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A Killing in Comics (A Jack Starr Mystery)

by Max Allan Collins

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 042521365X, Paperback)

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.

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"Manhattan, 1948. Wonder Guy, soaring superhero, represents all that is good about postwar America. But underpaid cartoonists Harry Spiegel and Moe Shulman feel bad about publisher Donny Harrison making a killing from their creation. Then, celebrating his birthday dressed in Wonder Guy's signature caped costume, Donny suddenly collapses onto a cake knife - and discovers the super suit does not grant him the hero's invulnerability." "Glamorous Maggie Starr is America's most famous ex-striptease artist. In a way, the diva is still "stripping" - running her late husband's newspaper syndicate, distributing the Wonder Guy comic strip. Stepson Jack Starr, her V.P. and chief troubleshooter, doesn't need X-ray vision to see Donny's "accident" is murder. Together, they must find a killer among cartoonists, wives, mistresses, and minions of a different sort of "syndicate" - suspects with motives that are anything but superheroic."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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