A New Spade/Paladin Story Just In Time For The Holidays!

AHMJANFEB2015The latest Spade/Paladin adventure has just appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine‘s holiday issue. You can get the January/February issue of the magazine on your local newsstand or order it on various online sites–or order a copy through AHMM’s website. We hope you enjoy “The Really Big Ka-Boom!”

What do you do with a girl wrapped in a sheet?

The teenage girl wrapped in a sheet calls herself Casper (as in the Friendly Ghost), but Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade doesn’t find her friendly.

And she’s definitely not a ghost.

However, Paladin demands that Spade babysit Casper, and Spade never says no to Paladin. Even when it comes to babysitting on Halloween weekend while Spade runs the second most important convention of the year.

Because Paladin doesn’t ask favors; she solves crimes. And apparently, she and Casper need help only Spade can provide.

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What’s in the box?

The police often show up at science fiction conventions, but not because Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade calls them. Although he has — this time.

Paladin found a box with a note, a box she believes contains a bomb. Spade and Paladin have to find the bomber and save the convention, and do so before the police arrive.

The conundrum?

Can they do all this…and survive.

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Deadly Secrets

Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade faces an impossible mission:  he must save Celebcon Five from itself. The convention that’s trying to out comic-con Comic Con has decided to make mega-star Dmitri Karnikov its guest of honor.

Spade doesn’t want the celebrity anywhere near a science fiction convention. When a star of Karnikov’s wattage agrees to attend, something’s wrong. Then Spade’s mysterious friend Paladin reveals the secret to Karnikov’s attendance. Spade must act quickly or Celebcon Five might become a crime scene of the worst possible kind.

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She’s not a rumor

Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade gets a strange request when a tiny woman with pointed ears asks him to help her with a case at FleshCon, a California science fiction convention. The tiny woman turns out to be the infamous Paladin — someone Spade thought was only a rumor.

Paladin needs help finding a teenage boy whom she says vanishes whenever she approaches him. Spade know that disappearing teens only live in (ahem) science fiction novels, so he’s going to do everything he can to find the missing boy–and to impress the impressive Paladin.

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Stomping Mad

When a dead body turns up at the first ever Dinocon, Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade knows just who might be behind it all:  Lucinda Danielle Stanhope who calls herself the “Martha Stewart of Science Fiction.”

Now Spade just has to prove it.

“Stomping Mad” marks the first appearance of Spade, who along with his sidekick, Paladin, is one of author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s most popular characters.

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