Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Seduction of the Innocent


It's 1954, and a rabble-rousing social critic has declared war on comic books - especially the scary, gory, bloody sort published by the bad boys of the industry, EF Comics. But on the way to a Senate hearing on whether these depraved publications should be banned, the would-be censor meets a violent end of his own - leaving his opponents in hot water.

Can Jack Starr, private eye to the funny-book industry, and his beautiful boss Maggie unravel the secret of Dr. Frederick's gruesome demise? Or will the crackdown come, falling like an executioner's axe...?
I love these books by Max Allan Collins.  They're mysteries that focus on the early roots of comic books and comic strips.  A true pleasure to read and a lot of trivia/history thrown in as well.  I encourage you to pick up all the Jack Starr mysteries.  This is the third one.  They all stand alone.


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