Michael Panush joined Curiosity Quills Press at the beginning of the year and, since then, has been thrilling and surprising readers everywhere with his unique fiction. A stylistic throwback to the pulpy heyday of the twenties, thirties and forties, his books mix up classic noir protagonists with monsters, magic, nightmares and the occult.
Now, last I looked, Christmas isn’t due in June. Less Santa, more bucket & spade and sunscreen. Still, I have been proved wrong because, if you’re a fan of Michael Panush’s hit zombie noir series, The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, it’s sure as heck Christmas, with a trilogy of big announcements.
Big Announcement, Part I
The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, vol 1: American Nightmares - the hit anthology that started it all – is now just $0.99, from now until Sunday July 8th!
This let’s people curious about the series get their first bite of paranormal PI pie for mere pocket-change, so if you know someone who just might be ready to have their mind bent by something unique, now is the time.
Their first seven cases have Weatherby and Mort taking readers on a wild ride from a vampire’s decaying mansion to the mob-controlled streets of Havana. They’ll take on roadside attractions gone wrong, hordes of the living dead, and ride against the Devil himself in a high speed car race to the death.
Big Announcement, Part II
The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, vol 2: Cold Wars hits shelves, both virtual and literal, on Sunday July 8th! Mort and Weatherby unravel the dangerous machinations of vengeful Hawaiian spirits, old gods, ancient Egyptian magic and one of Weatherby’s own depraved ancestors.
All three of the stories seen so far on the site – Tiki Terror, Crimson Catch and Mort Candle’s War – along with four never before published stories, can be in your hands in glorious dead-tree format for $12.99, or on your Magical Digital Device of choice for just $3.99.
Feel free to hammer refresh on the book’s page on release day for links to every format your heart could desire.
Big Announcement, Part III
Also on Sunday July 8th, and several Sundays thereafter, Stein & Candle Detective Agency, vol 3: Red Reunion will be taking over from vol 2, with all-new paranormal noir serialised on the Curiosity Quills website for free.
As the stakes get higher, Morton Candle and Weatherby Stein are forced to call in favours and support, with parties from family to veteran war buddies coming to their aid in cases cases that pit them against ferocious demons in the Tokyo underworld, Satan-worshipping teenagers in a seemingly normal suburb, lizard-men in a Lake Tahoe lounge, and even Dracula, the Lord of Vampires himself.
Don’t miss this exciting continuation of our dynamic duo’s adventures.
So! Join us for two weeks of zombie noir Christmas. Who knows, we might get it recognised as a national holiday.