Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A Treasury of Victorian Murder (Rick Geary)
Grim and moody as crime scene photos, but without the vulgarities of similar efforts, Rick Geary (famous for his work on the National Lampoon magazine, and Heavy Metal) paints a pitch-perfect portrait of the famous murders of the late 19th century. Everything from The Saga of the Bloody Benders (my favourite), to Jack the Ripper, to H. H. Holmes, the Beast of Chicago. You’ve probably never heard of most of the killers or victims in these stories, but you’ll never, ever forget them.
For more info: http://www.rickgeary.com/