THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF
Interviews and more on pulp and pulp-inspired genres, and all types of mystery, crime and thriller fiction – classic and contemporary, cozy to action – can be found at THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF, which celebrated one year online in March 2017. Currently, THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF features run Mondays through Wednesdays, and most Thursdays. Shannon Muir features “Thursday Thoughts” the first Thursday of each month, on any relative topic. Special Science Fiction and Fantasy spotlights run on Fridays.
Shannon Muir also self-publishes e-books under THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF brand. Offerings include:
THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF: MY INTRODUCTION TO GENRE AND MYSTERY FICTION
E-book of fiction and reflection by administrator Shannon Muir, 0.99 USD.
Genre and Mystery writer Shannon Muir, who also administrates the blog THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF, gives her personal insights on the field and how she came to be a part of it, and then the first year of launching a blog focused on it. She breaks down how she got the idea to do the blog, through the major steps in its initial launch and her larger thoughts on the blog’s positioning in the mystery and crime book landscape. Additionally, the collection includes a mystery short story set in Hollywood where a new writer in town suddenly finds herself a suspect in a murder, called “First Deadly Hollywood Break”.
SERIALIZED ADVENTURES – MYANNA MOORE: HAUNTED BY THE TRUTH
Originally featured as web serials on a Tumblr site, the finished episodes are gathered and packaged with backup stories about private investigator Myanna Moore’s mother and her world, as well as Myanna’s childhood. Available in e-book for 99 cents USD per installment. Six episodes will be released in total between October 2016 and October 2017, and in a collected form December 2017.
EPISODE ONE: THE MANY LIVES OF MYANNA MOORE
Myanna Moore became a private investigator to help others after untangling the webs of her own complicated childhood. She thought all of her own personal issues had been resolved, but new clues surface to show her this is far from the case when Myanna is approached to take the case of a couple seeking emotional closure over the fate of a foster child they cared about. This is the original sixteen part serial plus epilogue as it originally ran, plus a new prologue. Also included are three previously published short stories that take place in Myanna’s world.
EPISODE TWO: GHOSTS OF THE PAST
The second installment of the Myanna Moore web serial compilation finds Myanna headed back to the old estate where the grandparents of the woman who raised her committed terrible and twisted acts. While going to piece together the mystery of her own past, she finds someone else with questions about her own life and eager to get the answers. The backing story to this collection is SEEDS OF TRUTH, a prequel novella set-up for the life of Firinne “Truth” Knox, the woman who raised Myanna and would ultimately take her on an adventure that changed her adult life forever.
EPISODE THREE: UNEARTHING IDENTITY
This installment of Myanna’s story takes Myanna and her new traveling companion Nolan to an old shop where a blind man has the wisdom to see what each of them seeks. The backing story to this collection is the previously released HALF TRUTH AND FULL LYE, which begins the tale of Firinne “Truth” Knox and her exposure to the world Myanna ultimately grows up in.
EPISODE FOUR: CHASED BY DARQUE
Armed with the information she got from visiting a shop, Myanna confronts Pastor Watson about what really happened to his daughter that supposedly died in a car accident. After leaving, someone ambushes Myanna and makes her an offer to team up against Darque, or risk going alone and letting Darque catch up and trap her. This latest installment of the web series is backed with ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH, where young Myanna Moore makes her debut.