It's about stories. Dark satires of things like why all the musicians are dying off, how it is politicians can hand off their offices to their children, ageism in tech industry, the lengths landlords will go to evict a tenant if they can get around rent control... through the lens of a supernatural detective.
It's a genre-bender mixing elements of mystery, horror and urban fantasy. Think the Night Stalker through the lens of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Art Buchwald.
Or just read the first story in this series: All the Dead Musicians right here on Patreon.
In the spirit of the old ways (Hammett's Continental Op, Manly Wade Wellman's Silver John and Keith Laumer's Retief, to name a few), this is an ongoing series of short form fiction. Each month, there will be a new story. A bit more like getting this month's issue of Batman or Spider-Man, but with a full story and no annoying crossover events. Or in the spirit of the old character pulps, if you're so inclined.
A couple reasons:
- Patreon is a great setup for a monthly series. It's just like a subscription, with a library option if you want access the earlier material.
- I'm not a big fan of exclusives and a lot of the online bookstores try to back you into a corner with exclusives and lock the readers into a file format. It's a great business practice for those bookstores, but I'd rather operate in more of direct line with my readers. Which is kind of the whole point of Patreon. So Patrons get the stories a month before they hit those online bookstores (Amazon, BN, Kobo, etc.).
- It gives you more options in one place: read it in browser, download an ePub or download a PDF file.