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Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder is the first of two volumes presenting all four hardboiled crime graphic novels by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jacques Tardi in a luxurious oversize format.
Gerard Griffu knew that when the sultry blonde with the pouty lips and the slit skirt sashayed into his office after hours, he shouldn’t trust her — and she didn’t disappoint!
Then, when a young sales executive goes to the aid of an accident victim, he is suddenly sucked into a spiral of violence revolving around a war criminal and two hired assassins. Forced to ditch his family for a life on the run, he finally finds an ally and returns to repay his tormentors — with brutal, bloody interest.
In these two graphic novels, Tardi’s nonstop pulp-action style propels Manchette’s hardboiled crime stories with a pulsing energy that will keep you on the edge to the end.
Plus, this volume offers a bonus 21-page unfinished story by Manchette and Tardi and an introduction to another uncompleted story, both appearing in English for the first time.
"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