A Killing in Comics by Max Allan Collins
(A Jack Starr Mystery)

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A cutting-edge mystery novel that combines the illustrations of Batman artist Terry Beatty with a New York Times bestelling author.

Manhattan, 1948. America's most famous exstriptease artist, glamorous Maggie Starr, now runs her late husband's newspaper syndicate, distributing the Wonder Guy comic strip. Wonder Guy, soaring superhero, represents all that is good about postwar America. But when the cartoon character's publisher winds up dead, Maggie finds herself working with her stepson Jack Starr (also her V.P. and chief troubleshooter) to find a killer among cartoonists, wives, mistresses and minions of a different sort of "syndicate"-suspects with motives that are anything but superheroic.

About Max Allan Collins

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Max Allan Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins.
Published May 1, 2007 by Berkley Trade. 261 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fans who admire Collins's superb Nate Heller series for its ingenious, innovative and well-researched solutions to historical mysteries like the Black Dahlia murder (Angel in Black ) and Amelia Earhart's disappearance (Flying Blind ) will find this bland, broadly sketched whodunit several notches...

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Max Allan Collins’s A Killing in Comics is well-researched, a labor of love that’s masquerading as a mystery novel.

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A KILLING IN COMICS is set in 1948 Manhattan amidst the publishing world of American Comics and comic strip characters.

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