Monday, May 21
The Black Diamond Detective Agency
"John Hardin is a desperate man. When a train carrying official US currency paper explodes in his town, he's the prodigious Black Diamond Detective Agency's sole suspect. John is innocent, but his wife is missing, his old friends are coming back to haunt him with guns and explosives and he's on the run through rural Missouri.
Based on the historical journals of Arthur James Quindlen, the agency's founder. Adapted and illustrated with watercolor art by Eddie Campbell, this graphic novel brings a new perspective to that time in America when small farmers were the backbone of the country, graft was rampant, and railroads thundered through western towns."
Awhile back Third Planet offered this book and I passed on it. This past week it was
given a bad review in Entertainment Weekly, but EW praises some things that I do not.