Rena lost everything when her husband and son died in a fiery car accident. Now she has only her daily swim at the rec center, where she hopes no one pays attention to her horrible burn scars. But someone noticed, the same someone who murders a lifeguard while Rena does her laps. Only Rena can identify the killer, but the identification is not as easy as it seems...

"Kristine Kathryn Rusch's crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style."
- Ed Gorman
Mystery Scene Magazine

"Scars," by Kristine Kathryn Rusch was first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1995.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch's short mystery fiction has won the Ellery Queen Readers' Choice Award twice, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards. Her mystery novels appear under the names Kris Nelscott and Kris Rusch. For more information on her work, go to

If you liked "Scars," you might enjoy these stories and collections by Kristine Kathryn Rusch:

Cowboy Grace
Her Mother's Secrets
Jury Duty
Patriotic Gestures
Five Female Sleuths

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July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Scars
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: WMG Publishing
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