The Fine Art of Strange Crimes
By Matt Kindt
First Second, Hardcover, 9781596436626, 264pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Welcome to the city of Red Wheelbarrow, where the world's greatest detective has yet to meet the crime he can't solve every criminal in Red Wheelbarrow is caught and convicted thanks to Detective Gould's brilliant mind and cutting-edge spy technology.
But lately there has been a rash of crimes so eccentric and random that even Detective Gould is stumped. Will he discover the connection between the compulsive chair thief, the novelist who uses purloined street signs to write her magnum opus, and the photographer who secretly documents peoples' most anguished personal moments? Or will Detective Gould finally meet his match?
Matt Kindt operates with wit and perception in the genre of hard-boiled crime fiction. "Red Handed" owes as much to Paul Auster as Dashiell Hammett, and raises some genuinely sticky questions about human nature.
"Matt Kindt is the man." -- Junot Diaz *"If David Lynch scripted Dick Tracy it might—might—be as great as this." -- Booklist, starred review
"This hefty illustrated novel by a highly creative graphic artist and storyteller employs dazzling techniques in its presentation of an urban crime noir mystery." - VOYA
"Elegant scribbles from an electric mind." -- Kirkus Reviews