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A Treasury of Murder Set
A Treasury of Murder Set

A Treasury of Murder Set

Including: Famous Players, The Lindbergh Child, The Case of Madeleine Smith

Treasury of XXth Century Murder


240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.99 (US $26.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: June 2013

ISBN 9781561637300

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Jun 2013)
NBM ComicsLit

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Vintage depictions of historical crime and punishment

Collecting together engrossing, illustrated true crime stories, this graphic novel set tells three infamous murders in an entertaining fashion. An early Hollywood scandal is detailed in “Famous Players,” as movie director William Desmond Taylor was found dead in his bungalow with a bullet in his back and no clear trail to his killer. In “The Lindbergh Child” the infamous abduction of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son is captured in all of its painful mystery, telling a terrible tale of extortion and a family that paid the ultimate price. “The Case of Madeleine Smith” shares the affair of an upper-class architect’s daughter and her love interest of lesser means, Emile L’Anglier. Their fantasy romance takes a dark turn as Madeleine becomes bored with her societally troublesome lover and arsenic begins to find its way into his tea. Maps and diagrams are incorporated into the stories to reflect the real trials that occurred, and all are based on true stories, backed by extensive research and a bibliography.

Author Biography

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.