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Hi, I’m Shannon. I’m a former construction management professional turned author and budding introvert. I get my kicks writing, reading and researching unusual ways to kill and/or defraud people. I sometimes worry that the men in black are going to show up to my house over an internet search term.

I grew up watching classic films, including a lot of screwball comedies, and reading anything I could get my hands on – mysteries, comedies, some science fiction, anything where there was a large series to get my fix (although I never got into Nancy Drew. My first book I ever wrote at age 11 was a 200+ page Nancy Drew satire).

Some of my favorite characters are Sherlock Holmes (and eventually, his wife, Mary Russell), Bertie and Jeeves, and John Carter.

This has all culminated in writing a series of mysteries based on the life of an infamous great aunt (actually multiple greats) who was a Pinkerton detective in Dallas beginning in the 1930’s. The first Laurel Private Investigator Mystery is available!

I live in Dallas, Texas with my favorite husband, our little girls, and two black lab rescues.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, shannon@shannondwells.com is a great way to do that. I’d love to hear recommendations for classic film or historical mysteries I need to watch or read.

 

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