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Heroes Ever Die

Heroes Ever Die

By J. A. Crawford
Categories: Fiction, Amateur Sleuth, Private Investigators, Action & Adventure
Series: Ken Allen Super Sleuth
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744305920, 304 pages, August 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744305722, 286 pages, August 2022
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744305746, 448 pages, August 2022
Paperback : 9780744305449, 304 pages, August 2023
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744305753, August 2022

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In Heroes Ever Die, the sequel to Jove Brand Is Near Death, D-list detective Ken Allen investigates a series of murders—all actors who play superheroes on screen—after his closest friend is framed by the killer.


In his world, everyone wears a mask.

When the actors who play iconic superheroes in big screen blockbusters start dying on set, Ken Allen, failed actor and neophyte detective, answers the call after the blame falls on effects expert Ray Ford, Ken’s oldest friend.

But the deaths are not accidental. Someone is killing heroes. Maybe for love, maybe for money. Maybe for both. Ken Allen finds himself outmatched and outgunned when he learns that Ray Ford’s banished apprentice makes weapons that are anything but props.


  • Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award - Mystery & Thriller 2023


“The nicely twisty plot builds toward a logical ending. Crawford’s tongue-in-cheek parody of superhero films will delight many.” Publishers Weekly

“VERDICT Fans of both superheroes and pulp noir are sure to love Crawford’s action-packed dialogue and descriptions.” Library Journal