The graphic canon of crime & mystery. Volume 1, From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø

Graphic Novel
Published 2017
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"From James M. Cain to Stephen King, from Sophocles to the Marquis de Sade to Iceberg Slim, here are stunning and sometimes macabre visualizations of some of the greatest crime and mystery stories of all time. Rick Geary brings his crisp style to Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment; C. Frakes resurrects the forgotten novella "Talma Gordon," the first mystery written by an African American. Crime finds new life in these graphic renditions of The Arabian Nights, the Bible, James Joyce's Dubliners, Patricia Highsmith, and leading mystery writers of today like Jo Nesbø"-- Provided by publisher.

First edition.
ix, 341 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
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Graphic canon of crime and mystery. Volume 1, From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø [graphic novel]
From Sherlock Holmes to A Clockwork Orange to Jo Nesbø [graphic novel]
Includes index.
Part one, The act. "The murderer's wine"/ Charles Baudelaire ; art/adaptation by Alex Exkman-Lawn
Crime and punishment / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; art/adaptation by Rick Geary
"A fratricide" / Franz Kafka ; art/adaptation by Peter Kuper
The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain ; art/adaptation by Sarah Benkin
Strangers on a train / Patricia Highsmith ; art/adaptation by Megan Kelso
A clockwork orange / Anthony Burgess ; art/adaptation by Karrie Fransman
In cold blood / Truman Capote ; art/adaptation by Emi Gennis
Mr. Mercedes / Stepen King ; art/adaptation by Sarah Crosby
Part two, Criminals. Justine / Marquis de Sade ; art/adaptation by R. Sikoryak
"The body snatcher" / Robert Louis Stevenson ; art/adaptation by Kriota Willberg
"The power of eloquence" (a tale from Japan) / Kikuchi Jun ; art/adaptation by James Wragg
"Two gallants" (from Dubliners) / James Joyce ; art/adaptation by Robert Berry
"Sherlock Holmes arrives too late" (an Arsene Lupin story) / Maurice Leblanc ; art/adaptation by Jane Mai
Miracle of the rose / Jean Genet ; art/adaptation by Gareth Brookes
Pimp / Iceberg Slim ; art/adaptation by Ellice Weaver
Headhunters / Jo Nesbø ; art/adaptation by Jackie Roche
Part three, Whodunit. The judgment of Solomon / From the first book of Kings ; art/adaptation by Keren Katz
Oedipus Tyrannus / Sophocles ; art/adaptation by Benjamin Frisch
"The three apples" / from the Arabian nights ; art/adaptation by Glynnis Fawkes
"The murders in the Rue Morgue" / Edgar Allan Poe ; art/adaptation by Theo Ellsworth
"The adventure of the Speckled band" (a Sherlock Holmes story) / Arthur Conan Doyle ; art/adaptation by Suzy Kim ; illustrated by Patrick Gabrielli
"Talma Gordon" / Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins ; art/adaptation by C. Frakes
The mysterious affair at styles (a Hercule Poirot mystery) / Agatha Christie ; art/adaptation by Ovadia Benishu
Part four, Judgment. Jesus and the adulteress / From the Gospel of John ; art/adaptation by Roberta Gregory
"Simona and Pasquino" (from The Decameron) / Boccaccio ; art/adaptation by David W. Tripp
The Scarlett letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; art/adaptation by Sophia Wiedeman
Part five, Punishment. Prometheus bound / Aeschylus ; art/adaptation by Ellis Rosen
The house of the dead / Fyodor Dostoevsky ; art/adaptation by Hadar Reuven
"The ballad of reading Gaol" and "Takase Bune" / Oscar Wilde and Mori Õgai ; art/adaptation by Caroline Picard
"In the penal colony" / Franz Kafka ; art/adaptation by Kate Gasheen.
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