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Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder Box Set: The Complete Noir of Manchette and Tardi

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This product will be shipped on 11/17/2020

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All four savage noir thrillers teaming a master crime novelist and a superlative graphic novelist in a handsome collectible box set.

This strikingly designed box set of Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder Volumes 1 & 2 contains the complete collection of all four hardboiled crime graphic novels (one of which has never before been collected in English!) by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jacques Tardi — plus bonus material — in a luxurious oversize format.

Volume 1 contains Griffu, a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder; and West Coast Blues, the story of a young sales executive suddenly forced to flee from his comfortable middle-class life and family when he is sucked into a spiral of violence orchestrated by a war criminal and two hired assassins.

Volume 2 contains Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, the "last job" of a killer-for-hire who finds himself on the run from the authorities, his treacherous ex-clients, and a crime syndicate seeking revenge; and Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, the story of a scam gone horribly, blood-spatteringly wrong and a roller-coaster ride to hell — and a devilishly fun way to get there!

In addition, Volume 1 offers a bonus 21-page uncompleted story by Manchette and Tardi as well as a single page introduction to another incomplete story, both appearing in English for the first time.

Tardi doesn't shy from the frequently grisly goings-on, and his style infuses Manchette's dark stories with a seething, malevolent energy while maintaining the mordant wit that characterizes his best work. These are the kinds of graphic novels that Quentin Tarantino would love — they're like a double shot of Scotch for any fan of unrelenting, uncompromising crime fiction.

Pages:
364
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8.75" x 11.75"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-354-7
Year:
2020

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

All four savage noir thrillers teaming a master crime novelist and a superlative graphic novelist in a handsome collectible box set.

This strikingly designed box set of Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder Volumes 1 & 2 contains the complete collection of all four hardboiled crime graphic novels (one of which has never before been collected in English!) by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jacques Tardi — plus bonus material — in a luxurious oversize format.

Volume 1 contains Griffu, a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder; and West Coast Blues, the story of a young sales executive suddenly forced to flee from his comfortable middle-class life and family when he is sucked into a spiral of violence orchestrated by a war criminal and two hired assassins.

Volume 2 contains Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, the "last job" of a killer-for-hire who finds himself on the run from the authorities, his treacherous ex-clients, and a crime syndicate seeking revenge; and Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, the story of a scam gone horribly, blood-spatteringly wrong and a roller-coaster ride to hell — and a devilishly fun way to get there!

In addition, Volume 1 offers a bonus 21-page uncompleted story by Manchette and Tardi as well as a single page introduction to another incomplete story, both appearing in English for the first time.

Tardi doesn't shy from the frequently grisly goings-on, and his style infuses Manchette's dark stories with a seething, malevolent energy while maintaining the mordant wit that characterizes his best work. These are the kinds of graphic novels that Quentin Tarantino would love — they're like a double shot of Scotch for any fan of unrelenting, uncompromising crime fiction.

Press Highlights:

"The stories in Streets of Paris are absorbing, enigmatic, counterintuitive, and sometimes offbeat. The images don't just echo the narrative, they propel it forward, convey mood, and expanded my notion of the types of stories that noir can tell." — Kirkus

"Tardi's noir depictions of 1950s Paris capture the city's landscape, eliciting the appropriate sense of foreboding." — Publishers Weekly

"What stays with you is Tardi's ability to conjure up Paris on the page. It's a vision of Parisian stone, rain, desire and death." — Herald Scotland