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This graphic novel adaptation of Chandler's never-produced film script tells the tale of a woman running for her life and a murder in Vancouver.
Blond and beautiful Betty Mayfield has just been found guilty of murdering her husband. But when the judge realizes the jury is terrified of Betty's father-in-law—the man who owns everything in this small North Carolina town—he overturns the verdict. Her father-in-law swears vengeance, and Betty flees. Seeking a new life, she meets Larry Mitchell, a brash but charming gigolo, on the train to Vancouver. He brings her to the Royal Vancouver Hotel, where she checks into a room beneath the penthouse of wealthy playboy Clark Brandon, who takes her under his wing. When Mitchell's body turns up on Betty's balcony, jaded inspector Jeff Killaine is assigned to the case, but finds himself falling for Betty. Did she do it, or was she framed?
This graphic novel presents a heart-pounding tale of betrayal, blackmail, and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat on a ride through Raymond Chandler's last thriller.
"The tart, brusque, spoiled-romantic patter is breathtaking, and Ayroles' brutal artwork, akin to the blunt, high-contrast noir comics styles of fellow Frenchman Jacques de Loustal . . . becomes more fitting with every frame." —Booklist
"Benoit and Ayroles keep the tone ice-cool and the drawings stark and blunt. . . . Sleek and clearly a labor of love." —Entertainment Weekly
"The pulp-noir master's lost work has finally come to life the way Chandler might have imagined it." —Esquire

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Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

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  • Release date: May 17, 2022

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  • ISBN: 9781628721829
  • Release date: May 17, 2022

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  • ISBN: 9781628721829
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  • Release date: May 17, 2022

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This graphic novel adaptation of Chandler's never-produced film script tells the tale of a woman running for her life and a murder in Vancouver.
Blond and beautiful Betty Mayfield has just been found guilty of murdering her husband. But when the judge realizes the jury is terrified of Betty's father-in-law—the man who owns everything in this small North Carolina town—he overturns the verdict. Her father-in-law swears vengeance, and Betty flees. Seeking a new life, she meets Larry Mitchell, a brash but charming gigolo, on the train to Vancouver. He brings her to the Royal Vancouver Hotel, where she checks into a room beneath the penthouse of wealthy playboy Clark Brandon, who takes her under his wing. When Mitchell's body turns up on Betty's balcony, jaded inspector Jeff Killaine is assigned to the case, but finds himself falling for Betty. Did she do it, or was she framed?
This graphic novel presents a heart-pounding tale of betrayal, blackmail, and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat on a ride through Raymond Chandler's last thriller.
"The tart, brusque, spoiled-romantic patter is breathtaking, and Ayroles' brutal artwork, akin to the blunt, high-contrast noir comics styles of fellow Frenchman Jacques de Loustal . . . becomes more fitting with every frame." —Booklist
"Benoit and Ayroles keep the tone ice-cool and the drawings stark and blunt. . . . Sleek and clearly a labor of love." —Entertainment Weekly
"The pulp-noir master's lost work has finally come to life the way Chandler might have imagined it." —Esquire

Expand title description text