Free Fiction Monday: Local Knowledge

2940148347309_p0_v1_s260x420When Detective Webster Coninck arrives at the murder scene outside Tups Tavern, he quickly identifies the body: Tom Johanssen. Former classmate, full of charisma, and a man with enough enemies to line up interviews into next week. Webb finds himself off the case because of his personal history with Johanssen, but Webb believes his local knowledge holds the key to solving the case. But only if he can face his own painful history. Chosen as one of the best stories of 2011.

“Local Knowledge,” by Edgar-award nominee Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be free on this site for one week only. The story’s also available for $3.99 on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes  & Noble, Smashwords, and in other bookstores.

Local Knowledge

Kristine Kathryn Rusch


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12 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Local Knowledge”

  1. Will Overby says:

    The character development in this story is brilliant! I always learn a ton just from reading your stuff. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Chong Go says:

    Amazing, Kris! It sucked me in and I was halfway through before I realized that this was something I was reading, not watching in my head!

  3. Karen Myers says:

    Great story. FYI – typo: lineament (lines of a face), liniment (ointment). Can’t smell the first, only the second.

  4. Robin Brande says:

    Love this with all my heart. Great stuff. Particularly love this line: Webb frowned, remembering Flo’s face on the last beautiful day of her life.

    Thanks for another great Monday read, Kris!

  5. Thanks for this. In an odd way, it’s beautiful, one of those stories that makes you feel more human after you’ve read it than you were before.

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