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Which Book Does PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Call, “A Near Perfect Union Of Pictures And Words”?

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, Reviews

I’ll give you a hint, it’s set here…

That’s Lover’s Lane, the setting of Rick Geary’s new book in his Treasury of XXth Century Murder series, Lover’s Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery.

And Publisher’s Weekly had some kind words to share about this release:

“In the latest in his acclaimed Treasury of XXth Century Murder series of causes célèbres, cartoonist Geary (The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti) recounts the infamous unsolved lover’s lane murder that rocked New Brunswick in the 1920s. By providing an objective account of the murder and tumultuous investigation, Geary introduces readers to the case and allows them to draw their own conclusions based on the known facts. And his clean, purely linear artwork is not only a delight to look at but serves the narrative in a near perfect union of pictures and words.”

Crimespree Magazine was equally enthusiastic about the release in their review of the book:

“What I love about this book and in truth all of Geary’s books in this series is his fair minded telling of the tale. While he may lead the reader towards a solution he leaves it to the reader to draw conclusions from the facts as we know them…It’s these lesser known cases that fascinate me, and obviously fascinate Geary as well. Lover’s Lane has all the great elements of a perfect crime fiction tale except that it really happened. I find it amazing that it’s not talked about more.”

Have you read Stargazing Dog yet?

You should, as the YALSA has nominated it as one of the 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

And reviews are still coming in for P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 5: The Happy Prince.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says:

“Russell’s elegant line work and eye for detail would be suited for the plates in a 19th century picture book, though his comic book artist’s facility with movement adds an element that make the images more contemporary… As both classic fantasy and a model of 21st century graphic storytelling, Wilde and Russell’s The Happy Prince deserves a place in any family library.”

Finally, Chris Mautner at Robot 6 covered our two most recent Louvre releases, The Sky Over the Louvre and Rohan at the Louvre and says:

“What I liked about Rohan is whereas the other Louvre books were tempted to say something about the nature of art, or museums or history. Rohan just wants to be a straight up horror/action comic — no muss, no fuss. I admired it for that.”

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