The Con Artist

The Con Artist Review

This illustrated mystery will appeal to comic book fans and anyone who appreciates an unconventional whodunit.

Comic book artist Mike Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators—and maybe to reunite with his ex—but when his rival is found murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con, from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors, in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry’s most legendary creators.

Title:The Con Artist
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Sam Quixote

    Some comics professional got murdered at San Diego Comic Con - whodunit? The real question is: who cares? Because Fred Van Lente’s novel The Con Artist is utter rubbish - a failed attempt at a nerd-...

  • Cameron Chaney

    I was sent a copy of The Con Artist in exchange for an honest review.The Con Artist by Fred Van Lente follows Mike Mason, a formally famous, now homeless comic book artist who spends his life travelin...

  • Penelope

    *5/5 STARS*The Con Artist is an Adult Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente.The story follows comic book artist, Mike Mason as he lands in San Diego to attend this year’s Comic-Con. Being a comic book ar...

  • Roz

    Ugh. ...

  • Melissa

    I received an ARC from the publisher because working at the library is the best.Crime and Comic Con are two of my favorite things (especially if I don't have to moderate a panel), so this was right up...

  • Carol

    To be published in time for SDCC, The Con Artist is a hilarious mystery where a slightly washed-up comics artist is blamed for the death of his bitter rival.It's important to note that both the author...

  • Bandit

    I’ve never been to a comic con. I’d be interested to go, but not enough to warrant the cost of admission, so a literary trip it is, then. Enhanced all the more by its San Diego location, another p...

  • Fizah(Books tales by me)

    This book is not my type...It is filled with the terms I don't have any idea what are these. DNFing it....

  • Mara

    2.5 stars- all of the elements of this were things that I should love, but it just didn't come together in a way that I personally enjoyed. I think the humor attempts didn't quite work for me... but t...

  • Bethany

    Actual Rating: 2.5 starsI really wanted to love this book, and I had a kind of hard time deciding how to rate it. The Con Artist is a murder mystery set at San Diego Comic Con from the perspective of ...