The War of the Worlds Murder
War of the Worlds Murder
Author Max Allan Collins
Publication date 2005
Published by Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
ISBN 0-425-20401-4
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
Followed by

Synopsis for The War of the Worlds Murder Edit

October 1938: Orson Welles, known as radio's The Shadow, is accused of killing his mistress on the night of his War of the Worlds broadcast. Only Walter B. Gibson, The Shadow's creator, knows if Welles is truly guilty.

Characters in The War of the Worlds Murder Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • John Houseman
  • Virgina Welles (Orson's wife)
  • Paul Stewart (radio program director)
  • Howard Koch (a script writer)


  • None

Other Characters:

  • Frank Readick (a radio actor)
  • Bill Alland (a radio actor)
  • Judy Holliday (an actress)
  • Bill Williams (a security guard)
  • Louie (an elevator operator)
  • Tully (Cotton Club dancer)
  • David Taylor (CBS executive)
  • Dolores Donovan (the studio's receptionist)


  • New York City





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