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Pinnacle City

A Superhero Noir

Carter Matt Fiona J. R. Titchenell



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14 August 2018
To some people, Pinnacle City is a glittering metropolis, a symbol of prosperity watched over by the all-star superhero team, the Pinnacle City Guardians. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a gritty underbelly, one still feeling the physical and economic damage of the superhero-villain battles of generations past, where the lower class-immigrants, criminals, aliens, sorcerers, and non-humans alike-jostle and elbow for scraps to scrape by on.

Private investigator Eddie Enriquez is an ex-con and veteran with powers of his own who still bears the scars of his time as a minion for a low-level supervillain. Good work's been hard to come by until a mysterious woman shows up at his office with a case the police and superheroes are ignoring: the suspicious death of a prominent non-human rights activist.

Meanwhile, superhero Kimberly Kline, a.k.a. Solar Flare, has just hit it big, graduating to the Pinnacle City Guardians. With good looks, incredible superpowers, and a family name that opens doors, the sky is the limit. But in trying to make the world a better place . . . she'll discover Pinnacle City isn't as black and white as it once seemed.

From the minds of Matt Carter and Fiona J. R. Titchenell, Pinnacle City is a pulpy, throwback noir of yesteryear, where two people from opposite sides of the track must team up to do good in a world full of bad.
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Imprint:   TALOS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   352g
ISBN:   9781945863165
ISBN 10:   1945863161
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matt Carter & Fiona J.R. Titchenell are married sci-fi, horror, and YA writers, who together have co-authored The Prospero Chronicles series. Matt has also written Almost Infamous: A Supervillain Novel, while Fiona has written Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of). They live in sunny San Gabriel, California, with their pet king snake Mica.

Reviews for Pinnacle City: A Superhero Noir

In this skillfully constructed secondary-world noir novel, having superpowers isn't always so super, and everyone has something to hide. . . . By allowing everyone to be a little morally grey, Carter and Titchenell spin a superhero story with staying power. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) A rollicking take on the all-American superhero tale. It's Stan Lee meets Dashiell Hammett, with just a little Clive Barker thrown in for good measure. --Scott Kenemore, author of The Grand Hotel and Zombie, Ohio Lively and endearing, funny and hip, Pinnacle City puts gumshoe to cape and in a fantastic adult alternate history throbbing with modern pop-cultural conflict and absurdities. --Johnny Worthen, award-winning author of The Finger Trap

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