Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.

Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.

She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.

Her popular weekly blog on the changes in publishing has become an industry must-read.

She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.

To keep up with everything she does, go to kriswrites.com. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (krisnelscott.com, kristinegrayson.com, krisdelake.com, retrievalartist.com, divingintothewreck.com). She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

Where to find Kristine Kathryn Rusch online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Write Attitude: A WMG Writer's Guide
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
A writer’s attitude can help bring success. But what should that attitude look like? Rah-rah positive? Pragmatic? Take-no-prisoners serious? USA Today bestselling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch helps guide writers to find the right attitude for a long-term writing career in this latest WMG Writers’ Guide.
Starbase Human: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Book Seven of the Anniversary Day Saga Can the fate of a forgotten starbase hold the key to the Moon's survival? From the quiet courage of a Disappeared who struggles to decide whether to come out of hiding to the potent fury of a master criminal who puts a plan in motion to strike back at an overwhelming enemy, Starbase Human brings readers one step closer to the Saga's exciting conclusion.
Spaceships in the Desert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Laurel helps many people who return from the desert shaken by what they’ve seen—or think they’ve seen. But Mark seems different. He listens to her, and he makes her obsession with finding the strange silver objects—and discovering their secrets—his own. But that obsession comes with a cost: one neither might want to pay.
Looking for Miriam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Ben knows Miriam exists, even if his shrink insists he’ll never find her. Ben must let her go, the shrink says, if he hopes to recover from his injury. Still, he looks everywhere, until one day a memory of where she works comes back to him. But just when Ben thinks he has found Miriam at last, he gets a glimpse at just how much he has actually lost.
The Streets Where We Live
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Portia receives a call from an old friend she hasn’t talked to in years, she knows something terrible has happened. But when Portia realizes just how terrible—fifty kids missing from a Chicago theater with millions of dollars in damage left behind—she knows she’ll need backup from her magical sisters. Nothing about this latest case makes sense, magically or otherwise.
Fighting Bob
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When an African-American woman arrives whipped and tortured at the Club on Lake Superior, she interrupts a meeting of powerbrokers setting up the 1924 senate election. Russell hoped to use the meeting to garner support for his candidate, Joe Stanislawski. But the interruption disrupts Russell’s plans. And Russell soon discovers that in politics, the smallest event can change everything.
Precious Moments
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Linameyer prides himself on his open-mindedness. So, when Martina challenges that belief, and wants him to interview her roommate on the radio to prove it, he agrees to meet Rosaura. But Martina wants Linameyer to believe the impossible. And doing so could change everything both hold dear.
Vigilantes: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Book Six of the Anniversary Day Saga The looming threat of another attack spurs the Moon’s chief security officer, Noelle DeRicci, to uncover the identity of the masterminds behind the Anniversary Day bombings before they strike again. But then a brutal murder changes everything, and DeRicci must risk everything to launch a secret investigation into the very heart of the Earth Alliance.
Sole Survivor: A Retrieval Artist Universe Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If only she can reach her ship, maybe she can escape. Because one thing seems perfectly clear: The men attacking the starbase plan to leave no survivors.
Playing with Reality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Charles Myloft Martin the Third arrives at the shadow golf pro-am with a plan. But her plan quickly forces her into a hazard. First, the club refuses to let her play because of her gender. Then, she finds help in the unlikeliest place. And that help comes with a handicap—one she failed to realize she had. One that will make her question her own place in the “real world.”
The Boy Who Needed Heroes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
When Ben’s wife leaves him, taking little Casey with her, he feels lost. Ben just wants to read to Casey, to tell her stories, and he knows just the one: a fairy tale his father read to him as a boy—before things went bad. But finding the story proves difficult. And the truth behind the story might prove most difficult of all.
Crossing the River Styx
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Edith never wanted to visit the caves. But Frank insisted. Now, Frank lay in a pool of blood in those caves, and Edith wants to know why. When Albert sees Edith emerge from the caves covered in blood, he has no idea what to think. He barely recognizes the wealthy newlywed who arrived just days before in the brand-new 1926 Chevrolet Phaeton he so admired. Together, they must find the truth.
The Peyti Crisis: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,730. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Moon barely survived the devastation of Anniversary Day. The second round of attacks planned to kill millions more. With the life of every human and alien on the Moon hanging in the balance, the Moon’s chief security officer, Noelle DeRicci, and Retrieval Artist Miles Flint race to discover the identity of the masterminds behind the attacks before it’s too late.
Phantom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Stabbings mar the Dixon Theater’s reputation. No one knows who committed them or why. And they only happen on nights where soloists play classical music. Nights when the piano won’t tune. Nights when victims and witnesses see shadows in every corner. Martin owned the theater when the Phantom spilled the first victim’s blood across the stage. Now, he plans to unmask the killer once and for all.
