Free Fiction Monday: Northern Correspondent

Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes. “Northern Correspondent,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Unknown Baby Girl

A former LAPD homicide detective, Carolyn moved to Oregon to escape crime. Yet when she takes a job making houses energy efficient, she discovers a baby’s skeleton in a crawl space. She can’t ignore the forgotten bones; they speak to her. So, she uses her old skills to track down shocking family secrets, still reverberating from long, long ago. Gritty and powerful, “Unknown Baby Girl” […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Destroyer

When a creature appears and offers the feral cat the Bargain—24 hours in another form—the cat forms a plan. He must use the Bargain to his advantage to save the life he knows. But the Bargain comes with hidden perils. And if his plan fails, many will pay the price. A cleverly crafted tale from the cat’s point of view, “The Destroyer” offers a unique […]

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Free Fiction Monday: What People Leave Behind

Detective Andrea Donovan follows her hunches. But hunches without evidence don’t hold up in court. And she refuses to stop digging to prove her latest hunch. A hunch that leads her to disturbing conclusions about a disturbing crime—one that will change the survivors, and Andrea, forever. The riveting “What People Leave Behind,” chosen as one of the year’s best stories, explores the lengths people go […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Blitz Experience

Tenesha McGuire misses her Grand immensely. She wishes she could visit her great-grandmother more often, but Grand lives in London and Tenesha in Chicago. So, when an opportunity to chaperone a school trip to London allows her to spend time with Grand, she jumps at the chance. But a visit to the Imperial War Museum’s Blitz Experience will bring Tenesha even closer to her Grand […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Dark Corners

Solae keeps his family alive during the horrible years of Paris’s occupation by hiding in the catacombs. The Germans murdered Solae’s father, who had a gift for glamour, in the first days of the occupation, as the lights went dim in the City of Light. Solae possesses the power to make light out of nothing. His father called that a useless talent, but it keeps […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Helmie

When Helmie—a pampered Persian cat worth millions—goes missing, the estate hires not one but two investigators to find him. Kelsie uses magic to track down lost animals. But in this case, even she wonders if she can find Helmie. Travis normally uses his investigation skills to track down people, not lost pets. And he works alone. But when the pair find themselves on the same […]

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Some Goodies

As I write this, we’re 50 hours from the end of the Crimes Collide Kickstarter. Because of the wonderful support of the backers, we have hit 7 stretch goals. Which means that for a $30 back, you’ll get the 5 mystery collections of 20 stories each (10 from me and 10 from Dean). You’ll also get 7 mystery ebooks…and 6 popup online workshops, all about […]

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Something Fun

Gwyneth Gibby at WMG Publishing had too much fun with this one. Enjoy!

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Free Fiction Monday: Bonding

Marisa relishes her undercover work—it suits her loner nature. But when an assignment meant to bust a ring of Ce’nark poachers goes sideways, Marisa finds herself in a position she never wanted—caring for another life form. Even worse, returning the creature to its family proves more complicated than she imagined. And the truth she uncovers might have lasting ramifications throughout the system. “Bonding,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine […]

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