Saving Face by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 9,220 words.
Published on December 2, 2010 by
A beautiful but scared woman tries to hire Winston Karpathian, but for what, he has no idea. Winston has a small magic, nothing spectacular, and certainly nothing that can help a woman like that. He asks what she wants. Instead of answering, she flees his little magic shop—and ends up dead. Now to find the killer Winston must work with a detective who doesn’t believe in magic.