Voyeuristic Tendencies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Maggie knows things. She reads a person’s thoughts and uses that information to make a living. But when she meets the old man, everything changes. He knows things he shouldn’t, things that threaten Maggie’s sense of security. He also says he knows her future. And that terrifies her more than anything. An homage to Robert Silverberg’s novel Dying Inside.
War Cake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Elle believes in the war cakes she bakes. She believes they will help her loved ones return home safely. But not everyone in Elle’s family believes in their power. And that lack of belief can mean the difference between life and death. A story about love, hope, and the magic of belief.
The Best and the Brightest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
In a 1960s Chicago where Bobby Kennedy serves as president, Mayor Daley rules the city and Martin Luther King, Jr. finds himself victim to a failed assassination attempt, the African-American community hoped Willis would change the world. But when his chance comes in the form of a story implicating Kennedy and Daley in the hit on King, Willis must make a choice: fame or self-preservation.
Search & Recovery: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 11. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,040. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Anniversary Day Saga, Book 4 Amid the ruin, heroes emerge from the unlikeliest places... The Anniversary Day bombings devastated the Moon, killing thousands. While survivors search for missing loved ones and the rich and powerful set plans in motion to capitalize on the Moon’s misfortune, Luc Deshin—the most feared man in Armstrong—vows to uncover those responsible for the attacks on the Moon.
Courting Rites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Silas loses his banjo, he seeks help from a P.I. She takes the job to fill her pockets and the never-ending loneliness of her days. But this job might prove much harder than she thought. Because Silas reminds her of moments in her past—and she needs to figure out why.
Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
David loved Kari from the moment he first saw her. That love inspired his art. But something more, something darker might prove his greatest inspiration of all—if only he can finally look within his own heart.
Changeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Gift first saw the lights as a baby. The faerie lights promised him a different life from the one he would know in the castle. But he couldn’t resist the pull of the mortal world. And that curiosity might change the course of not one, but two, kingdoms forever. An unforgettable story that inspired part of World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s international bestselling Fey series.
Purity Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
At the Keep, women serve one purpose: pawns for greater power. Power belonging to Micheline’s father. He uses magic to achieve that goal, but that magic serves another purpose, as well. It tests a woman’s purity. And what Micheline learns about this test will change her forever.
A Murder of Clones: A Retrieval Artist Universe Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 10. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,320. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Anniversary Day bombings on the Moon sent shockwaves throughout the Earth Alliance. No one knows who created the clones responsible and turned them into ruthless killers. No one knows where or when they’ll strike next. This third book of the Anniversary Day Saga sheds further light on the Anniversary Day events, and introduces several new key characters.
An Incursion of Mice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Beautiful longhaired tom Wall T runs a tight household. But when the other cats in his pride begin reporting a mouse incursion, he launches an investigation. What he uncovers might change everything he thought he knew about crime and leadership. This delightful detective tale by USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a fascinating feline perspective on the nature of a crime.
Track 61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kessa possesses only small magic. But her skills allow her to help those who wield bigger magic. Her latest job takes her deep into the bowels of New York City’s subway system, hunting for bits of history long since forgotten. And what she finds deep down in the dark will both threaten her life and change it forever.
Theme and Variations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Katie’s world revolved around Matthew: her love, her music, her telecollaboration inventions, all focused on him. Even gone, Matthew still dominates Katie’s world. Her memories hold the key to his masterwork, he says. But memories sometimes play tricks. And sometimes, they hold the secret to truths long buried.
The Space Between Hope and Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Before he left to fight in World War II, Jack promised Myrtle he’d be home for Christmas. But Myrtle begged Jack not to make a promise he couldn’t keep. Christmas after Christmas, decade after decade, Myrtle thinks of Jack and his promise, of the life they might have had were it not for the war. Until Myrtle finally understands that somehow, someday, Jack will find his way home for Christmas.
Inspiration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Cat’s romance novels bring an uninvited guest to her door on Christmas Eve, the choices she and John make could finally allow them to consummate their relationship—or end their time together forever.
Harold Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
When Susan gave birth to her son on Christmas Day, she named him Harold, after her late father. All his life, Harold wanted to sing. And all his life, Harold met with disappointment. So, when his own son arrives on December 25 as well, Harold faces a difficult choice: continue the legacy or spare his son the same hardships.
Commute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
She spends each day as two people: herself and Mr. Haworth’s secretary. Home, work, home, work. Then, a man on the subway train confides in her that he lost his job months ago and kept it from his wife. And somehow, that seemingly random conversation will change everything she thought she knew about her commute, her life, herself.
