Free Fiction Monday: Trick or Treat

Free Fiction Monday: Trick or Treat

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—or ghost-like.

Still, Paladin demands that Spade babysit Casper, and Spade never says no to Paladin. Even when it comes to babysitting on Halloween weekend, while Spade runs the second most important convention of the year.

Because Paladin doesn’t ask favors; she solves crimes. And apparently, she—and Casper—need help only Spade can provide.

Trick or Treat,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook here. The story is also part of the five-story collection, The Early Conundrums, available in ebook and paperback here. For more Spade/Paladin stories, click here.



Trick or Treat

A Spade/Paladin Conundrum

Kristine Kathryn Rusch



The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy! 


3 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Trick or Treat”

  1. lfox368806 says:

    I love this, in part because I was that awkward, geeky kid.

    Without the pointed ears

  2. dorfird says:

    Do you have any Spade/Paladin collections published?

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