Re-creating the quintessential recreational fiction genre: the murder mystery
More and more people are curling up with a good mystery or reading one on vacation on an e-reader of some sort, one that provides readers access to a whole library of choices from which to borrow, rent, or purchase inexpensively. But, nearly all of these mysteries merely consist of words transferred to the new media from their traditional twentieth-century print-on-paper and audio versions. It seems long overdue for twenty-first century mystery authors and publishers to leverage the new digital formats to provide richer, more compelling mystery experiences for the netizens of the new century.
Below are the first two works from one author who is beginning to test those waters.
Fortunate Traveler Mysteries
By Therese Mageau
Midlands Canal Mystery
A Fortunate Traveler CyberShortStory in which Monique and Gregory save the day while guiding a rented narrowboat through the Midlands canals.
- Stunning photos of the Midlands canals and their surroundings
- Video clips of Midlands canal locks in operation [Some are broken at this time.]
- Links to Google maps and other resources for traveling the Midlands canals by narrowboat
- The Fortunate Traveler Mysteries Store containing dozens of useful travel items and books
Murder on the Alaska Ferry
A full-length Fortunate Traveler mystery novel in which Monique and Gregory ride the Alaska Ferry through the Inside Passage to Juneau, only to encounter murder along the way.
- Now available in on-screen and print formats
- Soon to be available as a free downloadable file for most e-readers
- Links to Google maps and up-to-date information for traveling the Alaska Inside Passage (UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Completed through Chapter 4)
- Fortunate Traveler Mysteries Store containing related books and useful travel items
- Content-appropriate Ads from Google (at left)