Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne

During the recent Comic-Con International in San Diego, one of the more interesting comics pitches making the rounds was the mystery project The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, by writer Rich Johnston and artist Simon Rohrmuller. As Johnston describes it:
Taking the trope stand up comedian line "Miss Marple/Inspector Morse/[Jessica Fletcher] ... wherever they go there's a murder. I reckon they're doing the murders themselves and framing innocent patsies" and doing it straight. Dexter, via Agatha Christie, in nineteen forties English villages. A woman who seeks to winnow the wicked, be they murderer, paedophile, adulterer, communist or homosexual. And use the British legal system to do her dirty work ...
Read some preview pages here.

Post-convention, Johnston reported that some publishers have expressed interest. Hopefully, we'll be able to read the whole story soon!

By the way, readers of this blog may remember that Johnston wrote the Doctor Who murder mystery comic Room With a Deja View (IDW Publishing).

Related links:
Dr. Whodunit
Agatha Christie meets Doctor Who

More about crime and mystery comics:
What's next for Richard Stark's PARKER
Janet Evanovich: "Why is the next Barnaby/Hooker novel a a comic book?"
Sherlock Holmes: Don't Call It A Comeback
BEST MANN FOR THE JOB comic strip free online!
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A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.