You Have Killed Me

You Have Killed Me Things just can t get any worse for Antonio Mercer A private eye by trade a dame from his past has re surfaced in his life as a client along with all of the emotional baggage he thought he d left beh

  • Title: You Have Killed Me
  • Author: Jamie S. Rich Joëlle Jones
  • ISBN: 9781932664881
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Things just can t get any worse for Antonio Mercer A private eye by trade, a dame from his past has re surfaced in his life as a client along with all of the emotional baggage he thought he d left behind forever Of course, this unusual client doesn t have just any case her family is mixed up with seriously dangerous people and the body count is just starting to pile up

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    About "Jamie S. Rich Joëlle Jones"

    1. Jamie S. Rich Joëlle Jones

      Rich is an author of both prose Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead, and The Everlasting and comics the two volume series Love the Way You Love the Spell Checkers series His third full length novel, Have You Seen the Horizon Lately , was released by Oni Press in the summer of 2007 He regularly collaborates with artist Joelle Jones, including the Oni graphic novels 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me Rich most recently wrote It Girl the Atomics for Image Comics and A Boy and a Girl with artist Natalie Nourigat He also serialized his fourth novel, Bobby Pins and Mary Janes, online.

    267 thoughts on “You Have Killed Me”

    1. Reads like a Dashiell Hammett or Raymond chandler novel, it's your classic noir detective story. Jamie Rich's dialog is spot on, it's sharp with a biting wit. Joelle Jones's art works very well with the story, setting the mood.


    2. If you're a noir buff, this is great fun. It's a classic period mystery, starting with a "locked room" disappearance before barreling off into the seedier side of humanity, as every character hides secrets and motives. Jamie Rich's dialogue sings like 40's flick -- sly and sharp-writted iwth a sting of innuendo at every turn. He also gets some great hard-boiled narration without managing to over-write.Joelle Jones artwork, which you wouldn't expect to fit a noir mystery like this, ends up workin [...]


    3. Over the weekend, I ran into Jamie S Rich and Joelle Jones at the Blastoff ComicFest in North Hollywood. I thoroughly enjoyed their comic book series, Lady Killer, so when I saw this book, I was immediately interested. I was not disappointed. Set in San Francisco, this noir story was led by private detective, Antonio Mercer, who gets pulled in to investigate the disappearance of an old flame. The writing contains all of the expected noir themes and tropes, yet it manages to be a fresh story just [...]


    4. A fun read! First off, the book design is great It's an attractive hardcover that's the perfect size for a black and white, story-driven graphic novel (something built around delicate line artwork can be as big as it wants). Joelle Jones' cover illustration pops, and I know the book will look great on the shelf.The story is a loving tribute to film noire; complete with a dopey, roughed up detective, femme fatales, seedy dives, gunplay, you name it. The story features enough of twists and turns t [...]


    5. I love the concept of a campy noir comic, but this one mostly came off as cliche. Trite dialogue, one-dimensional characters, predictable motives, and a "twist" ending guessed from the beginning that nonetheless still felt forced. The book also suffered from weak narration - winding voiceovers interspersed senselessly into important dialogue. Thankfully, the design of the book is flawless. The black and white artwork is dynamic and fitting for the genre, and the pages are the perfect size and st [...]


    6. A hard-boiled detective story in comics format. Beautiful design, and solid pencil work but so the story was so thoroughly ridden with cliches (the femme fatale, the laconic, square-jawed private eye with a soft spot for beautiful "dames," and of course, the "twist" at the end that anyone who's ever seen a noir film can anticipate from the very first page) that it just felt tiresome about half-way through.



    7. This was a fun read. Nothing game changing by any means. I picked it up because a) I loved Lady Killer (by Joelle Jones) and b) I'm into vintage and loved the styling on the cover


    8. Even though I'm a really big fan of crime fiction and of graphic novels, books like this one make me feel like comics are just not really the best format to write crime fiction in. This puzzles me because one of the things I like most about crime fiction is how economical and spare the prose in it often is, which should be a natural fit with the comics genre, and comics have so much in common with film, which obviously lends itself marvelously to the noir genre. I would also point out that there [...]


