'The bastard child of Conan Doyle and Beatrix Potter, it's a gripping feast for the eyes.' Rachel Cooke, Observer
Bryan Talbot has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman- Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles include Hellblazer, Sandman and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels. In 2009 he was awarded a Doctorate in Arts. Grandville Bete Noire is the third volume in his series of steampunk detective thrillers.
"I have greatly enjoyed the Grandville books. I think they're superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written - everything about them is terrific... A graphic novel built on the solid foundation of a strong story." -- Philip Pullman "The third and finest stand-alone volume in the award-winning `scientific-romance-thriller' series... These ingeniously plotted fantasies will make you bark with laughter." -- Larushka Ivan-Zadeh * Metro * "The bastard child of Conan Doyle and Beatrix Potter, it's a gripping feast for the eyes." -- Rachel Cooke * Observer * "Both acerbic and hilarious." * Mr. Hyde * "This ripping yarn of murder, mystery and the machinating arms tycoon Baron Krapaud of Toad Hall is both irresistibly exciting and sumptuously designed." -- David Langford * Telegraph *