Plus connu pour ses récits historiques, l’artiste Rick Geary (A Treasury of Victorian Murder) réitère son amour pour le genre policier en imaginant une nouvelle série de meurtres qui place l’actrice Louise Brooks à la tête de l’enquête dans son Kansas natal.
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[quote]LOUISE BROOKS, Detective
Stepping away for a bit from his growing and impressive body of work in the Treasury of Murder true crime series, Geary creates a fictional story around a favorite actress: Louise Brooks. Spun around her actual brief meteoric career as a smoldering film actress who popularized bangs, Geary fantasizes about her coming back to her home town of Wichita where she becomes intrigued by a murder involving a friend, a famous reclusive writer and a shady beau. Not before she gets herself in great danger will she emerge with the solution the police fails to grasp!
“Louise Brooks, Detective is a delightful bit of whimsy, a vividly created world in which a master at depicting history in comics creates an alternate history all his own.” -Comics Bulletin
-Midwest Book Review
“Breezy. A story that for all its murder and intrigue is little more than a love letter to a long-dead actress set in a homespun, somewhat fanciful Midwest of 100 years ago.” -Andrew Capt. Comics Smith, Tribune News Service
“Hopefully, [Brooks will] continue to be an amateur detective in future comics by Rick Geary!” -Robot 6, Comic Book Resources
“A fun, twisty mystery for both film buffs and crime fiction lovers, and the final revelation is satisfying.” -Publishers Weekly
“Intriguing and gripping story” -Irenebrenation
6x9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99 ISBN 9781561639526[/quote]
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