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The Pearl Harbor Murders

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Max Allan Collins

Many believe a war with Japan is imminent, but author Edgar Rice Burroughs is too busy basking in the Hawaiian sun to pay the rumors much mind. That is, until he finds a young Japanese-American woman murdered on the beach.    An exceptional … see full wiki

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Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Berkley
2 reviews about The Pearl Harbor Murders
review by . August 22, 2008
A bit thin compared to his other historical mysteries. After all, Pearl Harbor isn't really a mystery. This is just some pseudo-historical speculation about whether the US military and government knew it in advance, and what we could have done about it if we had.    If you like Collins' historical mystery style, try these that I rated higher:    Stolen Away  The Hindenburg Murders
review by . November 18, 2002
I'm of mixed minds about this whole trend of taking famous real-world people and turning them into murder-solving detectives. From a writer's standpoint, I can see why such an idea would be tempting -- not only do you get a "character" pre-invented, as it were, but you also, as author Max Allan Collins admits to doing in his acknowledgements, can write about people you particularly admire or are interested in. Much the same reasoning applies, I suppose, to readers of these kinds of stories. If you, …
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