A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium: Including: Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, Fatal Bullet

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An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. Jack the Ripper presents Geary’s inimitable tongue-in-cheek take on the 19th century's most infamous serial killer. H. H. Holmes is the next subject in Geary's award-winning series, as he presents the chilling, methodical murders of the world’s first serial killer in The ...
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Overview

An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasuries of murder—Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. Jack the Ripper presents Geary’s inimitable tongue-in-cheek take on the 19th century's most infamous serial killer. H. H. Holmes is the next subject in Geary's award-winning series, as he presents the chilling, methodical murders of the world’s first serial killer in The Beast of Chicago. Lastly, Fatal Bullet explores the assassination of President James A. Garfield at the hands of an obsessive-compulsive stalker. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Another strong entry to his standout Treasury."  —William Dowlding, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Shows all the hallmarks of his previous volumes: in-depth research, attention to detail, dry humor, and detailed, distinctive art."  —VOYA magazine

"Expertly designed and drawn."  —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"Geary's haunting drawings unite seamlessly with his moody, well-researched text."  —Publishers Weekly

"Subtly expressive low-key wit. First-rate historical graphic novel."  —Booklist

"Geary's exquisite black-and-white linework is reminiscent of period woodcuts, and his designs and page layouts are excellent."  —Library Journal

"A must-read for those who love comics and Gothic-tinged history. These pages are an artist's master class. Geary's cinematic style establishes visual rhythms that set the pace for a story that remains vibrant despite the fact that the only voice we read is the narrator's. Beautiful." —Cleveland Plain Dealer (February 7, 2013)

VOYA - Elaine Gass Hirsch
This volume brings together several of author and illustrator Rick Geary's true-crime graphic novels from his Treasuries of Murder series into one compendium for readers. It begins with the first volume of the series, originally published in 1987. The three stories are fairly short and lack complexity; however, the three longer tales that follow and complete the compendium were published more than ten years later and are more detailed and engaging. A retelling of Jack the Ripper is compiled from the journals of an unknown Englishman who was closely following the murders at the time. The assassination of President James Garfield is presented in The Fatal Bullet, and the story of H.H. Holmes, often thought to be America's first serial murderer, is told in The Beast of Chicago. Geary began illustrating comics in 1977 and has worked with a variety of well known publishers including National Lampoon, Dark Horse Comics, and MAD. His black-and-white illustrations partner well with the text and convey the stories with dry wit and intrigue. Geary is meticulous in his research and includes bibliographies citing multiple sources. Likely to appeal to true crime and graphic novel buffs, as well as readers from outside of these genres, this is a recommended purchase for public library collections. Reviewer: Elaine Gass Hirsch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561637041
  • Publisher: N B M Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: A Treasury of Victorian Murder Series
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,430,869
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal magazine, and has contributed to National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
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