fun book about the airing of the radio show and a (of course!) a murder.
author does a good job taking us to the time and place!
From the Prologue to the very end, you keep wondering. You are right there with the writer seeing it all happen. Collin's research makes this book so real that you have to remind yourself it's just fiction. Great writing and great research. A great read.
An interesting take on the "War of the Worlds' radio broadcast of 1938 produced by and starring Orson Welles as a young man before his "Citizen Kane" fame. Collins added this 'fake' disaster tale to his murder mystery series set in a variety of real disasters worldwide like the sinking of the Titanic, the attack at Pearl Harbor, the London Blitz, etc.
Will be of special interest to any fans of early radio or vaudeville.....story includes thorough explanation of how the radio shows were produced. A side story also shows how plays made their way to Times Square theaters. Plus, includes details of how many mystery writers of the day were also fans of magic or magicians themselves.
The murder mystery is almost a side note in the novel, with the focus being on Welles and his career.
I could see the people running and trying to get away in my mind. A great read!