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“Starr has a hard-edged style that is clean, cold and extremely chilling.” – Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

It’s summer in New York, but a “chill” has settled over the city – a serial killer is on the loose, and the ritualized murders are becoming increasingly sadistic. The NYPD and the FBI have a suspect: a gorgeous young woman named Arlana. The only problem is that every witness provides a different description of her. None of it makes any sense to anyone except Martin Cleary, a beaten-down Irish cop from Boston with a whopper of a secret in his past – and a past that may go back a century or two .

Written by Jason Starr
Art by Mick Bertilorenzi
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Price: $19.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%


  1. I’m considering getting this because it sounds interesting but I’ve never read anything else by Starr so I’m on the fence.

  2. Me as well.  I probably won’t end up getting it at the store, since I could find it cheaper on amazon I’m sure.

  3. I’ve read a bunch of his stuff and it’s solid noir.  Brubaker is a huge fan.  In fact, I learned of Starr from the back-matter in Criminal.

  4. @CGPO: On that reco probably going to check this out.

  5. If that Invincible Iron Man HC were not coming out this week, I would be getting this for sure.

  6. @USPUNX – Glad to hear it and I hope you enjoy it!  Not only is Starr a good writer, but this Vertigo Crime novels deserve some decent sales and attention to ensure they’re still around in a year or two’s time.

  7. If Vertigo are going to do a crime line then PLEASE can they drop the supernatural/occult/weird magic sh!t from these books. Just do STRAIGHT UP F%CKING crime books! Chill brings the lame pagan, occult, serial killer angle… The Rankin did the haunted house (with Constantine ffs)… The Azzarello is the only decent one so far. Hoping for some improvement with the upcoming Christos Cage and Milligan books.

  8. @corpseed: I agree. That was very disappointing. I just want crime stories. I worry that they don’t think they can sell them without a supernatural angle.

  9. I thought the story was good, but yes, I was disappointed that it was supernatural based, especially given Starr’s novels are definitely anything but.  From the synopsis the future books give, they seem to be more down to earth.  Although I have noticed a bunch of them deal with the Irish.  What’s up with that? 😉

  10. @CGPO: I’ve actually already read the next two and one is supernatural again and one isn’t.

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