Britten and Brulightly

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Jonathan Cape, 2008 - British comic books, strips, etc - 104 pages
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'Nowadays I don't get out of bed for less than a murder. I don't get out of bed much...Until today.'

'Private Researcher' Fernández Britten is the messenger who would view being shot as a blessing. The years spent uncovering people's secret dramas and helping to confirm their darkest suspicions have taken their toll. Battered by remorse over the lives he has ruined, he clings to the hope of redemption through delivering, just once, a truth with a positive impact. It's a hope he has been clinging to for a long time.

And so Britten and his 'unconventional' partner, Brülightly, take on the case of suicide Berni Kudos. At least, suicide was the official verdict. His fiancée, Charlotte Maughton, believes his death was something more sinister.

Blackmail, revenge, murder: desperate acts are exposed, and this is no tree-lined avenue to justice. Each new revelation stirs the muddy waters of a family's dark secrets, and each fresh twist takes them further from that elusive redemption.

There are murder mysteries and there are murder mysteries, but this is a noir where nothing is black and white.

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Far be it from me to second The Daily Telegraph, but indeed, it is "one of the most gloriously inventive and appealing comic-book debuts in years"! The art is attractive and necessary to the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mabel - Goodreads

I could hardly believe, immediately after finishing this book, that it was the debut book from a writer/illustrator in her mid-twenties. I don't usually read mystery thrillers, but this was fantastic. I feel compelled to read it again to more fully understand the hints and conclusion to the story. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Hannah Berry is the author of two highly praised graphic novels, Britten and Brulightly and Adamtine. She lives in Brighton.

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