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Murder Me Dead Paperback – February 13, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: El Capitan Books (February 13, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965328015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965328012
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,681,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Dave Lapham is a gifted storyteller. If you've read his Stray Bullets, this is more of the same. In fact, this is what he describes as "A story too long to be told as a Stray Bullet comic," hence the different title.

Now if you're expecting something with fighting, threats to the world, and loving couples making eyes at one another, this is not a book for you. This is crime comics. A world where people do stupid things for sex or power; where what could go wrong does go wrong. It's a roller coaster of suspense, tension, and lots of "NO! Don't do that, that's the wrong choice!" And that's why we love it.

If you're familiar with comics like Sleeper, Criminal, Stay Bullets, and Darwyn Cooke's Parker, then Murder Me Dead is another great read. If not, you don't need to be to enjoy this, but I do recommend you follow this vein of seedy fiction to truly appreciate the crime story in comic form.

All in all, the story is solid, the art is good, and the pacing is top notch. This is Black and White, so if you need to read comics in color, you might need to move on.
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By Elle Markov on September 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
Steven's a Jazz pianist, he co-owns a very successful restaurant with his wife Eve, but behind the fancy house and the family money, their marriage is despair and misery.

The book opens with Steven walking into his house and finding his wife hanging from a ceiling fan in what appears to be a suicide; Steven is unfazed and it almost seems like he is relieved but while Steven feels he finally has freedom, his life is about to take a very dark and depressing turn into a horrid abyss.

Eve's family is loaded and with power, while the cops have ruled it a suicide, they know Eve was murdered, they know that no matter how bad things were, Eve would never kill herself. This right here will torture you as you read, you keep wondering who the killer is and you never know until the very end.

Steven really enjoys his freedom and finally gets to hook up with the girl of his dreams, Tara, the teenage fantasy he idolized, only problem is she is one ice cold bitch and as you read you will find how she drags Steven and everything she touches down. For her Steven spends some time in jail and even when her truth comes to light, Steven holds on to the idolized version of her.

The book is in black and white, the story written in the noir style of the 60's, 70's and the plot is full of dark twist and turns. I went through this book in two hours, I just had to see it to the end, had to see fall of Steven and the end of Tara. The story lags in the middle, the time during which Steven is in jail and you start actually hoping that he just dies already, but, that twist; what really happened to Eve? Was it suicide? Was it murder? That right there will keep you hooked and flipping the pages to the very end.

Rating 4 out of 5
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Format: Paperback
I read a graphic novel not too long ago purporting to be in the style of noir. I was disappointed. I was certainly not disappointed by David Lapham's 'Murder Me Dead.' It has the kind of dark story that the genre is known for.

Jazz pianist Steven Russell comes home late one night to find his wife dead and hanging from the ceiling fan. She is wealthy and her family is convinced that Steven is guilty. They hire a seedy private detective to dig up dirt on him. He runs into an old friend from high school who reintroduces him to an old high school flame named Tara. She's fallen on hard times, but before long Stephen is in love with her. When it turns out Tara is married and her estranged husband shows up one night, things take a dark turn as things. There are schemers and femme fatales and Stephen finds himself fighting to stay alive.

I enjoyed the story. It's full of noir tropes but it's nice to see this kind of story in a modern setting. There are other recent noir type stories I've enjoyed a bit more, but this one fills the bill nicely. Art and story by David Lapham are good. There is a nice introduction talking about influences for this story. I enjoyed it.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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By DEREK KNIGHT on July 22, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've never read this book. It's a book, right? Anyhow, I purchased this as a gift and IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A GIFT for someone who likes books, they'll be like "MAN, AWESOME." I hear tell that this book is worthy of a five-star review from the person I gave it to and he's MOSTLY reliable, so: if you like...books...and...murder...and gift giving...and making other people happy in spite of your general loathing for them: THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!
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