyond the veil of human perception is a darkened plane where evil things reside. Weaving their horrifying visions, they pull the strings on our lives and lure us into a comfortable reality. But it's a web of lies.

This book is their instruction manual. And it's only the beginning.

DARK VISIONS: A COLLECTION OF MODERN HORROR - Volume One includes 13 disturbing tales of dread from some of the most visionary minds writing horror, SciFi and speculative fiction today. It uncovers the truth behind our own misguided concepts of reality.

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Property Condemned

In Tales from the Fire Zone audio short story collection by Jonathan Maberry.

Tales from the Fire Zone is a collection of five diverse and highly entertaining short stories includes one written exclusively for Blackstone Audio. From psychological ghost stories to urban noir fantasy tales and a Sherlock Holmes mystery, these stories are sure to enthrall.

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Whistling Past the GraveyardWhistlin' Past the Graveyard

This month, we have original fiction from Adam Howe (“The Mad Butcher of Plainfield’s Chariot of Death”) and Tim Pratt (“Ghostreaper, or, Life After Revenge”), along with reprints by Jonathan Maberry (“Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard”) and Lucy Taylor (“Walled”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and a feature interview with bestselling author Christopher Golden. And, finally, as a bonus for our ebook readers, we have an excerpt from the novel Hoad’s Grim by author (and Nightmare podcast host) Jack Kincaid.

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Dead of Night Shorts

Jack and Jill

A Sequel to Dead of Night
From 21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology edited by Christopher Golden.
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Chokepoint

A Sequel to Fall of Night
From Hungry Tales Audio Stories
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The Wind Through the Fence by Jonathan Maberry

The Wind Through the Fence

Sequel to Fall of Night.

Every day it’s the same. Swinging a sledge hammer to drive posts for the guys stringing the fence. Bad food, disease, back-breaking labor. Every night the best you can do is drink yourself to sleep. If you’re lucky the booze and your own screams will block out the moans of the dead. Nobody’s lucky anymore.

On one side, the living toil under the relentless Florida sun to build hundreds of miles of fence. On the other side, millions of the living dead hunger for the flesh of the living. Between them is a line of chain link fencing through which blows a hot wind like the breath of hell. A wind that carries the stink of death and the endless moans of the dead. In THE WIND THORUGH THE FENCE, I open a gate in the fence to allow a glimpse of the world after the Fall.

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Zombie Stories

Calling Death,
Death Poem of Sensei Otoro, and Pegleg and Paddy Save the World

All collected in Hungry Tales Audio Stories

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Sam Hunter Stories

Like Part of the Family

Sam Hunter's latest client is gorgeous, blond, and marked for death. Her ex-husband-David Skye-is a brutal and dangerous gangster with a shocking secret. Skye thinks that a small time P.I. like Sam can be scared off. David Skye is a very scary guy. But Sam Hunter is scary in an entirely different way-and he treats every one of his clients Like Part of the Family. Things are about to get messy
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Strip Search

From the anthology Limbus, Inc.

Are you laid off, downsized, undersized? Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606 How lucky do you feel?

So reads the business card from LIMBUS, INC., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. LIMBUS's employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a company in the ordinary sense of the word.

In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped takes on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the fringes of society.

One thing's for sure - you'll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application!

 

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Toby's Closet

From the anthology Limbus, Inc. Book II

"The world is a stage, life is a play, and we are the puppets. It's better not to ask who pulls the strings."

 

How lucky do you feel?

 

That question echoed through the world's underground, scrawled on bathroom walls, spray-painted across subway tunnel exits, written on paper that fluttered through bleak side-streets in the winter wind, printed on cheap business cards tacked to corkboard displays in darkened hallways. But always beneath one name-Limbus.

 

Matthew Sellers revealed the truth of Limbus, Inc. to the world, and in his tales of time travelers, intergalactic beings, and human sacrifice, he thought he had told it all. But the story of the shadowy employment agency that operates on the edge of the abyss, always finding the perfect person for the perfect job-no matter what the cost-had only begun.

 

This shared-world anthology continues the story of Limbus, Inc., as told by five masters of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. But beware, for once you learn the truth of Limbus, Inc., your world will never be the same.
So it's time to ask yourself . . . How lucky do you feel?

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