February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York Homicide Detective Seamus O’Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men’s identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number one assistant, Clyde Tolson.
O’Reilly teams up with FBI agent Frank Bryce to solve the high-level assassination before the murders unleash even greater consequences.
In our world, Hoover kept his secrets until long after his death. In Seamus O’Reilly’s world, Hoover’s secrets get him killed.
The acclaimed short story that inspired the award-winning novel, The Enemy Within.
“G-Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
As I mentioned in my writing blogs on Thursdays, I ended up moving this month. I thought I was going to move in early May, but life forced the change earlier. So I’ve been a bit scattered. Fortunately, the reading has been good. Even the reads I’m not going to recommend were readable, just not great. My challenge was simply remembering to post my notes, […]
Patricia Taylor’s spinning class instructor hates her: maybe because of the extra eighty pounds she carries on her frame or maybe because of the way she struggles while everyone else in class does just fine. But when her instructor ends up dead, Patricia must deal with her feelings for him and for everyone else in her small coastal town—including the killer.
An Edgar Award finalist and one of the top ten stories of the year in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
“Spinning,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
When Detective Mick Hanrahan finds himself subpoenaed back to Seavy County, Oregon, for a homicide case involving his former job, he dreads every minute of it.
But Mick quickly discovers the case, which he thought a slam-dunk, involves angles he never expected.
In a small county with understaffed legal and law enforcement departments, Mick might hold the key to preventing any further injustice.
“Overworked” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
My special holiday reading continued until December 18 when, to my surprise, I found I couldn’t read yet another story about any holiday ever, thank you very much. I even switched to very bloody mystery stories (with a holiday theme) and that didn’t even work. So I wandered around, lost, for a day or so, and then decided I could stop reading holiday stories and […]
I got really weird about a book recently. Dean and I stopped at the mail on the way out of town for a day off. On our days off, I often go to Starbucks and read a paper book. Why not read on my Kindle or iPad? Because my days off are no-screen days. Otherwise, I’ll obsessively check my email or text some friends […]
I told you in my last eclectic post about stuff I’m doing that I’ve had to schedule posts like this after my writing. Yes, Diving is still eating my brain. I’m fighting back with sticky notes and reminders on my writing computer calendar. Tonight’s reminder told me to do something hard. Which I’m punting, because I want to research my next blog post. Instead, I’m […]
The man who calls himself Matt Sturtz only connects with other human beings at Christmas. He takes a job as a mall Santa, and marvels that no one checks his résumé, or his identification for that matter.
But this year, something goes wrong. Something he will not stand for. Something he must stop. No matter how much it costs him. No matter what goes wrong.
“Rehabilitation,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
November flew by for reasons I have yet to figure out. Almost all of my reading was wonderful, and I really had to work to find time to list everything. I started some of my holiday reading early, not because I want the year to end (which is different from last year), but because some books arrived that I couldn’t wait to read, so I […]
Bobberts got his name from his little sister Sarah. He likes her okay. But she can be annoying, like when she wants to make snow angels at the Christmas tree farm.
Bobberts wants to cut the tree himself. He has a knife, but Dad won’t let Bobberts near the trees. Bobberts has to watch Sarah. That’s when Bobberts learns how important knives can be…
“Snow Angels,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.