September 1920, New York City: Phillipa D’Arco makes a living investigating the past for the United States Government. Bloodless, they call her, making her one of the best operatives. So, when Phillipa fails to return back to 2057 to report her findings, Assistant Attorney General Preston Lane needs to make a decision: send in yet another investigator or lose a valuable asset. Whatever Lane decides, […]
As Collette’s parents take her on an outdated “luxury” starliner called the Blue Moon to yet another boarding school, she sees this as just one more crappy turn of events. But when the guys with guns show up, she knows boarding school pales in comparison to whatever these guys plan to do to her—and to her parents. So, when the bad guys lock her in […]
Workshops and visitors, plus a business emergency, marked April. I did a lot of manuscript reading, and even more reading for a course that I’m taking. You’ll see some of the manuscripts that I worked on in a special project we’re putting together in December. I’m enjoying the heck out of that. Some of the reading that I did earlier in the year you’ll find […]
She heads west to escape. The old-timers watch her coming as the full moon fills the Montana skies. Strange things happen to women here during the full moon.
And everyone here knows that but her.
“Heading West,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should feel grateful for the lack of work due to The Silence—two weeks without a murder in Manhattan. But he misses the action. More, something feels off.
When one of his colleagues suggests a wager to see who can close the strangest case on his or her desk, he knows just the one. But solving this case might mean uncovering answers he’ll wish he hadn’t found.
“The Silence,” by New York Times bestselling 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.
John Lundgren loves the challenge of defending his clients. As a public defender in the great city of Chicago, he defends them all: the guilty, the not-so-guilty, and the bug-eyed crazy.
But when he gets assigned Richard Palmer, a highly intelligent man accused of an impossible arson and horrific mass murder, he soon discovers this case will challenge him like no other—just not in any way he ever expected.
“The Best Defense,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York Homicide Detective Seamus O’Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men’s identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number one assistant, Clyde Tolson.
O’Reilly teams up with FBI agent Frank Bryce to solve the high-level assassination before the murders unleash even greater consequences.
In our world, Hoover kept his secrets until long after his death. In Seamus O’Reilly’s world, Hoover’s secrets get him killed.
The acclaimed short story that inspired the award-winning novel, The Enemy Within.
“G-Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
I read a lot in August. I’m line editing two Fiction Rivers, so I got to revisit some excellent stories. I’ll point them out when they get published. Right now, though, you should pick up the current Fiction River, Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. I line edited that in the spring. Excellent unforgettable stories in there, especially those by Travis Heermann, Debbie […]
Unlike June, which started so slowly I couldn’t even start the reading list until the middle of the month, July started off with a bang. I enjoyed almost everything I read, and I was reading a lot. One day per week, I started accompanying Dean on his trips to find stuff to stock the stores. He’d head off to a Goodwill or a charity shop, […]
Andersonville. The name strikes horror in the memory even now. But before Lieutenant Nathaniel Garrison lost two years of his life to that place, he fell in love with a beautiful Confederate—and married her at the exact wrong moment.
Even fifty years later, he hears her voice.
Then, on the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, he sees something he shouldn’t, something that brings back everything: the war, the loss. The woman herself.
“The Dead Line,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.