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SHANNON MUIR’S FIRST FULL-LENGTH STORY FROM PRO SE PRESS IS NOW AVAILABLE, BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY WELL-KNOWN PULP SCRIBE CHARLES BOECKMAN AND LICENSED TO PRO SE PRESS!
From the publisher’s press release…
JAZZ, BETRAYAL, AND MURDER FROM THE MIND OF A PULP LEGEND-‘CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS ‘THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER’ DEBUTS
In July of 1955, JUSTICE Magazine printed a story by Charles Boeckman called “A Hot Lick for Doc,” featuring a skid row bum named Jim “Doc” DeFord and a woman whom he befriends named Sally Garcia set in the Latin quarter of Corpus Christi, Texas. “Doc” DeFord was once the great jazz clarinet player Buddy Turner, and he gets bus tickets to take himself and Sally back to Los Angeles where he’s from and where Buddy Turner made it big.
Pro Se Productions proudly announces the release of the next chapter in the tale of two characters crafted by one of Pulp’s best scribes, Charles Boeckman, in CHARLES BOECKMAN PRESENTS DOC AND SALLY IN THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER by Shannon Muir.
THE DEATH OF BUDDY TURNER sees Doc and Sally arriving in Los Angeles, and Doc carrying the clarinet of a dead young player to whom he made a big promise.
Jim Turner DeFord comes back in hopes of reclaiming his life and career as Buddy Turner, only to find his wife has filed paperwork to declare him dead and get control of whatever music rights remain. Doc is determined to find out what is really going on, even as he learns people from his past are out to kill him.
Even worse, the jazz scene he knew from Los Angeles has changed. Now the big things are happening down by Hermosa Beach and not so much in the city. As Jim “Doc” DeFord, he and Sally manage to get jobs working in the up and coming jazz club. “Doc” struggles if it is worth letting people know that Buddy Turner is alive and kicking, or safer to leave the past buried in the past and start over with Sally in a new life. Problem is, Sally Garcia doesn’t know he and Buddy Turner are one and the same. Though she’s stuck with him through the rough times, will she still be there once she finds out who he really is?
SHANNON MUIR SAYS GOODBYE TO HER INSPIRATION TO WRITE ‘DOC AND SALLY’
Since 1986, KEWU-FM served as the only full-time jazz station for the Spokane, Washington area and vicinity, a university station broadcasting at 10,000 watts. As of December 2023, it will go off the air for good, leaving a hole in the jazz and local community. Learn more about KEWU-FM’s personal influence on Shannon Muir.
SHANNON MUIR APPEARED AT LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 2023
SHANNON MUIR will be appearing at the LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS April 23rd, 2023, from 2 to 4 PM. Thanks to all who came to meet her at the Sisters in Crime/LA Booth #360, where limited copies of DOC AND SALLY as well as past anthologies she has been in from Pro Se Press were available.
WANT TO READ OTHER WORKS BY SHANNON MUIR?
Works in New Pulp, SF, and Fantasy – including short stories in anthologies from Pro Se Productions
Animation Focused Writings – including information on her out of print textbook GARDNER’S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING ANIMATION
Shannon Muir is also listed in WHO’S WHO IN NEW PULP from Airship 27 Publications!