Detective Zack Wheldon solves cases. The tough cases no one else figures out. So, when the FBI comes seeking his help, he must decide which to choose: the serial killer he desperately wants to catch or the as-yet-unknown cases that will grow cold in his absence. The FBI promises big things, more closed cases, more criminals behind bars. If he can trust the feds. If he believes in their methods. If he really wants to test his own resolve.
“Blood Trail,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
On Christmas Eve, Rob finds himself drawn to the set of his TV show. Jaded and disenchanted, Rob hopes to find something, anything, to bring a bit of joy back into his existence. What he discovers that lonely Christmas Eve will change his life—again.
An inspiring story about the magic of make-believe and the power of healing.
“Three Wishes Before a Fire,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
This week’s Free Fiction Monday is a little different. It’s a way to sample my new Diving novel, Searching for the Fleet, before its publication day on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The novella “Dix,” which was first published in the March/April issue of Asimov’s, follows Yash Zarlengo, an engineer aboard the ship Ivoire, as she tries to cope with the fallout of the accident that caused the Ivoire to be propelled five thousand years in the future. When First Officer Dix does something that shocks Yash to her core, she must put her own life on the line to uncover a threat that could mean the end to everything she knows.
“Dix,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
So many mysteries in the past. So many opportunities as well. As Portals, Inc. uses historians to test its time travel devices, historians use Portals to test their theories.
Neyla believes the 17th century discovery of the dead Princes near the Bloody Tower will tell her who murdered the boys centuries before.
Thomas Ayliffe believes he can pull off the crime of the century—any century.
All three agendas collide in a story about crimes and criminals, past, present, and future.
“The Tower,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
I turned off the TV much of the month, and decreased my consumption of news, out of necessity. I can’t watch the images of my country doing things I so deeply hate. I do read about these things on my phone (thank heavens for notifications!) so I’m not uninformed. I’m just not losing myself in the imagery, which is probably good for my mental health. […]
When Living History Professor Kimber Lawson’s least favorite student brings her a report of Mary Todd Lincoln conducting séances in the White House, Kimber brushes it off.
But then more reports come to her attention—of historical figures hearing voices, seeing ghosts and holding séances that had never before been reported—she knows she must investigate.
And what she finds might change everything she thought she knew about time travel.
“When Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
I spent a delightful week of the month reading stories for the Mystery Workshop that I conducted here on the Oregon Coast. The writers were truly spectacular and even the stories that missed some details were wonderful to read. I could envision them in any of the mystery markets. I can’t point out the stories to you at the moment, but will if I see […]
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 […]
Leta’s death leaves her husband Mac with his memories and one famous holorecording. On June 16, 2001, Leta ate at a restaurant called Anna’s, and a time travel recording made of that day later became a sensation.
Leta collected all of the versions of that recording, but Mac has never seen it. Until now.
“June Sixteenth at Anna’s,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was chosen as one of the best science fiction stories of the year and is free on this website for one week only.
Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future.
But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though: a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher finally finds the answers to her own fate.
“Red Letter Day,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.