The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column that normally runs on Thursdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.

However, as we near toward the end of the year, Shannon is going to take these remaining Thursdays to talk about the books most influential to her, and why they have withstood the test of time. These will run every Thursday, leading up to the end-of-the-year review on December 31st, 2020, which is also a Thursday.

Another set of books I’ve grown up appreciating would be the original Nancy Drew series, and the added books that were released during my elementary school years that follow the numbering sequence of the original series. I loved seeing what mysteries Nancy and her friends would stumble into, and how they might go about solving them.

By my teenage years, I’d largely drifted away to science fiction and fantasy, but I think these early roots played a role in why I came back to try my hand at mystery and crime fiction as an adult.