Disaster

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The War of the Worlds Murder Publisher's Summary

On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder.

Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect. Convinced that the star has been framed, Walter Gibson - creator of pulp superhero the Shadow - has exactly one hour, the length of the radio show, to solve the murder. But in show business, appearances are deceptive, and the facts of this case are not what they seem.

The sixth in the series of Max Allan Collins’s disaster thrillers, The War of the Worlds Murder offers up historical high jinks of Welles-ian proportions.

©2005 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The War of the Worlds Murder

    • Disaster Series
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    On October 30, 1938, rising radio star Orson Welles boondoggles the American public into believing that Martians have attacked Earth. With his clever adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the great showman proves he can get away with anything - maybe even murder. Minutes before the fictitious invasion goes live on the air, a dead body is found in the studio and the polarizing Welles is the obvious suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical mystery

    • By ZUrlocker on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The London Blitz Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 5
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    A murderer is on a rampage, stalking women on the Blitz-ravaged streets of London. Looking for adult material for her next book, legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie persuades her friend forensics expert Sir Bernard Spilsbury to take her to the murder scenes. When the investigation into the serial killings leads to a theater staging one of her works, the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple puts her sleuthing skills to a real-life test. But will Agatha’s pursuit of the murderer make her the killer’s next target? A harrowing historical thriller, The London Blitz Murders is a worthy homage to the world-renowned maven of mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical fiction mystery

    • By ZUrlocker on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Lusitania Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 4
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Under the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine, Wright has booked passage on what would be the luxury liner’s disastrous final crossing. He claims to be interviewing celebrity passengers, but the reporter is actually investigating rumors that the ship is ferrying an illegal cache of weapons to aid the British war against Germany. His investigation is put on hold when three German stowaways are discovered and then - in an unexpected and violent twist - killed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Want a Sequel!

    • By Simone on 04-06-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • The Pearl Harbor Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 3
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Two nights before the devastating military strike on Pearl Harbor, a young half-Japanese singer is found dead on a Honolulu beach. The murder appears to be a simple crime of passion, but writer Edgar Rice Burroughs - creator of Tarzan and John Carter - has his doubts. The writer’s suspicions lead him and his son Hully to conduct a sub-rosa investigation into the sultry singer’s death. Their pursuit of the killer coincides with rumors of an imminent Japanese attack against the Pacific fleet stationed in Oahu.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not as good as some others

    • By ZUrlocker on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • The Hindenburg Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 2
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Leslie Charteris had no way of knowing that the Hindenburg was hurtling toward catastrophe. But like his crime-fighting character, the Saint, Charteris has an eye for trouble. First the famous mystery writer suspects the German airship has received a bomb threat. Then he discovers a passenger has mysteriously disappeared. Convinced the man was pushed overboard, Charteris conducts a covert investigation. But the vanished man turns out to be an undercover Nazi agent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ecellent mix of historical fact with fiction.

    • By Peter Umbers on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 6

    • The Titanic Murders

    • Disaster Series, Book 1
    • By: Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Three days into the maiden voyage that would end in disaster, a passenger is found dead inside a locked cabin - the victim of a murder. Jacques Futrelle, author of the popular "Thinking Machine" mysteries, is asked to use his knowledge of criminology to conduct a quiet investigation. Adding to the delicate nature of the inquiry is a suspect list that reads like a Who's Who of high society - and every single one of them has a motive for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First in a great Max Allan Collins series

    • By ZUrlocker on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $13.99