Lovers' Lane

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Lovers' Lane

The Hall-Mills Mystery

By Rick Geary

Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing, Hardcover, 9781561636280, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2012


The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation are presented in this masterful graphic novel retelling of an unsolved murder from the 1920s. On the evening of September 14, 1922, Reverend Edward Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the New Brunswick town park. Shots are heard and two days later their bodies are found lying neatly next to each other, love letters strewn around them, and a scarf obscures the fact that Mrs. Mills’ throat has been slit. The two had been involved in an affair and the press hungrily devours the story. No evidence is sufficient to lead to an indictment, so the mystery intensifies with conjecture: Was this a dual suicide? Was this perpetrated by a jealous rival? Four years later the case reopens due to new evidence indicting the reverend’s wife, but she is an upstanding member of the community who vehemently denies that her husband ever had an affair. This is a tragic story told with beguiling relish and expert illustration in a distinctive style fitting of the era.

About the Author
Judith Cullen is an artist from the Pacific Northwest with over 25 years of experience as a designer, production manager, administrator, and producer for theatre and opera. Since 2008 she has worked as a volunteer presenting literature live in the online metaverse of Second Life (c), logging in over 500 hours to benefit a variety of charities including War Child North America, Project Children, and Habitat for Humanity under the avatar identity Caledonia Skytower. Ms. Cullen has transformed her professional theatre experience, combined with her work as a virtual storyteller, into a refreshed career as a author, narrator, and voice artist. Her published Trio Tales series are intended as fictional, short story monographs on a single theme, making them ideal for kindle use or portable reading. You can learn more about the author and her work, and connect with her on Google+, Facebook and @

Praise For Lovers' Lane

"Geary's archly antiquated drawing style is ideally suited for bringing bygone eras to vivid, convincing life. Geary's exacting, historically accurate approach makes this—as well as his other nonfiction works—a natural for true-crime fans as well as comics lovers."  —Booklist

"Outstanding! A-"  —Onion