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Green Manor II: The Inconvenience of Being Dead (Green Manor #2)

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A cup of tea? A drop of milk? A spoonful of poison? At first sight, nothing would make the very select club called Green Manor stand out from any other English club. Yet behind its thick walls, sunk into its deep chairs, hides the biggest bunch of con artists, bandits and murderers that Queen Victoria's England has ever seen. Expresso Collection brings together stories pub ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 22nd 2008 by Cinebook Ltd
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Sam Quixote
Jul 08, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it
The excellent series of short graphic stories set in 19th century London and featuring an array of inventive and gruesome murders, continues in this sequel titled "The Inconvenience of Being Dead". If you've read the first one and have compared the page count of both books, you'll notice this second volume is twice the length of Book 1 - this is because the third book, "Murderous Fancies", is also included here. So, 2 for the price of 1! I'm surprised this isn't mentioned in the product descript ...more
Dec 24, 2010 Parka rated it it was amazing
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Green Manor is a series of short stories about murders and misadventures in Queen Victoria's England. The tales are all related back to the Green Manor, which seems have a knack at attracting misfortunes.

The stories are written by Fabien Vehlmann and they are fantastic, wasting no time getting you into the mood, and oftentimes end with a satisfying twist. The art by Denis Bodart is also very beautiful and appropriate, especially the colours.

This is a wonderful crime genre comic with great storyt
Mayank Agarwal
Oct 18, 2015 Mayank Agarwal rated it it was ok
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Collection of 10 murder mysteries, the volume’s not as good as the previous one. In this volume the stories primarily revolves around irony,the stories are not as clever as i had come to expect from the series.The art is beautiful, but gets repetitive with all the characters looking the same story after story.
Jul 18, 2013 Jaydeep rated it really liked it
second volume in this collection of sparklingly subtle murder mysteries. translated into English from Fabien Vehlmann's French, the locus is a nineteenth-century English gentlemen's club known as the 'Green Manor'. the stories maintain originality despite the looming shadow of Conan Doyle (who receives a graceful intertextual nod). the club setting is somewhat reminiscent of Isaac Asimov's Black Widowers stories. the denouements evoke surprise, but retain just the right degree of plausibility.
Charming, clever, politely gruesome and beautifully drawn, but: while the individual stories are tightly plotted and wonderfully paced, the overarching tale suffers, I think, by being separated into two volumes. I still enjoyed the full story that finishes in Vol. 2, but it really needs to be read together. If the printing had been organized differently, this would be a five-star graphic novel.
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Amazing twist in every story.
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Né à Namur le 30 novembre 1962, Denis Bodart passe par l'école Saint-Luc de Bruxelles et entame une brève carrière dans l'enseignement avant d'être saisi par le démon de la BD. Il publie en 1985 un premier album chez Bédéscope ("Saint-Germain des Morts", sur scénario de Streng), qui lui vaut d'être repéré par Yann. Les deux compères lancent simultanément deux séries, "Célestin Speculoos" (deux alb ...more
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