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.
Oscar cleans portable toilets for a living. He loves the job—it takes him to beautiful isolated places, like the Lonely Rocks Wayside on the Oregon Coast. Nothing really grosses him out either—until he discovers the body, slashed to death, with a knife still in the chest. Then he sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a second car, a ruined bicycle, and Oscar realizes his troubles have just begun.
“Incident at Lonely Rocks,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite place on Earth.
“Fit to Print,” by World Fantasy award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Pamela Jackson’s secrets forced her to change her identity and move to the Oregon Coast.
When Pamela finds herself called to jury duty—and worse, selected for the jury on a murder trial—she fears she must see it through to keep up appearances as an upstanding citizen.
But Pamela might know a little too much about murder to pull it off.
“Jury Duty,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Centuries ago, a tsunami hit the Oregon Coast, destroying miles of coastline. When beach erosion reveals the stumps of a dead forest from that disaster, Anne and Louisa cut school to see the trees. But they freak Louisa out. She sees faces trapped inside the wood—and she believes she has the magic to free them.
“Forest for the Trees,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Lawyer F. Reed Hamlin has everything—money, success, a small amount of fame. But no close relationships, and no family. Until he hears on the news that police have caught a Vietnam protester who bombed a munitions site. An anti-war radical who has hidden for twenty years. An anti-war radical also known as Reed’s mother.
“Kuchen,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Whale Rock Police Chief Jaclyn Tadero faces the Oregon Coast’s version of the perfect storm: a tsunami warning during a winter squall. And thanks to Seavy County Coroner Hamilton Denne, she finds herself scouring the beach for idiots drawn to the tsunami’s approach. Tadero thinks Denne sent her on a fool’s errand—until she stumbles across something on the beach. Something that poses a far greater […]
Alone for Christmas, Michela longs for the past, the future—anything but the present. The present holds pain, loneliness, longing, loathing. The present offers nothing but ghosts and nightmares about deeds that cannot be undone. To see her son again, Michela must face her ghosts on this Christmas Eve night—even if by doing so she becomes one herself. “Ghosts of Christmas Present” by Stoker-award nominee Kristine […]
Because I was teaching last week and madly finishing up a novel (which I’m still working on), I got behind in posting the new electronic stories. WMG Publishing is reprinting my entire backlist of short stories in electronic editions, and WMG’s imprint, Five Story Publishing, is publishing groups of those stories by theme in collections. The collections are economical, cheaper than buying the stories individually. […]