book cover of Five California Tales

Five California Tales

A collection of stories by

California, a land of mystery, a land of magic. Assassins walk the streets alongside angels. Romance blossoms in the City by the Bay, while death stalks a Los Angeles science fiction convention. In this collection, find the first story featuring Rusch's popular character Spade, "Stomping Mad," as well as four standalone tales: "Ghosts," "The Perfect Man," "Monuments To The Dead," and "Spirit Guides."

"... the always impressive Rusch can successfully tackle any genre she sets her sights on."
- Barnes &

"Rusch is a great storyteller."
- Romantic Times

"[Rusch's] short fiction is golden."
- The Kansas City Star

"Like early Ray Bradbury, Rusch has the ability to switch on a universal dark."
- the Times of London

International bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has published fiction in every genre. She has been nominated for three Edgar Awards, two Shamus Awards, and an Anthony Award. She has won the Ellery Queen Reader's Choice Award twice. She has also published award-winning mystery novels under the name Kris Nelscott. For more about her work, go to

Used availability for Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Five California Tales

Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Five California Tales
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
ISBN: 0-615-85790-6 / 978-0-615-85790-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: WMG Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Five California Tales
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: WMG Publishing, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA