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. When he also sees a break in the guardrail above the ocean, a second car, and a ruined bicycle, […]
Jenn remembers August DuLac. Her high school sweetheart. Her ideal for the perfect man. August broke her heart. And then life broke her spirit. So, when Jenn attends her thirty-year high school reunion, she questions why she came. But when she runs into August, for the first time in thirty years, she realizes she might just need to question everything she thought she knew. “Reunion,” […]
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 […]
As Rachel decides on a place to spend Christmas Eve, she can’t shake the feeling of being tracked. She knows well how hard they will search for her and Anne-Marie. Rachel knows they will never stop. But Rachel also knows she needs to focus on the plan, and on making sure Anne-Marie knows Santa will still find her wherever they go. Because every child needs […]
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.
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.
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.