I have the great pleasure to have a story in WMG Publishing’s Holiday Spectacular again this year. This time, it’s a mystery, albeit a weird one (which is why the editor, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, placed it in the A Weird Holiday Season anthology).
I’m allowed to share the story for free for one week after its appearance in the calendar, so here it is, for you enjoyment!
If you want to read all the stories of the calendar (and why wouldn’t you? 38 wonderful holiday stories!), you can still sign up right here. They’ll catch you up on all the stories that have already been published.
The inhabitants of Bergen, Norway take their gingerbread constructions very seriously, especially when it comes to their beloved pre-Christmas Gingerbread City. When calamity struck the sweet sculptures in 2009, a literal witch hunt spread throughout the country as they searched for the culprit.
Years later, police officer Ingelin receives a pre-dawn call, informing her somebody stole the train station, part of the docks, and the Eiffel Tower.
Fearing a repeat of 2009, Officer Ingelin knows she must solve the case before the media catches the story — even if it means treating the investigation like a serial killer manhunt.
Missed the Story?
There’s still time to sign up for the entire calendar (they have a catch-up sequence). Then the story will be available when the entire anthology comes out next summer!
Remember, if you want to try out one of my Ghost Detective stories, you can get the first one for free through my newsletter!