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The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans
The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

Treasury of XXth Century Murder


80 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: December 2018

ISBN 9781681121796

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Dec 2018)

Price: $9.99


A terrifying piece of American lore for graphic novel readers, presented by the award-winning Geary

Just after the First World War, the party atmosphere returns to the Big Easy, but someone looks to spoil it. Grocers are being murdered in the dead of night by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them to bits in their own cushy beds. The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed for entry; the axe is borrowed on the property; and the assailant aims straight for the head. Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? Though the culprit is never revealed, speculations abound, which Geary presents here with his usual gusto.


"Speaking of great art, you can't go wrong with Geary—his work displays a humor, style and class that make it instantly recognizable." —USA Today

"Present(ed) with his signature appealing art style and expected well-researched text, including a fun and evocative history of New Orleans. Will appeal to true crime buffs and armchair detectives as well as Geary's already loyal audience." —Publishers Weekly, A Junior Library Guild selection

"Geary is an accomplished cartoonist and storyteller, and these installments in his long-running series on American crime are sure to satisfy fans of graphic novels and true crime alike." —Tom Batten, Library Journal

Author Biography

Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who has been published by Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Heavy Metal magazine, Rolling Stone, National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review, to name a few. He is the author of the long running A Treasury of Victorian Murder series and the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series. Rick has received the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic Convention (1980), the Book and Magazine Illustration Award from the National Cartoonists Society (1994), and multiple nominations for various Harvey and Eisner Awards. From Wichita, Kansas, he now lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico, with his wife, Deborah.