The bestselling comic-book writer of "Authority and Transmetropolitan" brings his trippy and fast-paced style to the publishing world with his first detective novel. A burned-out private detective is enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the U.S. Constitution...the real one. Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman, "Crooked Little Vein" is packed with action, adventure, and a wild cast of characters that are sure to appease not only hardcore comic fans, but a whole new slew of mystery readers waiting for a surprisingly surreal treat that infuses the madness of the graphic-novel world.
Warren Ellis is a bestselling comic-book writer for DC Comics. He has produced two of its most popular series: The Authority and Transmetropolitan. He's also worked on everything from Wolverine to Batman, and has been hailed as a genius by other recent uber-creators such as Alan Moore and Joss Whedon. This is his first novel. He lives in south east England with his partner Niki and their daughter Lilith.