    9. That was great fun. I just finished listening to the entire run of Jack Webb's Pat Novak: For Hire. Look there's nothing original about detective noirs. I'm not even sure it was original the first time around. Originality isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a kind of false nostalgia for a time when men were men and dames were dames and smokey bars and crooked cops and everyone has a scotch and a razor wit. This fits the genre and is beautiful to look at. I'm looking for more like it and [...]


    10. Raymond Chandlerilta ja muilta kovaksikeitetyiltä rikoskirjailijoilta lainaava sarjakuvaromaani yksityisetsivästä, joka ryhtyy tutkimaan kadonneen naisen arvoitusta ja sotkeutuu sitä myöten petosten ja murhien vyyhteen. Ei mitään ihmeellistä auringon alla sen enempää käsikirjoituksen kuin kuvituksen suhteen.


    11. An interesting story but something that felt that I have read or seen elsewhere.A standard tough guy private eye a beautiful dame searching for her missing sister. The main character was somewhat interesting but I would have liked to know more about his background and why he rejected the family money for being a PI. The art was ok but I personally am more fond of more realistic and less cartoony work. The artist did tell the story clearly so my issue is strictly personal preference.


    12. This was the second of two Jamie S. Rich/Joelle Jones books I read this weekend. Far, far better than Spellcheckers, it was still only okay. This was a hard-boiled detective thriller like Mickey Spillane and Raymond Chandler used to writer. And that, really, was the problem. Five pages in I knew who done it in the whodunit. The rest was just waiting to see how long it took the detective in the story to catch on.


    13. to be fair, I've never been really into noir/detective/crime stories. this one was a fast read, but sometimes I had a hard time figuring out who was who and the b/w format definitely didn't help delineate. I wonder if a two color print job (black and red) would've helped? either way, a good read for a cross country plane ride.


    14. Since I'm quite a fan of the kind of movies and literature this book pays an homage to I really wanted to like it. And as a concept, with general artwork and framing, I do. But still, it came off as a slight disappointment. Neither story nor charachters were really that interesting, and the drawings seemed a little clumsy too.


    15. The art work was pretty cool. I had a hard time getting into the story, I never realized how much lettering in a comic can make a huge difference in how engaging it is. I think there might have been one bolded word, and that was it, the rest was bland and monotonous. It was a quick read and not a total waste of time.


    16. This is a solid, concise mystery. I really enjoyed it, and the tone set by the art works very well. It's in the spirit of "L'Aventura" - the classic Italian mystery movie. Only I think the ending here is much more satisfying. (To be fair, L'Aventura wasn't about solving the mystery, but how some people cope with the loss. But doesn't the audience always want to know who did it?)


    17. Square chins, curvy broads and sharp tongues. Rich and Jones have crafted a loving tribute to detective noir that makes gorgeous use of black and white art and packs an airtight mystery to boot. The only thing dampening my enthusiasm a bit is personal taste in noir -- this book celebrates the form, whereas I'm more drawn to the madness.


    18. I like Noir, so I'm not sure why this one didn't click with me a bit more. To be sure, it was nothing speciala standard convoluted plot, some decent "cool" lines from the gumshoe, but even still I think I should've liked this one more than I did. Not terrible though.


    19. Kind of a 2.5. The story kept me interested throughout, but it had a lot of 1930s or 40s cliches. I think that was partially the point of it, but it made it drag in spots. It got a bit confusing in places, but still held me long enough to stick with it.


    20. I usually dig noir books. The story was solid. I enjoyed it. The illustrations were a bit spotty, though. Sometimes they amazed me a what they could evoke with a line; sometimes they made me laugh with a disproportionate block hand.


    21. I only requested this because I like Jamie S. Rich, having no idea what it was about. Joelle Jones' art is perfect and the story is as good or better as what's coming out of the Vertigo Crime series right now -- Rich hits a perfect noir tone.


    22. An enjoyable hard-boiled detective graphic novel. I didn't feel like the story diverged enough from it's ilk to make it stand out.



    23. Plot was a bit contrived--figured out where it was going early on, but still enjoyed it and the artwork.







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