All Saints Day (Amy Devlin #2)
It's been three years since the events of Past Lies. Amy Devlin, in the last month of her time in Beverly Hills' Cold Case Division, has uncovered a series of murders that may all be the work of one man. Every 10 years, a sinner with a saint's name has been brutally murdered on All Saints Day. With a string of cases spanning 30 years, and another killing set to occur withi...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Oni Press
(first published March 11th 2010)
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A solid mystery with a smart and mostly charming main character. I got a little aggravated at Devlin when she pulled attitude for being treated like a screw-up when it was explained in the first five pages that she knows she's a screw-up. There was also an issue with two characters who--had I read the first book of the series--I'm sure I would have known, but they were in two scenes before they even got name-dropped, and it kept pulling me out of the story because I had no idea who they were.
I'm really enjoying the trend of more crime and mystery comics being published right now, but I'm not 100% sold on this one. Solid writing, but a little predictable. The illustration in general is quite good, but I found the main character a little inconsistent or "muddy" at first. I got over it.
This mystery has a nice balance of graphics and text to keep the plot thick and moving along. It was nice to have a female protagonist as well, though disappointing that she didn't quite solve the mystery. Perhaps that would've been a little too neat for this gritty tale.
Christina Weir is married to Nunzio DeFilippis; together they have written a large number of graphic novels ranging from YA fantasy and adventure to more adult mysteries. They have also written for film and television. And are currently at work trying to break into the YA novel arena.More about Christina Weir...