Book Review: The Con Artist by Fred Van Lente


Hi Ndil,

You may  have noticed that I have a bit of a geeky side (ok massive geeky side) so I was thrilled when this book came though my door. San Diego Comic Con is on my bucket list of events I want to go to, so I was more than happy to read a murder mystery that takes place their.


Comic Book Artist Mike Mason is heading to San Diego Comic Con, he wasnt sure about going this year after splitting with his wife (who would be their), but when he was asked to present award to his mentor he couldn’t say no. On the first night there his rival is found dead murderer, and Mike is the prime suspect. Mike now has to navigate the wonderful and crazy world of comic con and find the evidence to clear his name, and find out the reason why anyone would want his rival dead.


First off The Con Artist has amazing drawing in, which illustrates what the character Mike is seeing. When I had finished reading the book, I went back and look at the drawing to see if I had missed any clues, I could see some once they were pointed out to me.

The book has three elements to it, the murder mystery, comic con and Mike personal life. The murder mystery was fascinating, Comic con is bewitching and Mike personal life is entertaining (although I think he mightlty slightly disagree with that.)

The story is written as if Mike is telling you personal what happened, I enjoyed this as it made it a lot earlier to read. I managed to read the book in a couple of hours.

I give this book 4.3 out of 5.

Copy of Copy of Copy of Synopsis

Thanks to Quirk for sending me a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.

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Thanks for reading,

Gem x


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