Free Fiction Monday: Sob Sisters
Madison, Wisconsin, 1972—When Detective Hank Kaplan calls Valentina Wilson to a crime scene, she wonders why. She soon finds more questions than answers in a secret room belonging to a wealthy female philanthropist, whose brutal murder the police hastily cover up. Val’s search for the truth will take her from the rape hotline she runs to the shocking realization that the woman’s murder anchors a long line of horrific events stretching back decades. Chosen as one of the best mystery short stories of 2013 by the readers of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, “Sob Sisters” continues the powerful story of Valentina Wilson, a character who first appeared in Nelscott’s award-winning Smokey Dalton series.
“Sob Sisters” by Edgar-nominee Kris Nelscott is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as a standalone ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and in other ebookstores.
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This story is one of your finest, Kris.
As an Israeli, I had not heard about Nellie Bly, Ida B. Wells, and Ida Tarbell, and after reading your story I looked them up. What glorious women has America been blessed with.
Thanks so much, Jonathan. And yeah, we do have great women, who are finally getting the historical recognition they deserve. 🙂
I loved this. But more for the subtle implication that women can be just as strong and vicious as any man. It always annoys me when people who are the subject of a violent crime are treated like victims. As if they were too weak to do anything about it. Way to go Dolly. You didn’t let what happen to you silence you.
Ah, thanks, Melisa.
I find it remarkable how easily my ‘Indie Author and Publisher’ had gets changed to my ‘I Enjoy Reading Good Stuff’ whenever I visit this blog. And yet, reading this story has caused me to change hats again a couple of times. I didn’t even know I was doing that until just now.
Let me explain.
I have enjoyed the last three FFM stories. A lot. Rather than getting lost on Facebook, G+, or any of the other distractions an Indie author contends with, stopping my day for an hour or so to enjoy these stories has been great. The talent in these stories is, frankly inspiring.
Switching hats, I’ve followed every post on Discoverability that has been put up. One post comes to mind right now, insofar as it said something along the lines of get one’s work up and out there to be sampled by readers.
This comment is a testimony to the accuracy of that. I just purchased my first Kris Rusch book. I spent $8.99 for an eBook, and tonight, instead of reading the latest Kellerman novel, I’ll be reading THE ENEMY WITHIN.
Your writing is terrific, Kris. And your business sense is just as good. What you discussed in your series has been proven right here.
Thanks so much, Desmond. This means a lot.
I’m glad that the Free Fiction is working as intended, and occasionally inspires folks to buy my work. I greatly appreciate the testimonial on that.