Hidden in Crime, with my story "O Best Beloved," was just released, yay! Editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch put together a great collection of stories about crimes that aren't crimes anymore, weird things that were illegal in the past but aren't now. There's a lot of really good reading in here; I learned a few things, too.
I've been reading crime stories since someone gave me a couple of Nancy Drew mysteries when I was a little girl. I'd never tried to write one before Fiction River came along, though. I was a history major at uni, and this story, with its medieval French setting, was a lot of fun to write. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Marceau the Potter sinned for many years before God chose to reveal him. His wife is upstairs in the middle of a long and hard labor, and when the babe is born, Marceau's secret will be revealed to everyone. Kris says about it:
"O Best Beloved" marks her first appearance in a crime anthology, but the story’s time period makes the piece feel like science fiction. The world Angie describes is completely alien to a modern reader, yet in a few short sentences, she makes this world—and its inhabitants—live.
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