Britten and Brülightly

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Macmillan, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 112 pages
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A gorgeously drawn, strikingly original graphic-novel murder mystery

Private detective Fernández Britten is an old hand at confirming the dark suspicions of jealous lovers and exposing ugly truths of all varieties. Battered by years of bearing ill tidings, he clings to the hope of revealing, just once, a truth that will do some good in the world. It is a redemption that has long eluded him.

Then Britten and his unconventional partner, Brülightly, take on the mysterious death of Berni Kudos. The official verdict is suicide, but Berni’s fiancée is convinced that the reality is something more sinister. Blackmail, revenge, murder: each new revelation stirs up the muddy waters of painful family secrets, and each fresh twist takes the partners further from Britten’s longed-for salvation. Doing good in the world, he discovers, may have more to do with silence than truth.

A haunting story of love and grief, sharply written and luminously drawn, Britten and Brülightly is sure to establish Hannah Berry in the front rank of graphic novelists.

 

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User Review  - countrylife - LibraryThing

Dark. From the story line to the drawings. Excellent graphic representation of the story. Britten, a private investigator, and Brülightly, his sidekick (a teabag), investigate a death to determine ... Read full review

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User Review  - mkboylan - LibraryThing

Graphic books are relatively new to me and I am still sampling them from different genres within the genre. This one is billed as a mystery graphic novel and mysteries are some of my favorite books ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Brighton-based Hannah Berry, twenty-five years old, has contributed numerous illustrations to U.K. magazines. Britten and Brülightly is her first book.

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