NBM December 2018 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for a December 2018 release.

NEW!

THE BLACK DAHLIA
By Rick Geary

9781681121789

Now in paperback! On January 15, 1947, a woman was walking with her daughter in a Los Angeles neighborhood. She passed what looked to be a discarded manikin. It turned out to be the body of Elizabeth Short: posed, drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, and cut in two. From this point, Geary reconstitutes and reveals for us the life of this 22 year old woman who had become known as “Black Dahlia” because of her striking appearance. She had moved to LA to make it in show business.

How could her life have ended in such a ghastly fashion? Was it a jealous boyfriend, a rejected suitor, or one of LA’s notorious mafia connections whom she had apparently been dabbling with? The case gets more complex when, days later, a local newspaper receives a cut-out letter from an anonymous “Black Dahlia Avenger” admitting to the crime. More letters follow toying with the LAPD.

Eisner Award winner Geary takes us through all the twists and turns in one of the most captivating unsolved mysteries of the 20th century in this latest installment of his Treasury of XXth Century Murder.
6×9,80pp.,B&W trade pb.,$9.99
. ISBN: 978168112178950999.  DIAMOND CODE: OCT181813
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THE AXE-MAN OF NEW ORLEANS
By Rick Geary

9781681121796

Now in paperback! 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 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? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!
6×9, 80pp., B&W trade pb., $9.99. 
ISBN 978168112179650999. DIAMOND CODE: OCT18 1812
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AVAILABLE AGAIN!

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM I
:
Including Jack The Ripper, The Beast of Chicago 
and The Fatal Bullet
By Rick Geary


9781681121383

In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
6×9, 288pp., B&W trade paperback, $19.99. 
ISBN: 9781681121383.  DIAMOND CODE: OCT18 1816
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A TREASURY OF MURDER SET
:
Lovers Lane, Famous Players, The Murder of Lincoln

By Rick Geary


9781681120621

This specially priced banded set of hardcovers provides an engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the late Victorian era and early XXth Century, including three works in Rick Geary’s increasingly storied treasury of murder—Famous Players, about the murder of a prominent silent movie director and resulting scandal in early Hollywood; Lovers Lane, the shady date spot where the corpses of a Reverend and a respected townswoman were found holding hands, and one of the most famous assassinations in American history: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.

6×9, 240pp., set of 3 hardcovers, $39.99, ISBN 978168112062153999.  DIAMOND CODE: OCT18 1815
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LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE
By Rick Geary


louisecover.indd

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!
6×9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978156163952651599.  DIAMOND CODE: OCT18 1814
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