The new novel from Anthony Award winner
In Paperback February 7, 2023
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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Deadly Pleasures, Florida Sun Sentinel, and more.
1975, New York: Superheroes. Murder. Secrets. The comic book industry is struggling, but trailblazer Carmen Valdez doesn’t care. She’s an assistant at Triumph Comics, and is tantalizingly close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book. But when her colleague is found dead, Carmen is desperate to piece together what happened to him and to hang on to her piece of her character, the Lynx, and her job.
A genuinely poignant thriller that pulsates with the lonely claustrophobia and third-rail delirium of city life.Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
Segura’s fond affection for comic books comes through in this mashup of pulpy murder mysteries and 1970s dingy New York streets.Silvia Moreno-Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic
Alex Segura is one of the great gentlemen of crime fiction. Secret Identity is his best yet—a glowing love letter to Serpico-era NYC and the rock and roll frontier of the American comics industry.S.A. Cosby, bestselling author of Razorblade Tears