Short stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

New York Times and 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 (including the Fey series, the Retrieval Artist series and the Diving series), 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 more than twenty 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 and light mystery novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson. She has retired a host of other pen names which she took only for her traditional publishers, and republished the books under her Rusch name. 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 Riverpublished 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. She edited the highly acclaimed Women of Futures Past for Baen Books, and co-edited The Best Mystery and Crime Stories for Kobo Publishing. She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

Listing 2 stories.

A mother and her young daughter flee the clutches of her abusive millionaire husband who is intent on keeping her by any means, and even sends a man to her hotel dressed as Santa during Christmas.

A local detective investigates the murder of a businessman who returned to town after years of being away. The detective holds a conflict of interest in the case: his sister was swindled years ago by the victim.