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Detectives come in all shapes and sizes—and in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s five-story collection, they work the mean streets everywhere from a science fiction convention to the Moon to a world filled with dragons. Stories included are “Blind” (a Seavy Village story), “Discovery” (a Shamus Award nominee), “Stomping Mad” (a Spade story), “Dragon Slayer” (a fantastic tale), and “The Retrieval Artist” (a Hugo Award nominee).

“Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style.”

—Mystery Scene Magazine
“Rusch is a great storyteller.”
—Romantic Times

“[Rusch’s] short fiction is golden.”
—The Kansas City Star

“A joy of clarity and lyricism.  [Rusch] is a new breed of writer: a Renaissance woman.”
—Charles de Lint

International bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won two Hugo awards, a World Fantasy Award, and six Asimov’s Readers Choice Awards. She writes mystery as Kris Nelscott, romance as Kristine Grayson, Kristine Dexter, and Kris DeLake, and sf and fantasy as Kristine Kathryn Rusch. For more information about her work, please go to

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