Smart Rhino Publications
The Best in Horror and Suspense Fiction
Smart Rhino Publications publishes the best in horror and suspense fiction, authored by some of the most talented writers working today. We like to provide a venue not only for renowned, best-selling writers, but for lesser-known but equally talented authors.

And, of course, we hope you, as readers, will enjoy our books. Here you will find tales of grotesque body modifications, ghost stories, post-apocalyptic horrors, assassins and killers, mystery stories, science fiction--and even Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Harry Houdini. There's something for everyone!

Smart Rhino's Latest!

Inept, brainless, daft, harebrained, loony, witless, lunkheaded, just plain stupid.

Not exactly attributes you seek when employing a hired gun, right?

Smart Rhino Publications is proud and excited to announce the impending publication of ASININE ASSASSINS, to be published later this year! We asked our authors to write stories with an "asinine" element critical to the plot—we preferred dark humor, but we also considered anything comedic, zany, or surreal. The stories could be any genre, but they had to fit the anthology’s theme. We were intentionally broad here and asked the writers to stretch their imaginations. They paid off in spades!

The first two books in this anthology series, UNCOMMON ASSASSINS and INSIDIOUS ASSASSINS, were well-received and reviewed. Most readers enjoyed the diversity of genres and styles in these books, and we’d like to continue that diversity with the new anthology. This time, however, our stories focused on incompetent and lunatic characters—with a dash of dark humor flavoring the suspense. This is NOT your typical crime fiction. If you love a wonderful blend of suspense, humor, and general weirdness, expect to be surprised and entertained!

The anthology has 24 stories. The stories include:

  • a possibly true (but probably not) Jack the Ripper story
  • a hitman who uses every excuse possible to avoid his next mark
  • a female assassin who's really, really, really into fashion
  • a killer who wants to design a website to market his services
  • an absolutely absurd assassin facing off with Sherlock Holmes
  • a deer out for revenge
  • and, of course, a gang of assassin … otters.

That's just a taste of what you have in store when you open the book! This must be the weirdest Smart Rhino anthology yet!


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