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Kerryn Offord

Previously published works by Kerryn Offord are:

"A Night at the Ballet" 1634: The Ram Rebellion

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My Wife, the Axe Murderer

My Wife, the Axe Murderer

September 1635, Magdeburg central police station   Dylan Pence guided his fiancée and her son’s baby carriage past Fabian Mittendorf and into his office. Fabian shut the door after them and gestured to the other man already in the office. “You...
Family Values

Family Values

Schwerin, September 1635 "Father, someone is building something on our land beside the Schwerin See," Mathias von Hagen shouted as he barged into the family home.Jasper von Hagen looked up from the mug of ale he was drinking. "Say that...
An Excellent Woman

An Excellent Woman

Magdeburg, July 1635 Dylan Pence breathed hard and sweated profusely as he staggered up the last flight of stairs in pursuit of the faster runners. Once on the seventh-floor landing of the still incomplete Karickhoff's Hotel, Dylan ran across to the other...
A Season of Change

A Season of Change

Grantville, July 1633 Stephan Greiner was but a poorly paid and barely acknowledged cog in the machine that was the Schmucker and Schwentzel print shop. He wasn't a printer. He was a sales rep, and his job was to sell printing services and books. He was paid...
St. George’s Ghosts

St. George’s Ghosts

December 1635, Tetschen, near the border between Saxony and Bohemia   John “Puss” Trelli walked up to the stall where his mount had his head over the door. Thunder locked his eyes on Puss’ hands, looking for the usual treat. With a smile Puss...
Trapped

Trapped

June 1635, North Frisian IslandsStanding on the deck of the USE Navy's dive tender Red Lion, George Watson stared at the cluster of prefabricated cabins that had been his home all summer. He couldn't see Grietje, but after the way they'd parted he...
St. George’s Dragon

St. George’s Dragon

November 1635, Tetschen, near the border between Saxony and Bohemia   John “Puss” Trelli knew someone somewhere had it in for him. Here he was, a poor sergeant in the army with a wife and a baby on the way. And what did the powers that be do? They...
A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Grantville, Tuesday, June 1635 It had been a hard day at the salt mines. Sebastian Jones trudged the last few feet up the garden path to the front door. He was just about to insert his key when the door was swung open. “Did you have a good day at school?”...
Accidental Heroes

Accidental Heroes

Sunday, March 2, 1636   Boom! Crack! Crack! Dina Frost froze where she was. It wasn’t the deer hunting season, so nobody should be shooting in this area—that meant the shooters were probably poachers. Maybe that was what the policemen from the cruiser she...