Murder by Remote Control by Janwillem van de Wetering

Murder by Remote Control by Janwillem van de Wetering; Paul Kirchner (illus)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 20th 2016 by Dover Publications
first published 1986
Source: egalley via netgalley

Very weird. First, there is the basic story of a man fishing out on the lake and attacked by a remote control airplane. He's found dead and a special agent is sent to the quiet Maine shore to investigate the inhabitants of a few houses along the shore. They all could have motives for wanting the man dead. But each person's investigation turns into surreal dream-like LSD trips and it's all very outlandish and frankly, odd. Then when the case is over and the agent goes home, there is a little twist that makes the whole thing simply bizarre. The art is quirky and trippy and what really makes the comic readable. Certainly not recommended for crime purists but those who enjoy pondering the surreal.