The entire neighborhood hates Wicked the dog. Wicked, the aptly named baggage that arrived with Ike’s daughter and granddaughter after they escaped his bastard son-in-law.
Wicked barks all the time—until the day he gets kidnapped, and the entire neighborhood spirals out of control.
“The Disappearance of Wicked,” by New York Times author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Pita Cardenas finds herself with the toughest case of her career. The only attorney in the small town of Rio Gordo, she decides to fight the biggest railroad company in the state to get compensation for the widow of a man who might have raced a train.
Everyone thinks the man guilty. Even Pita believes that. But the truth, once discovered, proves far more complicated that Pita could have imagined.
“Discovery,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was nominated for the 2009 Shamus Award for Best Short Story and is free on this website for one week only.
First, apologies for the fact that the font changes sizes below. I have no idea why or how to fix it. I tried a bit, but life is too short. It’s a function of me writing different paragraphs at different times, importing links from other places. Sorry… April was a fascinating reading month for me. Dean decided to write a short story per day, so […]
I came out of the anthology workshop a little dazed. I read for one day afterwards before starting on the reading I hadn’t finished for the science fiction workshop, coming in April. (I’m reading the year’s bests, below, for the sf workshop.) I also have a lot of editing to do this month, so that takes some of my reading time. Still, I found time […]
Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade gets a strange request: A tiny woman with pointed ears asks him to help her with a case at FleshCon, a California science fiction convention.
The tiny woman turns out to be the infamous Paladin, whom Spade thought was only a rumor. Paladin needs help finding a teenage boy whom she says vanishes whenever she approaches him.
Spade knows that disappearing teenagers only live in (ahem) science fiction novels, so he vows to do everything he can to find the missing boy—and to impress the impressive Paladin.
“The Case of the Vanishing Boy,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Lawyer F. Reed Hamlin has everything—money, success, a small amount of fame. But no close relationships, and no family. Until he hears on the news that police have caught a Vietnam protester who bombed a munitions site. An anti-war radical who has hidden for twenty years. An anti-war radical also known as Reed’s mother.
“Kuchen,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Found lots of great reading in December. Here’s what I really loved.
A new mystery story, an audio book, and some deals. Take a peek!
As boys, Scott and Richard went into Felton Woods in the middle of the night and took pictures of a mysterious phenomenon, changing their lives. Scott attended MIT and used his science background to become a crash site detective. Richard married too young and had three children, never leaving Seavy Village.
When Richard dies in Felton Woods, his daughter Stacy wants to know why. Scott investigates, but what he finds changes everyone’s lives—again.
“Blind,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
A beautiful but scared woman tries to hire Winston Karpathian, but wonders why. Winston possesses only small magic, nothing spectacular, and certainly nothing helpful for a woman like that.
But when she turns up dead, Winston must work with a detective who doesn’t believe in magic to find the woman’s killer. Because Winston believes that the woman’s request for a spell might have more to do with her death than the weapon that killed her.
“Saving Face,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.