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Publisher's Summary

On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder.
Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect. Convinced that the star has been framed, Walter Gibson - creator of pulp superhero the Shadow - has exactly one hour, the length of the radio show, to solve the murder. But in show business, appearances are deceptive, and the facts of this case are not what they seem.
The sixth in the series of Max Allan Collins’s disaster thrillers, The War of the Worlds Murder offers up historical high jinks of Welles-ian proportions.
©2005 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By ZUrlocker on 07-07-18

Great historical mystery

This is really a love letter from Max Allan Collins to Orson Welles and his crew of actors, writers, producers who put on the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio show in 1938. It's dressed up in a bit of a shaggy dog story, but its still fun. It's not the best of this series, but for those interested in pulp writers and radio, it's wonderfully engaging.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Judith on 03-25-17

Hoax within a hoax

Meticulous historical research as always. But this is the worst of the series. It is a hoax within a hoax and the worst hoax is on the reader. The only thing you feel after reading it is - why did I waste my time with this thing. Very disappointing.

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