When a beautiful but scared woman tries to hire Winston Karpathian, he wonders why. Winston possesses only small magic, nothing spectacular, and certainly nothing helpful for a woman like that. But when she turns up dead, Winston must work with a detective who doesn’t believe in magic to find the woman’s killer. Because Winston believes that the woman’s request for a spell might have more […]
Buster’s final wish—a Viking funeral. Although Winston, a small magician with a small talent, wants to give his familiar his ideal funeral, Winston finds it hard to imagine how to burn a boat at sea. Still, a Viking funeral seems a small price to pay for years of companionship. But the funeral might cost Winston more than he realizes. He must break all kinds of […]
Sheriff Dan Retsler finally believes in magic. His experiences in Whale Rock make magic impossible to ignore. But Retsler never signed up for magic, so he plans to leave Whale Rock. His successor arrives just as the ghosts return to the lighthouse. Now, he must train a newcomer in the dark side of Whale Rock, while making sure the terror entombed in the lighthouse won’t […]
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 trail to Helmie’s whereabouts, they realize finding Helmie will prove only the beginning. Rescuing him might just take more magic than either of them realize.
“Helmie,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
When the storm of the century hits Whale Rock, Sheriff Dan Retsler does everything he can to prevent hundreds of deaths. Everything except the thing that could have prevented the storm in the first place. He should have listened to the beautiful woman who came to his office before the storm hit.
He should have believed in her magic. But he didn’t. And now he must face himself—and the horrible results of a storm he could have prevented.
“Strange Creatures” by World Fantasy Award-winning 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.
Winston’s familiar Ruby, a small black cat, avoids dogs whenever possible. So when Winston finds her in cahoots with a toy poodle-Chihuahua mix, he wants to know why.
Ruby, usually so vocal, says nothing. Her silence, that dog, and a storm in the Oregon Coast community of Seavy Village all combine into one of the most memorable days of Winston’s life.
“Un-Familiar,” by World Fantasy Award-winning 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.
He expected a joyous wedding on Christmas Eve. But when the justice of the peace arrives, he finds a pregnant bride, no congratulatory family, and reluctant witnesses.
What joy can the future hold for this young couple? Unless they can find someone, an unexpected someone, someone who understands.
“Canopy,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
When Winston discovers Ruby has vanished, his heart breaks.
But he quickly learns that familiars all over the Northwest have gone missing under mysterious circumstances.
Winston pledges to find Ruby at any cost. Or he might lose her, his only family, forever.
“Searching for the Familiar,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. To read more in the Winston & Ruby series, check out the Fabulous Familiars Uncollected Anthology, featuring “Un-Familiar.”