Max Collins delivers again with The Pearl Harbor Murders. Collins mixes history with possible scenarios for page-turning action in the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In this literary mystery, he puts Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs and son in the thick of espionage plots in beautiful Waikiki. His other "Murder" books also use famous authors who sleuth their way through famous disasters. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy these mysteries, and you're sure to learn something new before you're done.
From AudioFile: "Max Allan Collins's novels merge history and fiction; THE PEARL HARBOR MURDERS continues this pattern, focusing on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. With Edgar Rice Burroughs as a key player, the book intertwines the events of December 7, 1941, with the murder of Asian singer Pearl Harada. Burroughs, an unlikely person to solve a murder, knew Pearl and finds her body. With his son Hully, he inquires into the death and finds a bevy of suspects, including many ex-boyfriends, racists, and others. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Book Description: Many believe a war with Japan is imminent, but author Edgar Rice Burroughs is too busy basking in the Hawaiian sun to pay the rumors much mind. That is, until he finds a young Japanese-American woman murdered on the beach.
An exceptional storyteller. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The master of true-crime fiction. (Publishers Weekly)