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The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans (Treasury of XXth Century Murder #3)

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Publisher Comments:

Nights of terror... A city awash in blood... New Orleans right after the First World War. The party 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 right in their own cushy beds The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed, 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? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto.

Review:

"Having provided many fascinating accounts of gruesome true crime in his excellent A Treasury of Victorian Murder series, Rick Geary skips ahead in time to the days of WWI and chronicles the unsolved rash of axe murders committed by the titular killer. As the Jazz Age dawned in rollicking New Orleans, an unknown assailant targeted immigrants, mostly of Italian origin, broke into their homes and brutally assaulted them, resulting in grievous injury and several corpses. Clues are sparse; the police are baffled; and the general populace is thrown into a vortex of paranoia. But what was the Axe-Man's motive? The answer to that question will likely never be revealed, but Geary presents all of this with his signature appealing art style and expected well-researched text, including a fun and evocative history of New Orleans from its founding through 1918. The result will appeal to true crime buffs and armchair detectives as well as Geary's already loyal audience. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"Geary’s style lends itself perfectly to this shocking tale.... His matter-of-fact narration and illustrations are sedate given the gory nature of the murders, but his calm unveiling of the facts actually adds to the unsettling horror." Tony Isabella, Comics Buyers Guide

About the Author

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561635818
Author:
Geary, Rick
Publisher:
ComicsLit
Subject:
Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Crime and Mystery
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Treasury of XXth Century Murder
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Having provided many fascinating accounts of gruesome true crime in his excellent A Treasury of Victorian Murder series, Rick Geary skips ahead in time to the days of WWI and chronicles the unsolved rash of axe murders committed by the titular killer. As the Jazz Age dawned in rollicking New Orleans, an unknown assailant targeted immigrants, mostly of Italian origin, broke into their homes and brutally assaulted them, resulting in grievous injury and several corpses. Clues are sparse; the police are baffled; and the general populace is thrown into a vortex of paranoia. But what was the Axe-Man's motive? The answer to that question will likely never be revealed, but Geary presents all of this with his signature appealing art style and expected well-researched text, including a fun and evocative history of New Orleans from its founding through 1918. The result will appeal to true crime buffs and armchair detectives as well as Geary's already loyal audience. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Geary’s style lends itself perfectly to this shocking tale.... His matter-of-fact narration and illustrations are sedate given the gory nature of the murders, but his calm unveiling of the facts actually adds to the unsettling horror."
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