Red Handed by Matt Kindt
The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

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It does take a good while for the fragments of Kindt's story to come together, and Red Handed's series of climactic revelations will require all but the most assiduous readers to flip back through the book to get their bearings.
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Synopsis

Welcome to the city of Red Wheelbarrow, where the world's greatest detective has yet to meet the crime he can't solve―every criminal in Red Wheelbarrow is caught and convicted thanks to Detective Gould's brilliant mind and cutting-edge spy technology.
But lately there has been a rash of crimes so eccentric and random that even Detective Gould is stumped. Will he discover the connection between the compulsive chair thief, the novelist who uses purloined street signs to write her magnum opus, and the photographer who secretly documents peoples' most anguished personal moments? Or will Detective Gould finally meet his match?
Matt Kindt operates with wit and perception in the genre of hard-boiled crime fiction. Red Handed owes as much to Paul Auster as Dashiell Hammett, and raises some genuinely sticky questions about human nature.

 

About Matt Kindt

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Matt Kindt (Red Handed) is the award-winning writer and artist of the graphic novels Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip. He is currently the writing monthly comics for DC Comics and is writing and drawing his own monthly comic, MIND MGMT, for Dark Horse. Critically-acclaimed, Kindt's work has been nominated for four Eisner Awards and three Harvey Awards and listed in Time magazine's best graphic novels (2001) and Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels (Super Spy). Matt Kindt lives in Webster Groves, Missouri. Red Handed is his most recent graphic novel.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by First Second. 272 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jul 07 2013

Even at their most elemental, the images and text (and lack of images or text) play off each other in percussive paneling, delivering hard-boiled punches to a satisfyingly noirish end.

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Below average
Reviewed by Glen Weldon on May 08 2013

It does take a good while for the fragments of Kindt's story to come together, and Red Handed's series of climactic revelations will require all but the most assiduous readers to flip back through the book to get their bearings.

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