Mystery Mondays: Eileen Schuh on the Mystery of Life

Please help me welcome Eileen Schuh who is here to talk about her lastest novel Dispassionate Lies and the Mystery of Life.

The mystery of life… (by Eileen Schuh)

It came to pass that there existed sensations that had never before been experienced. Gone was the prevailing rhythmic warmth, replaced with cacophony.

I would later learn words for those new sensations–light, sound, cold, pain–and be taught to recognize the distinctive pattern in the cacophony that was me.

But at the time, it was simply the moment of creation of both me and my world, for I comprehended no separation. I would later learn that this was the moment I was born, the moment I achieved a human identity and had rights bestowed on me. A moment, they say, in time.

From whence I came and why, remains a mystery.

Perhaps because life is such a mystery, the human spirit is destined to revel in the Mystery genre, the desire to know, written in our genes. Born with us.

I am a seeker and want not only to uncover my origin but also my destination. This is why I enjoy mysteries that offer great resolutions.

This is why my novels are known for their thrilling elements of crime and surprisingly satisfying endings.

May all your mysteries be marvelous and all your unexpected endings, uplifting and empowering.

The Mystery Of Life Dispassionate by Eileen Schuh:

Dispassionate lies (9)The year is 2035 and the world’s emerging from a devastating economic collapse. Computer guru, Ladesque, finds her task of restoring the world’s internet capabilities, dull until…

She’s approached by Paul, an attractive FBI agent intent on recruiting her to an ultra-secret project. There’s only one problem—the asexuality she was born with thirty-five years ago, vanishes and she’s left struggling with the unfamiliar power of libido.

When everyone, from ungainly computer geek, Roach to handsome Paul, becomes appealing, Ladesque suspects the popular explanation for the female asexuality saddling her generation is a lie. Her suspicions increase when an encoded diary and whispered rumours link the affliction to conspiracy and murder. However, uncovering facts proves difficult in an age where hackers have corrupted all digital records.

Putting her quest on hold, she joins Paul’s project where her uncertainties are quickly overshadowed by the explosive technology and high-tech challenges of her job. Then, she receives her final assignment.
She, alone, must assess the risk—a risk that just might reveal the truth about her past.

Eileen’s Bio

20100924-IMG_8819 - Copy-1Canadian author Eileen Schuh is known for her exploration of social issues and the human psyche, thrilling elements of crime, and surprisingly satisfying endings.

She has published three novels in her young adult BackTracker series—THE TRAZ (which also comes in a School Edition), FATAL ERROR and FIREWALLS. She’s also the proud author of two adult SciFi novellas, SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT and DISPASSIONATE LIES.


Next week we welcome Howard Shrier, author of the Toronto investigator Jonah Geller mysteries,to Mystery Mondays.


3 thoughts on “Mystery Mondays: Eileen Schuh on the Mystery of Life

Thank you for commenting! Your email address will be stored but not shared.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.