John DuMond


John DuMond writes true crime and crime fiction. His stories have appeared in the webzines Jake Magazine, Flashing in the Gutters, DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash, Powder Burn Flash, Defenestration, and the ebook anthology Discount Noir. He is a veteran of the US Army, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. He retired from the Air Guard in 2012. He currently lives in Albany, NY, where he works as an investigator specializing in civil cases.

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Zero to Sixty (A Jason Thornhill Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Professional thief Jason Thornhill and his crew are back. This time their target is a Montreal drug lord's four hundred thousand dollar Lamborghini. There's a nice payoff waiting for them if they can pull it off. The only things standing in their way are two dim-witted henchmen, a bored rookie cop, a trio of backwoods scavengers, and an army of state troopers. Fasten your seatbelt...
Send in the Clowns (A Jason Thornhill Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
THE BIG BANG THEORY meets OCEAN'S ELEVEN Jason and friends may be on to a major score. A crooked attorney's warehouse full of stolen merchandise is an attractive target, but no job is as easy as it looks. The wisecracking, pop culture-obsessed crew will need to scramble if they want get away with the swag. And stay out of jail. Send in the Clowns is a short story. Approximate length: 9000 words
Have Plastic, Will Travel
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Have you ever wondered whether there's anyone dumb enough to respond to those ridiculously worded spam emails? Well, there is, and they may not all be as dumb as you think. This flash fiction story appeared in DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash in May 2008.
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On the worst day of his life, Marty Graham finds himself confronted with one problem too many. An extreme problem that may require an extreme solution. This short story first appeared in the zine FLASHING IN THE GUTTERS in 2006.

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burglary    caper adventure    comedy    crime    criminal protagonist    culture    fanboys    fraud    heist    humor    infidelity    lamborghini    movie trivia    murder    pop culture    revenge    satire    scams    spam   

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Smashwords book reviews by John DuMond

  • Shredder on Feb. 19, 2011

    SHREDDER is a fast-paced action/horror novella. The plot involves a team of mercenaries sent on a mission that's not what it appears. Their real adversary, as it turns out, is not a human army, but an inhuman killing machine. Author Garry Charles maintains a breakneck pace throughout the book. He also does an excellent job of conveying the claustrophobic feel of a team trapped in a dark building, facing a nearly unstoppable foe. A word of caution: SHREDDER is an extremely violent book, so it's not for the faint of heart (or stomach), but if that sounds like your kind of thing, I think you'll find it an enjoyable read.