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Comic books in 'Dover Mystery Classics'

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dover Mystery Classics: A Killing in Comics SC (2015 Dover) By Max Allan Collins 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Max Allan Collins. Art by Terry Beatty. Cover by Stephen Gardner. In Manhattan of 1948, a famous former striptease artist named Maggie Starr runs her late husband's newspaper syndicate, distributing the superhero comic Wonder Guy. But when the cartoon's publisher winds up dead, Maggie hunts for the killer among a cast of cartoonists, wives and mistresses, and minions of a different sort of syndicate - a crew of suspects with motives that are far from super-heroic. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 272 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dover Mystery Classics: Strip for Murder SC (2015 Dover) By Max Allan Collins 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Max Allan Collins. Art by Terry Beatty. Colorful characters with murderous motives populate this illustrated mystery, which unfolds during the Broadway season of 1953. Former striptease artist Maggie Starr continues "stripping" by distributing comic strips through her late husband's newspaper syndicate. When the heated rivalry between a pair of her cartoonists ends in homicide, Maggie and her stepson, Jack, turn detective. Together they seek the killer among a rogues' gallery of loan sharks, jealous husbands, bitter artists, and other suspects. Max Allan Collins' fast-paced romp through a flavorful era in comic strip history is enriched by Terry Beatty's atmospheric illustrations. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, Text. Cover price $9.95.