The first Tuesday of every month, Shannon Muir gives you a preview of what’s going on this month at SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF, dedicated to featuring authors from the mystery, crime, suspense, science fiction and fantasy genres. Today’s feature is a SPECIAL EDITION.
THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF offers author interviews, guest posts, and the occasional book spotlight specifically geared to mystery/suspense/crime books every Monday through Thursday. Additionally, on Fridays, the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy – which take their origins in part from pulp – are featured.
There is also a series of serialized stories about investigator Myanna Moore. These are available at Smashwords FREE until end of day today. Check them out!
MYANNA MOORE: HAUNTED BY THE TRUTH SERIAL FICTION IN E-BOOK FORM!
Early installments 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. Available in e-book for 99 cents USD. Seven episodes are scheduled be released, with the first five available now.
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.
EPISODE FIVE: DOWN A DARQUE PATH
Sometimes the biggest mystery of all is unraveling your own past to catch your own demons. Myanna Moore learns what her paternal birth grandfather has been up to, and begins to realize what’s at stake as she goes “Down a Darque Path” in this fifth part of the serial. Backed with new novelette, SHARDS OF TRUTH.
Installments Six and Seven scheduled to appear in future, exclusively in e-book form and each with a back up novel about Myanna’s teenage years.