Hush, My Inner Sleuth

Hush, My Inner Sleuth

by M.E. Meegs, W.B. Tigue


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In the fall of 1947, an impressionable young scholar finds herself seduced by the spirit of a Hollywood pulp detective….

This serpentine saga opens at a New England women’s college, where the ever-playful Betty escapes a meddlesome narrator by slipping her friend a mickey and assuming her identity. Undaunted, the plucky storyteller adopts said friend—the literarily precocious Willie—and accompanies her to L.A.

Meanwhile, the pulp-inflected ghost of Skip Ryker—a recently atomized Hollywood detective—tries in vain to solve his untimely demise. What he needs, it quickly becomes apparent, is a willing instrument.

The ensuing collision of these disparate narratives sparks a battle royal for control of Willie’s suggestible psyche—and subsequently, movie rights to the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938710322
Publisher: Street Car Mysteries
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

M.E. Meegs began writing epic poetry while still in the cradle, though her first real recognition came only after the completion of her dramatic tragedy, "Dolly's Fourth, and Final, Crusade." Written when she was five, it chronicles the midnight adventure of a favorite doll, which ended sadly in the jaws of a neighbor's mastiff.

She lives now in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a first-class typewriter and a middling husband who will soon be in need of a food taster if he doesn't begin showing a little more appreciation for her literary efforts.

A truly loving soul, she harbors neither children nor pets-fearing the temptation to make sacrifices of them to her tetchy muse might prove irresistible. She does, however, heartily enjoy the company of her devotees, so please do stop by her virtual home at:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Ladies Don’t Pee

Chapter 2. All the Misses Dalloway

Chapter 3. Window to a Jumbled Soul

Chapter 4. I, Shamus

Chapter 5. Brave New World — Ready or Not…

Chapter 6. In Hollywood, Ain’t Nobody Your Friend

Chapter 7. A Theory of Names, or, Call Me Trixie

Chapter 8. Ethereality and Its Discontents, or, Being Nothingness Is Beat

Chapter 9. Who’s That Knocking on My Id?

Chapter 10. Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd

Chapter 11. On Narrators as Head Lice

Chapter 12. True Nobility

Chapter 13. Incubus, Have Your Way

Chapter 14. It’s Greek to Me

Chapter 15. Catch as Catch Can

Chapter 16. That Number Is Not in Service

Chapter 17. Peeing and Nothingness

Chapter 18. Two Trixies Ain’t Better Than One

Chapter 19. The Naked Seeing Self

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