Free Fiction Monday: The Silence

Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should feel grateful for the lack of work due to The Silence—two weeks without a murder in Manhattan. But he misses the action. More, something feels off.

When one of his colleagues suggests a wager to see who can close the strangest case on his or her desk, he knows just the one. But solving this case might mean uncovering answers he’ll wish he hadn’t found.

“The Silence,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. 

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Free Fiction Monday: When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone

When Living History Professor Kimber Lawson’s least favorite student brings her a report of Mary Todd Lincoln conducting séances in the White House, Kimber brushes it off.

But then more reports come to her attention—of historical figures hearing voices, seeing ghosts and holding séances that had never before been reported—she knows she must investigate.

And what she finds might change everything she thought she knew about time travel.

“When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Shadows on the Moon

Justin needs something to believe in. At a crossroads in life, he arrives in New York City reminiscing about the past but uncertain of the future. Until he meets Wendy, who inspires him to take a leap of faith.

But soaring into the unknown might prove harder than it seems.

“Shadows on the Moon,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Little (Green) Women

JoAnne May Michaels hates Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. With a passion. And essay assignments? She hates them, too.

Ironically, when J-May sits down to write an English essay assignment about her most unusual day of the year, only one thing comes to mind.

But her teacher will never believe it.

“Little (Green) Women,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Best Defense

John Lundgren loves the challenge of defending his clients. As a public defender in the great city of Chicago, he defends them all: the guilty, the not-so-guilty, and the bug-eyed crazy.

But when he gets assigned Richard Palmer, a highly intelligent man accused of an impossible arson and horrific mass murder, he soon discovers this case will challenge him like no other—just not in any way he ever expected. 

“The Best Defense,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Cat Nap

Triwell doesn’t adopt strays. He feels like a stray himself, a man who has lost everything even though he has a house and an antiquarian bookstore in Seavy Village on the Oregon Coast.

But the cat adopted him. And she proves a mystery. A mystery who lives with him. A mystery he will solve one summer in a surprising—and deadly—way.

“Cat Nap,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Museum of Modern Warfare

This was so popular last year on Memorial Day that I decided to repeat it this year. Thinking of all who are no longer with us.

When the Ambassador to the Dylft System—a veteran of the Dylft Wars—receives orders to lead a diplomatic mission to Craznaust, she wonders at the wisdom of accepting the assignment.

Still, when she arrives at the controversial Museum of Modern Warfare, she believes herself prepared to face the past and address whatever diplomatic issue she might find there.

But nothing could prepare her for what she finds deep within the museum. Something long buried. Something that could change everything she thought she knew about the war.

Winner of the 2015 Analog Anlab Award for Best Short Story, “The Museum of Modern Warfare,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Strangeness of the Day

Nora Barr’s struggling law practice gets a boost when she meets a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who has a snake wrapped around his arm and a short sidekick with a mean mouth.  

The stranger claims to have custody of Sleeping Beauty, and he needs Nora’s help to protect her. Against her better judgment, Nora agrees—and her life changes forever.  The inspiration for Rusch’s novel, Utterly Charming, written under her pen name Kristine Grayson, this fractured fairy tale won France’s prestigious fantasy award, Le Prix Imaginales.

“The Strangeness of the Day,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Ghosts

He calls himself Ben…sometimes. Mostly he avoids thinking of his name so other people won’t remember him.  

He kills people for a living, but he has standards. He uses astrology to help him follow the right path.  

But when someone targets him, Ben realizes his methods might just get the astrologers who have been helping him killed.

“Ghosts,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Her Mother’s Secrets

When tragedy took everything from Violet, she left home and never looked back. Until now. Her mother’s funeral.

Violet hopes she can settle her mother’s affairs and quietly return to the life she built after that day. Until she sees him. Skeeter Johnson. The boy who shot her in the face.

In a moment, her past returns to haunt her. A past she thought she left behind. A past, she comes to discover, full of her mother’s secrets.

“Her Mother’s Secrets,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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