The Madwoman of Melun & Other Plays of Murder & Mayhem

Adapted by Frank J. Morlock

cover by Mike Hoffman

Two nights ago, Jaouen and me, we took the children out in his boat to drown them in the bay. We put lead weights on their feet. When we came back, they were gone.

US$ 20.95/GBP 16.99
5x8 tpb, 244 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-64932-080-3
Frank J. Morlock has assembled here three new lurid plays of gruesome murder and deadly mayhem:

In THE POLICE AGENT (1889) by Xavier de Montepin & Jules Dornay, a double murder at the notorious Père Lachaise cemetery brings Aimée Joubert, a famous police agent once known as The Cat’s Eye, out of retirement. But catching the murderer may involve looking closer to home than she might have wished…

THE MADWOMAN OF MELUN (1891), by the same authors, begins with an innocent man framed for murder being guillotined, driving a woman amongst the spectators to madness. What secret does she know, and who amongst her coterie of wealthy friends, may be the real murderer?

Finally, ZIZI (1914), by Jules Mary, is about two brothers, one good, the other evil, who are both in love with the eponymous Zizi, a circus tiger tamer. The evil brother will stop at nothing to possess the object of his desire. Can he be thwarted in time?

THE POLICE AGENT (La Policière) (1889) by Xavier de Montepin & Jules Dornay
THE MADWOMAN OF MELUN (Le Docteur des Folles) (1891)  by Xavier de Montépin & Jules Dornay
ZIZI (1914) by Jules Mary.

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