The Black Diamond Detective Agency
By Eddie Campbell
(First Second, Paperback, 9781596431423, 144pp.)
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
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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. THE BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY is 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.
Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind FROM HELL, for which he won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Eisner award for Best Graphic Album. In 2001, FROM HELL was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp. Campbell is also the creator of the series BACCHUS and ALEC: THE KING CANUTE CROWD. His most recent work is THE FATE OF THE ARTIST, an autobiographical thriller.