Everyone thinks of Kyle as the good-for-nothing only son of Jackson Worthington. But Kyle keeps his real nature hidden: from his father, from his classmates, from everyone. Until he discovers a body in an alley on the way home from school. The police can’t solve the crime, but Kyle can—unless his very wealthy and very powerful father stops him. “What the Monster Saw” by New […]
Silas has worked for Death in Nevada for 150 years. He gets Christmas and Christmas Eve off. Only this year, his substitute finds him in a Las Vegas casino. His substitute, who is little more than a boy, a boy whose task terrifies him. If the boy finishes the task, he’ll have a permanent job. If he doesn’t, a dozen kids will live in agony. […]
Maxwell Scobel writes about heroes for a living. He studies them, imagines them, imagines being them. But when a routine drive turns into a fight for his life—and the life of his soon-to-be-adopted three-year-old daughter—he must rise to the occasion. Or lose everything he never knew he held dear. Voted one of the top ten stories of the year by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine readers. […]
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.
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.
A man stands trial for brutally killing a 12-year-old girl. But does a trial bring actual justice? And what can a father do to deal with the horror?
A heart-wrenching story about those left behind to cope with the aftermath.
One of my own personal favorites–“The Disappearance of Wicked”–appears in the March/April edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. I think I like this story because I needed a writer’s office cat, so I inserted my own. The Goddess, as she appears in this story, was as she appeared in life–forever biting the hand that fed her, threatening the raccoons, and being her usual tough self. […]