The strange, ritualistic murders that rocked Vitoria, Spain, ended twenty years ago, when brilliant archaeologist Tasio Ortiz de Zárate was arrested by his twin brother, Ignacio. Now he's about to be released from jail, and the slaughter has started again. Can Inspector Unai López de Ayal, aka "The Kraken," stop the killing? The first part of Saenz's White City trilogy, an instant bestseller in Spain, is a mystery lover's mystery, combining hard-boiled characters with an entire fish market's worth of delicious red herrings. The medieval city of Vitoria is the perfect Gothic stage upon which a fascinating puzzler involving Basque legend and modern psychopathy plays out. Don't miss it!
With his bowtie and unerring ability to saunter into trouble, Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen has been a reliable stooge for nearly 80 years. This Eisner-award-winning series pulls off the impossible--reinventing the Daily Planet photographer for the 2020s. In hiding after an assassination attempt, Olsen manages to plug one of his spare body doubles instead of his own ginger hide, He then has to frantically work out who might have wanted to kill him. He also juggles marriage to an intergalactic jewel thief, a running prank war with Batman, AND a new career as a YouTube sensation. With an insane gag rate and a head-spinning plot that will tie your neck in knots,this reads like the Marx Brothers have taken over Metropolis. It's the most satisfying superhero comic in years.
One corpse, one open window, three stab wounds, and every clock stopped at three. There's also just one suspect--beautiful heiress Holly Inglehart. No one is upset that evil aunt Alexandria bought it, so it would be nice to keep Holly out of jail. Craig Rice's delightful 1939 mystery combines a twisted brain-teaser with the rat-tat-tat pace and snappy dialogue of It Happened One Night. The crazy cast of characters also imbibe enough booze to float the Titanic. A delicious whodunnit for those who like to solve cases wearing blue silk pajamas and sipping an ice-cold G&T.