This is the first of Jacques Tardi’s four major graphic novel adaptations of legendary French crime writer Léo Malet’s original “Nestor Burma” novels in this one, Burma avenges the death of an old anarchist friend.
Paris, 1950s. In this graphic novel adaptation, Nestor Burma’s past comes knocking when Bélita, a young woman, leads him to the Salpetriere hospital, where he discovers the recently deceased Abel Benoît, an old buddy from his anarchist days. While Burma has chosen to move onto the (more or less) straight and narrow as a private eye, his friend had stayed on the other side of the law as a counterfeiter and worse, until his own past caught up with him lethally. So now it’s up to Malet to avenge his friend, and hopefully unravel a mystery whose roots run far and deep back into the past...
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About the Author
Jacques Tardi is a pioneering European cartoonist. His Adele Blanc-Sec series was adapted into a feature by Luc Besson, and he was behind the recent animated filmApril and theExtraordinary World. His comics are award winning (including the U.S.'s Eisners).He lives in Paris with his wife, the singer Dominique Grange, and their cats.
Léo Malet (1909-1996) was a prolific and revered French crime novelist and surrealist.