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Even if you're not a comics fan, this is a well plotted, engaging mystery with plenty of twists.
Max Allan Collins’ new Hard Case Crime novel, Seduction of the Innocent, is a re-visioning of a famous event in comic book history.
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This is an odd duck, for sure. The first half of the book is an historical novel, set against a backdrop of real characters and real events, even if some of the names have been... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Craig
Seduction of the Innocent is the third book in Max Allan Collins' trilogy about about Jack and Maggie Starr, a mystery series set in the comic book industry in the fifties. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dave Wilde
Reads like a second rate Mickey Spillane novel. Very slow moving. Excessive background on the comic book industry of the 1950's. Read morePublished 21 months ago by A. C. Herrick
This book was a lot of fun even if it wasn't perfect. I recommend it, especially if you're interested in comic books or comic book history.Published 21 months ago by BB
The last volume in this trilogy on the comic book industry is set in the 1950's, when the furor over the rising amount of crime, violence and sex rose to a roaring peak,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ted Feit
I really like Max Collins a lot. He has several good series that deserve close readings. However, this book is more notable for the original comic art as well as lots of tidbits... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Jeff
Of the three Jack/Maggie Starr novels, I enjoyed Seduction of the Innocent the most. The whole era of the comics witch hunt and hysteria lends itself to more interesting... Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Tim Field
The third book in the Jack and Maggie Starr trilogy continues the excellent murder mystery series based on the early days of comics.Published on March 19, 2013 by Jeremy Spaulding