As Gotham City�s guardian, Batman has investigated nearly every kind of murder�but he�s never seen a homicide as strange as this. The death of Lamont Cranston, an Arkham Asylum employee, leads the Dark Knight Detective to an impossible conclusion: the crime was committed by a man also named Lamont Cranston, who died more than 50 years ago�a man better known as the Shadow. The Shadow is definitely alive and kicking, however, and once Batman picks up his trail he will stop at nothing to bring him to justice. But it soon becomes clear that the hunter and his quarry are both entangled in a much larger web of evil�a conspiracy that threatens everything they have sworn to protect. Now Batman and the Shadow must put aside their differences to stop a terrifying new foe called the Stag, who has set his sights first on Gotham and then the world. And this merciless monster has a partner of his own: the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker. Can the Shadow and the Bat stop this unholy alliance? Or will these two brilliant crime-fighters fall victim to the twisted genius of their archnemeses? New York Times best-selling author Scott Snyder joins forces with acclaimed talents Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo for BATMAN/THE SHADOW: THE MURDER GENIUSES�an action-packed thriller decades in the making!