John Steinbeck werewolf mystery novel actually exists

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Guardian reports that the esteemed author John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, among others) wrote a "full-length mystery werewolf story" called Murder at Full Moon back in 1930, which hasn't seen the light of day.

Here's the official synopsis:

Set in a fictional Californian coastal town, Murder at Full Moon tells the story of a community gripped by fear after a series of gruesome murders takes place under a full moon. Investigators fear that a supernatural monster has emerged from the nearby marshes. Its characters include a cub reporter, a mysterious man who runs a local gun club and an eccentric amateur sleuth who sets out to solve the crime using techniques based on his obsession with pulp detective fiction.

Now, there's currently no plans from the Steinbeck estate to publish this novel, but it's survived in an archive this long for that very reason, so there's still a chance this could come out at some point!

But what do you guys think? Fans of Steinbeck? If so, would you like to read his take on the werewolf mythos? Either way, sound off below!

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