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Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery

Monica Gallagher's podcast NYT Top 5 of 2018

February 6, 2019 4:37 PM

From the New York  Times: "Tig Torres, a high school junior, has a true crime podcast. Its purpose: To discover the true identity of the Lit Killer, the well-read murderer who terrorized Tig’s hometown, Hollow Falls, a decade ago. Trouble is, the Lit Killer is listening in. And he or she wants Tig on permanent hiatus. This never happens to Sarah Koenig! A digital-native Nancy Drew bristling with wit, snark and vocal fry, Tig is the creation of comics writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher. Each episode (there are six in the first season of “Lethal Lit”) is structured as a podcast within a podcast as Tig and her classmates narrate their investigations, searching for clues in battered copies of “Lord of the Flies” and “The Great Gatsby.” Call it nerd-pride noir. The vocal talent is variable, but the writing is savvy, the nods to genre are droll and the cliffhangers — don’t go into the abandoned amusement park, Tig! — just about unbearable." — ALEXIS SOLOSKI

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