NBM for May: A new Treasury of Murder set!

NBM’s offerings for May are all kinds of macabre. We have a new set featuring some of the best of our long running Treasury of Murder series. The set will release first in comic shops months before anywhere else! It’s a great way to jump start a collection with these carefully researched, and painstakingly accurate portrayals of some of the most fascinating murders in American history.

Murder Set

A TREASURY OF MURDER HARDCOVER SET

Lovers Lane, Famous Players, The Murder of Lincoln

Rick Geary

Early release for comic shops!

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  9781681120621

Diamond Order Code: MAR161575

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Geary’s Treasury of Murder collection expands to the Twentieth century and the first “crime of the century” is the result of a love triangle turned deadly. Rick Geary delves into the lives of famous architect Stanford White, showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, and  her husband Harry K. Thaw. Madison Square Tragedy is available now in stores everywhere. It is also available to order in this month’s Diamond Previews.

MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder:
MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY
The Murder of Stanford White
Rick Geary

Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.

6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99

 ISBN 9781561637621
Diamond Order Code: AUG131377 

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Also essential for a Rick Geary collection is historical fiction graphic novel where he reimagines his favorite film actress, Louise Brooks, recounting her time in Kansas following her break from acting. Louise Brooks, Detective is available in stores everywhere and also through Diamond Previews.

LOUISE BROOKS

LOUISE BROOKS, Detective
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!

6×9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99

ISBN 9781561639526

Diamond Order Code: MAR151423

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For more information on Rick Geary’s NBM work, visit our website.

To order, visit your local comic book store and ask for March’s Diamond Previews Magazine.

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LOUISE BROOKS: DETECTIVE Review Round-Up: “An Oddball and Delightful Book.”

Taking a break from his Treasury of Murder series, Rick Geary’s latest, Louise Brooks: Detective chronicles a fictional adventure of the actress returning 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 fail to grasp!

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“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

“As slim a volume as it is, and as fast as it moves, it’s remarkably full, with few if any pages or panels wasted, much of them devoted to either telling bits of Brooks’ biography or parts of the murder case, even if many of them don’t seem relevant at the time. In an impressive feat, Geary is able to tie up everything by the final page, drawing together seemingly disconnected elements in ways that are surprising but immensely satisfying. ”

Comic Book Resources

“A more mature Nancy Drew story, but with the heroine a bit more cynical.”

Sequential Tart

“Highly recommended, especially for fans of the detective genre!”

Midwest Book Review

“While this intriguing and gripping story is the perfect read to start the Summer as the murder takes place in a placid June in Burden, it’s also a must for all the Louise Brooks (and crime) fans out there.”

Irenebrination

“Geary’s visual treatment of his protagonist is done lovingly while his handling of the good people of Kansas, innocents and suspects alike, frequently shows his caricaturist’s eye. In lesser hands, the latter approach might have undercut this old-fashioned melodrama, though Geary is too assured a storyteller to bobble his material.”

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Rick Geary To Premiere LOUISE BROOKS: DETECTIVE At Denver Comic Con

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For the past two decades, NBM Publishing has released Rick Geary’s The Treasury of Victorian Murder and Treasury of XXth Century Murder series.  Over the years he’s chronicled such iconic true crimes as Jack the Ripper, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the lives of Sacco and Vanzetti.

This weekend (May 23-25), Rick will be attending Denver Comic Con and will be premiering his latest book, Louise Brooks, Detective.

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 fail to grasp!
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Be sure to check out the book and meet Rick, who will be exhibiting at TABLE H-32

NBM in May: Rick Geary’s LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE

Writing about May in the dead of winter is wishful thinking, but we are most excited about our new Rick Geary book! Taking pause from his long running Treasury of Victorian Murder series, Geary goes in a slightly different direction with LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE.

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Brooks was a famous actress in the silent film era. Her bobbed haircut started a craze as audiences emulated her looks. But she faded into obscurity in the 30s. She briefly returned to her hometown of Wichita, Kansas.  Louise recalls, “But that turned out to be another kind of hell. The citizens of Wichita either resented me having been a success or despised me for being a failure. And I wasn’t exactly enchanted with them. I must confess to a lifelong curse: My own failure as a social creature.”

This is where Rick Geary’s story begins…

LOUISE BROOKS

 

LOUISE BROOKS, Detective
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 fail to grasp!
6×9, 80pp., B&W, hardcover, $15.99
ISBN 9781561639526
Diamond Order Code: MAR151423

 

Geary takes his love of American history and his careful pen to breathe life into this historical fiction, on sale in May.

Be sure to order your copy today from your favorite comic book store in March’s Diamond Previews Magazine.  For previews and more, click here.