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.
When legendary science fiction fan Brendan Witt dies, Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade finds himself planning a memorial charity auction to honor Witt’s final wishes.
But when some very rare and highly collectible fanzines go missing, Spade and Paladin must race to find them before anyone notices.
Just one problem: Why they went missing might just prove the biggest mystery of all.
“At Witt’s End,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade gets a strange request: A tiny woman with pointed ears asks him to help her with a case at FleshCon, a California science fiction convention.
The tiny woman turns out to be the infamous Paladin, whom Spade thought was only a rumor. Paladin needs help finding a teenage boy whom she says vanishes whenever she approaches him.
Spade knows that disappearing teenagers only live in (ahem) science fiction novels, so he vows to do everything he can to find the missing boy—and to impress the impressive Paladin.
“The Case of the Vanishing Boy,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade thought he would be spending Christmas Eve alone—until a strange call from Paladin changes his plans. And just when he thinks the evening can’t get any stranger, a huge blast sends his world into chaos, along with that of Paladin and Casper.
And what the trio learn next might prove even more explosive.
My Spade/Paladin mystery stories take place at science fiction conventions. As all sf die-hards know, sf conventions leave Halloween to the “mundanes,” folks who aren’t die-hard sf fans. So why set a mystery story on Halloween at an sf convention? Why not? So you can find the new story in the December issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (magazine cover dates have nothing to do with reality), […]
Spade and Paladin are back for another adventure at a science fiction convention. This time, they run into a dangerous situation that no convention wants, and they need to solve it on the fly. Yes, it’s a mystery, but you sf fans will like it as well. You can find the magazine on newsstands or you can download it on your favorite e-reader. Or you […]
I’ve been a bit lax in letting you know about my recent nonfiction. My bimonthly column just appeared on the Grantville Gazette website. This column deals with the influence of teenagers on the formation of both fandom and conventions. You can find it here. The other bit of nonfiction isn’t really mine so much. It is an interview with me also about conventions. This one […]
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine just published my latest Spade/Paladin story, “The Karnikov Card.” You can find an excerpt here. And if you’re at all interested in other Spade/Paladin stories, check out Paladin’s website for updates.
More stories in e-editions. Three here, two mysteries and one sf novella. Both “Details” and “Coolhunting” are readers’ choice winners. “Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of my fannish detective, Spade. As always, if you can’t find the editions on your favorite source, either wait a few weeks or go to Smashwords and download what you need. And, as always, enjoy! George has lived a […]