Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Free Fiction Monday: Second Fiddle

Homicide Detective Ned Zaleski resents the chief’s decision to enlist Sherlock Holmes’ help in Zaleski’s latest murder investigation. Zaleski fails to see how Holmes, newly transported to the 1990s from his own time by the Santa Cruz Time Wizards, can shed any light on a modern-day serial killer. But Zaleski soon learns Holmes’ earned his […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Trick Or Treat: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum

The teenage girl wrapped in a sheet calls herself Casper (as in “The Friendly Ghost”). But Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade doesn’t find her friendly and she’s definitely not a ghost. Paladin demands that Spade babysit Casper, and Spade never says no to Paladin. Even when it comes to babysitting on Halloween […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Fumes

Ernie wants to forget. His short life marred by pain he struggles to understand, he hopes the sirens will blast the thoughts of his mother, his father, of life and death from his brain. Thoughts too serious for someone so young. Thoughts that can scar deeper than flames. A searing short story about family, betrayal, and […]

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