OverviewA fictional story centered on actress Louise Brooks, this graphic novel by Rick Geary is 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 fail to grasp.
Reviews"A fun, twisty mystery for both film buffs and crime fiction lovers, and the final revelation is satisfying." —Publishers Weekly
"He knows his way around both history and crime stories. Geary is also possessed of a unique and charming art style, something I've dubbed 'faux woodcut,' which makes everything he draws look like it's lifted from some magical era of the past that never really existed, but should have." —Andrew A. Smith, Tribune News Service
"Immensely satisfying. This is a work of incredible efficiency, and one that would be difficult to apply the coincidences that really aren't, symmetries and parallels to a bit of true crime." —J. Caleb Mozzocco, robot6.comicbookresources.com
"Geary excels at making Louise Brooks: Detective a ton of fun." —John Eisler, Rain Taxi
Author BiographyRick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including the other titles in the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series. 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.