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LocationBradford PL
TitleSecret identity : a novel / Alex Segura.
AuthorSegura, Alex, 1980- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction


Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
FIC SEA50362005700087AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1250801745 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781250801746 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23/eng/20211007
Personal Name Segura, Alex, 1980- author.
Title Statement Secret identity : a novel / Alex Segura.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Flatiron Books, 2022.
Physical Description 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books. It's 1975 and the comic book industry is struggling, but Carmen Valdez doesn't care. She's an assistant at Triumph Comics, which doesn't have the creative zeal of Marvel nor the buttoned-up efficiency of DC, but it doesn't matter. Carmen is tantalizingly close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book. That dream is nearly a reality when one of the Triumph writers enlists her help to create a new character, which they call "The Lethal Lynx," Triumph's first female hero. But her colleague is acting strangely and asking to keep her involvement a secret. And then he's found dead, with all of their scripts turned into the publisher without her name. Carmen is desperate to piece together what happened to him, to hang on to her piece of the Lynx, which turns out to be a runaway hit. But that's complicated by a surprise visitor from her home in Miami, a tenacious cop who is piecing everything together too quickly for Carmen, and the tangled web of secrets and resentments among the passionate eccentrics who write comics for a living. Alex Segura uses his expertise as a comics creator as well as his unabashed love of noir fiction to create a truly one-of-a-kind novel--hard-edged and bright-eyed, gritty and dangerous, and utterly absorbing"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Authorship Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cartoonists Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Comic strip characters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Murder Investigation Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Superheroes Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels.

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