Never Sleep


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$27.99  $26.03
Blackstone Publishing
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6.1 X 9.0 X 1.2 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

Fred Van Lente is a six-time New York Times bestselling comics writer, novelist and playwright whose work spans mystery/thrillers to historical fiction to superheroes to comedy. Van Lente burst onto the scene with his first collaboration with cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey, Action Philosophers, which became a YALSA Best Book for Teens and the NYT called "intensely goofy but intellectually rigorous". From there he went on to a long career at Marvel, where he worked on titles like The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America and Marvel Zombies. He's also written for DC, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Comics, and Valiant, where his run on Archer & Armstrong was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Continuing Series. Van Lente has continued writing non-fiction graphic novels, often with his artistic collaborator Ryan Dunlavey, including the bestselling Comic Book History of Comics and the middle grade series Action Presidents. Two entries in the series were nominated for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. In 2021, the third volume won the Theodore Roosevelt Association's Theodore Roosevelt Children's Book Prize.


"Well-developed characters match the fast-paced plot. Readers will eagerly await the sequel."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"In Never Sleep, Fred Van Lente has created a thrilling, absorbing period thriller with a pair of compelling characters at the center, giving us an invigorating take on both the genre and the period. This is historical fiction done right."

-- "David Liss, Edgar Award-winning author of A Conspiracy of Paper"

"A pulse-pounding historical adventure that weaves through actual events while crafting a compelling, can't-miss adventure. Fred Van Lente's characters leap off the page and keep you reading this thriller unlike any other. Don't miss it."

-- "Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity"

"Readers of Van Lente's comics already know about his breakneck plots and witty dialogue, but in Never Sleep, he adds a cast of memorable characters--led by the indomitable Pinkerton agent Kate Warn--and a chilling peek into the dark secessionist conspiracies swirling through a fractured America on the brink of the Civil War. And as if that wasn't enough, he also solves the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's final days. What more could a reader ask for?"

-- "Alex Irvine, award-winning author of A Scattering of Jades"