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Jean-Patrick Manchette

Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942–1995) authored ten tough-minded, highly acclaimed crime novels as well as a multitude of other books, screenplays, teleplays, magazine columns, and translations of American crime and science fiction novels. He collaborated with French master cartoonst Jacques Tardi on a series of noir graphic novels including West Coast BluesLike a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, and Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell.