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Monkey Justice: Stories [Kindle Edition]

Patti Abbott
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Patricia Abbott proves that there are many shades of noir as she expertly layers her stories with melancholy, loss and the frailness of the human psyche" – Dave Zeltserman, author of Pariah

“Patti Abbott is a master when it comes to short stories.” -- Anne Frasier, author of Pale Immortal and The Orchard (as Theresa Weir)

“In this collection of short contemporary noir fiction, Patti Abbott distinguishes herself as an extraordinary storyteller of the dark recesses of the human heart. Abbott’s characters hit hard, fight dirty, and seek a brand of hardscrabble justice that will leave you both wincing and wishing for more.” – Sophie Littlefield, author of a Bad Day for Sorry

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Product Details

  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Snubnose Press (October 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UOR9UK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short stories that punch October 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Patti Abbott took the online fiction world by storm with her tales of the fallen, broken and redeemed. At the same she raises my blood pressure, I also get emotionally hooked. I'm so glad to see her in a collection. We love you, Patti.
Elaine Ash
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I'm going to start with the blurb I provided for Monkey Justice:

"There are few writers who have been more instrumental in my development as a short story writer as Patti Abbott. Her dark, explosive, and yet intensely humane stories leave me breathless and Monkey Justice is nothing less than brilliant"

Typically I'm fairly shy about giving Amazon reviews, but Monkey Justice is a truly an amazing collection from a prolific, immensely talented author who deserves to be recognized as one of the best short story writers to emerge in the past decade.

Buy this collection, you will not be disappointed!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Stories! October 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
It can be frustrating following an author who specializes in short fiction, many stories slip through the cracks.

I first came across Patti Abbott's short stories in 2006. With the first one I read, I was hooked. I quickly scoured the internet, searching for her work. And since then, I've read every new piece she's had published.

But some slipped through the cracks.

That's why, for me, this wonderful collection is a revelation. Twenty-three of Patti Abbott's short stories, all in one place.

Whether you're like me, looking for the one's you missed, or you're discovering Patti for the first time, you're in for a treat. This is a wonderful book full of humanity and humor.

Plus, it's called MONKEY JUSTICE. That makes it extra cool.

Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literary Noir March 24, 2012
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This one was a bit difficult to categorize, and I think that's a good thing. I might call it "literary noir." There's plenty of violence and intensity, but many of the stories are open ended in an almost literary style, and character is clearly paramount with the author. I found myself savoring these tales rather than tearing through them. They're different. Each is a little gem, carefully constructed. I highly recommend them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of her game October 13, 2011
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The secret of Patti Abbott's success as a short story writer is the humanity that she infuses into her characters. Whether it's a hero or twisted killer, these characters are deeply conflicted facing difficult situations that make us wonder how the hell they are going to get out of it. Patti knows but she will keep the reader guessing through all the twists and turns she's constructed along the way. A supremely talented writer at the top of her game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Stuff October 12, 2011
By R. Rohn
Format:Kindle Edition
Patti Abbott is one of the best short story writers today. She captures the darkness in the human condition and brings it to the forefront. Her stories are seldom pretty, yet there is real beauty in her writing. Hard core yet told with a lot of heart. Her characters are real. Sometimes real nasty. And the stories are always interesting, entertaining and a pleasure to read. Noir for the new millennium. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique and varied collection November 27, 2013
By Donny J
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LOVED this book. Couldn't put it down. More please! Would definitely read anything by Ms. Abbott. Four more words required say the mighty powers that be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Collection February 20, 2012
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Patti Abbott has been a tremendous and tireless supporter of crime fiction for many years through her blog and in encouraging other writers. But Patti is also an amazing wordsmith in her own right, creating a variety of tightly-woven short-story gems that delve into the darkness of the soul in ways that are engrossing, compelling and will leave you thinking about them long after you've finished reading. Kudos to Snubnose Press for making this collection available.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars The only thing I can say is aaaarrghh
I only bought this book because it was recommended by Dan O'Shea in his book Old School(which was an excellent read btw). Read more
Published 1 month ago by afresh
3.0 out of 5 stars In dire need of editing.
I wanted to try out this author, but each story I started was littered with numerous typos and spelling errors so that I eventually just gave up on every one. Glad it was only . Read more
Published 9 months ago by Hazmat Frankenstein
2.0 out of 5 stars Well written shorts
But nothing specially interesting or relevant. Not gritty, not noir, no particulaly interesting plots or characters. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bordeaux Dogue
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and varied
I came to Patti Abbott's work after reading the superb "The Instrument of Their Desires" as a Kindle bonus in the "Speedloader" collection. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mets6986
5.0 out of 5 stars Full Of Life
The e-book explosion has seen a deluge of short story and flash fiction collections, some decidedly better than others. Read more
Published on August 29, 2012 by Paul D Brazill
5.0 out of 5 stars Flavors of noir in "Monkey Justice: Stories" by Patti Abbott
Noir comes in many forms and nuance. Monkey Justice: Stories is composed of stories that have no easy answers on how to classify them. Read more
Published on August 15, 2012 by Kevin Tipple
5.0 out of 5 stars A name you should know: Patti Abbott
The holidays have at last provided a chance for me to catch up on some of the ebooks on my reader. Tops on my list is MONKEY JUSTICE, Patti Abbott's collection of short stories. Read more
Published on January 2, 2012 by Lily Courthope
5.0 out of 5 stars Ordinary, messed-up people
In crime fiction, we see a lot of variations on staple characters. Grifters, killers, professional thieves, gamblers, corrupt cops, losers. Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning
It's not easy to define Patti Abbott's talent, for indeed that's what she is. I notice that Ken Bruen was hailing her in the intro to Grimm Tales where he suggests that she'll be... Read more
Published on December 23, 2011 by nigel p bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Much to admire in this diverse, gritty short story collection
I've known Patti Abbott for a number of years as a fellow fan of classic flim noir and crime fiction. Read more
Published on December 13, 2011 by Ed Lynskey,
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More About the Author

Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 80 short stories that have appeared in print and online publications. She won the Derringer Award in 2008 for her story "My Hero." She is the co-editor of the e-anthology DISCOUNT NOIR. A collection of her stories MONKEY JUSTICE AND OTHER STORIES will appear in 2011 from Snubnose Press. You can find her blog at

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