Louise Brooks


Rick Geary

Stepping away for a bit from his growing and impressive body of work in the Treasury of Murder true crime series, Geary creates a fictional story around a favorite actress: Louise Brooks. 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 fails to grasp!


"A ton of fun."
- Rain Taxi

"A taut page turner"
- Huffington Post and see the interview

"Louise Brooks, Detective is a delightful bit of whimsy, a vividly created world in which a master at depicting history in comics creates an alternate history all his own." -- Comics Bulletin

“Highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review

“Breezy. A story that for all its murder and intrigue is little more than a love letter to a long-dead actress set in a homespun, somewhat fanciful Midwest of 100 years ago.” -- Andrew Capt. Comics Smith, Tribune News Service

“Hopefully, [Brooks will] continue to be an amateur detective in future comics by Rick Geary!”
- Robot 6, 
Comic Book Resources

“A fun, twisty mystery for both film buffs and crime fiction lovers, and the final revelation is satisfying.” 
- Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing and gripping story" 
- Irenebrenation

6x9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99
ISBN 9781561639526

Buy the e-book: $6.99