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Barcelona, 1943. As a scriptwriter for a popular radio advice column, Laia is embroiled in the romantic entanglements of others. Each day, letters flood in from troubled wives and girlfriends recounting their partners' abuses, and Laia tries her best to counsel them. In contrast, her own life seems perfectly ordered, with a devoted husband and a baby on the way. But when the city is terrorized by a vengeful killer, who leaves behind cryptic messages in blood alongside the mutilated bodies of married men — while at the same time, Laia's husband goes missing — her world begins to come apart. Desperate to find her husband, she turns to Mauricio, a private eye practiced in the art of hypnosis. During the course of his investigations, Mauricio soon suspects that there may be more to this unassuming young woman than meets the eye.
The English-language debut of award-winning Spanish cartoonist Rayco Pulido, Ghostwriter features an eccentric cast of characters, pitch black humor, the twisting and turning pace of a classic noir, and moody chiaroscuro drawing.
"An exceptional comic from one of the most thoughtful, personal and brilliant authors that we are lucky to have working in the Spanish comics [scene today]." — The Watcher
"The twists are satisfying, the suspense is palpable. ... a deceptively simple mystery that creeps up on you, knife in hand." — Comics Bookcase
"An arresting, chiaroscuro-steeped psychological thriller." — Publishers Weekly
"Fans of noir and macabre comedies will enjoy this darkly humorous story." — Booklist