He's France's answer to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: Leo Malet's Nestor Burma, ace detective. Richly visualized by Jacques Tardi, who's work has been championed by Art Speigelman, Malet's crime novel comes to life as a black-and-white film on paper. Private detective Nestor Burma receives a message from an old friend. The message contains a mystrious warning about a den of plotters and nefarious plans against unnamed enemies. Intrigued, Burma arranges a rendexvous only to discover when he arrives that his friend has been brutally murdered. Burma's attempt to find his friend's killer of killers takes him to the Paris neighbourhoods inhabited by anarchists, and even more deadly intrigue.
Used availability for Leo Malet's Fog
February 2006 : USA Paperback