The Case of the Claw

  • by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Narrated by Tee Morris
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The great metropolis of Super City is the home of dozens of costumed heroes: Spectacular Man, the Terrific Trio, the Bruiser, the Superior Six, and more.
This isn't their story...
When the heroes are done punching out the villains, it's left to the stalwart men and women of the Super City Police Department to restrain them, arrest them, and hope that this time there's enough evidence to actually convict them.
The mutated spree killer known as the Claw has returned, leaving bloody victims all over Super City. While Homicide detectives try to find out who the Claw really is, uniformed officers must deal with the Bolt's escape from the drunk tank, and the bumblings of aspiring hero Knight Dude. Meanwhile, the Superior Six claim they'll cooperate with the police and stop the Claw - but they are busy fighting the Brute Squad and stonewalling the cops. The SCPD must find out the Claw's deadly secret, before he claims another victim!


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Such a fun book and being able to enjoy it through the medium of audio and Tee Morris's over the top narration was just perfect. This is a silly story, set in the comic book world of Super City, where Costumed superheroes help ( though some might say hinder) the police in maintaining law and order and defending against threat from space.
But the crimes are real, as are the very human police attempting to solve them. The characterisations of these hard afflicted members of the force are fully rounded and realistic. It makes for a great contrast.
A bit of pathos with much conflict, confusion and comedy as dead bodies start appearing in the city, no clues other than each has a yellow post it note stuck to the head. The Claw is back!
The story is flamboyant and over the top so the language can be just a little bit colourful. The narrator is able to give great voice to the miriad characters trying to live and work in this much beset city as well as sustaining the in between text. So if you enjoy comics, this is certainly for you. But it is also an enjoyable police procedural, too.

I received a coplementary copy, via Audiobook Boom, from the right's holder in exchange for an honest review. This I have given. Thank you so much - I doubt I would have discovered it without you.

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- Norma Miles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press