Chains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Erika Brandis thought leading a tour group of teenage girls would be easy. Easier than a group of boys, anyway. Until one girl goes missing. Now, Erika must partner with Jaime to find the girl—and maybe, just maybe, exorcise more than one ghost from their past.
My Real Cousin Ruby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In “My Real Cousin Ruby,” World Fantasy Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch challenges the border between reality and the land of dreams. And what crosses that border leaves serious consequences behind on both sides.
Sweet Young Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Fala wants revenge. Revenge against Preston for ruining her life. Revenge for ruining so many other lives in the process Preston thought she was just a sweet young thing. But Fala is not sweet. And Preston needs to learn that—the hard way.
Live Performance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
He loves live music. He lives for it. Once, live performances were an event: People dressed up, listened reverently, knew how to behave respectfully. No more. Now he must contend with coughs and whispers. Or does he…?
Snapshots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cleavon saw his first murder victim at his friend Emmett Till’s funeral. Cleavon fled Chicago to raise his family, but the violence followed him. Now, he worries that his grandson Ty will die as horribly as Emmett, and for no good reason. Cleavon wants his family out of Chicago, but Ty wants to repair the city—and he just might do it.
Children
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
McIntyre tries everything he can think of to escape his family legacy. Regardless of his efforts, the end remains the same: death. McIntyre learned to deal with death long ago, but when the same legacy threatens his son, McIntyre knows he must find a new way to fight or he’ll lose everything.
Northern Correspondent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes.
Discoverability
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,630. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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Discoverability: a modern marketing buzzword. For writers, discoverability means the difference between gaining an audience and publishing into the void. Now, USA Today bestselling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch deftly tackles the topic of discoverability in this latest WMG Writers’ Guide.
Asset Protection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Carla uses her thieving past for good. Hired by retailers to test the effectiveness of their security systems, she makes a good living, despite her felony conviction. But when she runs into the detective who busted her years ago, and finds out he, too, works in the loss prevention business, she does some digging. What she finds could dredge up her past and threaten her future.
Notes from the Buffer Zone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mrs. Carpenter considers Tracy a lost cause, one of those students who cares little about school and even less about completing her writing assignments. Until the day Tracy offers her teacher a glimpse into the creative soul that lies beneath the teenage exterior. And that glimpse will change everything Tracy’s teacher knows about her student, and herself.
Glass Walls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Beth pays for crimes she committed as a child while under alien influence. Languishing in indentured servitude, her employers use her to satisfy the needs of their alien guests. To cope, she withdraws. But when Beth meets an alien who endures the same loneliness Beth suffers, her actions surprise even her.
FoL
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jonathan Alexander Nicholas Ashworth the Fourth—called Nico—fears nothing. He lives a life of power, prestige, money. He makes his own way, but when that fails, he uses fixers, the best money can buy. Until FoL begins targeting him. Against FoL, fixers can’t help him. Can he help himself? Or will FoL win?
September at Wall and Broad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Heading West
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
Living the Legend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A beautiful mermaid and a handsome man. Everyone’s read that story. A legend, a fairytale. But what happens when someone really lives that story? Merlisa and Nicholas know. They live the legend—and maybe they will die for it… In “Living the Legend,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch brings her signature twist to a classic fairytale.
Trains
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Literature » Western
In the late 1800s, trains bring with them a sense of mystery and comfort. For Corinne, they also bring Silas. When Corinne meets Silas the first time, she surprises him. When they meet again, she surprises herself. Finally learning the truth might bring the greatest surprise of them all.
Uncertainty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
December 1944: Moe Berg, former major league baseball catcher and now spy for the Office of Strategic Services, finds himself on a mission that would make him something he never thought he’d be: assassin. Specifically, assassin of Werner Heisenberg, whose work could lead Germany to an atomic bomb.
Rose in Dreamland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Coney Island in 1907, known for its freaks and spectacles. But for Rose, Coney Island becomes a place of wonder, a place that makes memories. A place that saves lives...
Alien Influences: The Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Years ago, John paid for horrible crimes based on alien ritual he committed as a child. Now, alienated from his fellow humans, he works as a bounty hunter. But his latest job takes him a little too close to the past he tries to forget. And this time, he might not escape with his life. This story appears in slightly different form in the novel, Alien Influences.
The Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Homicide Detective Spencer Gray knows he should be 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.
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