Author: Rayco Pulido
Extent: 88 pp
Publication: August 2020
Publisher: Fantagraphics (Turnaround)
- Winner of Spain’s 2017 National Comic Award.
- A mesmerising detective story with a hint of black comedy.
- Pulido is one of the most lauded authors working in Spain today.
- The first official translation in English of Pulido’s work.
Barcelona, 1943. Thirty-two-year-old Laia has it all ― a job on a popular radio advice program, a devoted husband, and a baby on the way. But when her husband goes missing while a vicious killer is terrorizing the city, Laia’s world is shattered. Desperate, she turns to Maurice, a detective. When he hypnotizes her, it is revealed that there may be more to this unassuming housewife and kindly advice columnist than meets the eye.
At turns hilarious and unnerving, Ghostwriter is both a pitch black comedy and a mesmerising detective story, rendered in a clean-line chiaroscuro style and masterfully paced, Ghostwriter takes the reader on a wild ride full of twists and turns right through to its thrilling – and shocking – conclusion.
An arresting, chiaroscuro-steeped psychological thriller. Publishers Weekly
The twists are satisfying, the suspense is palpable. … a deceptively simple mystery that creeps up on you, knife in hand. Comics Bookcase
Ghostwriter demonstrates why Pulido is one of the essential authors of the moment. RTVE
An agreeably baffling murder mystery… bewilderment reigns, in eighteen sharply rendered chapters. Suerte! Strong Words