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cover by
Nathalie Lial


9. LA VIE EN NOIR


edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier

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US$22.95/GBP 14.99 - 6x9 tpb, 300 p. - ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-145-3



Contents:
Matthew
Baugh: Tournament of the Treasure starring Steve Costigan, Townsend Harper, The Black Coats.
Nicholas
Boving: Wings of Fear starring Harry Dickson, Bulldog Drummond.
Robert
Darvel: The Man With the Double Heart starring The Nyctalope.
Visions of the Nyctalope (
illustrated portfolio)
Matthew
Dennion: The Treasure of Everlasting Life starring Allan Quatermain, Dr. Miguelito Loveless, The Black Coats.
Win Scott
Eckert: Violet's Lament starring Sir Percy Blakeney's daughter, Countess Nadine Carody, The Black Coats.
Martin
Gately: Wolf at the Door of Time starring Doctor Omega, Moses Nebogipfel, The Nyctalope.
Travis
Hiltz: What Lurks in Romney Marsh? starring Doctor Omega, Doctor Syn.
Paul
Hugli: As Time Goes By⦠starring Doctor Omega, Rick Blaine.
Rick
Lai: Gods of the Underworld starring The Black Coats, Vautrin, Doctor Lerne.
Jean-Marc
Lofficier: Dad starring Glinda.
Nigel
Malcolm: To Dust and Ashes, in its Heat Consuming starring Harry Dickson, Professor Quatermass.
David
McDonald: Diplomatic Freeze starring Flashman's son, The Nyctalope's father, The People of the Pole.
Christofer
Nigro: Death of a Dream starring The Phantom of the Opera, The Black Coats, The Domino Lady.
John
Peel: The Benevolent Burglar starring Maigret, J.G. Reeder, The Saint.
Neil
Penswick: The Conspiracy of Silence starring Fantômas.
Pete
Rawlik: Professor Peaslee Plays Paris starring Pr. Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, Hercule Flambeau, The Black Coats.
Joshua
Reynolds: Nestor Burma Goes West starring Nestor Burma, Jim Anthony, Irma Vep.
Frank
Schildiner: The True Cost of Doing Business starring Mr. Big, The Black Coats.
Bradley H.
Sinor: The Silence starring Michel Ardan, Colonel Moran, John Carter.
Michel
Stéphan: Vampire in the Fist starring Irma Vep.



Edith Piaf liked to sing about
la vie en rose, "life in pink," in other words, life seen through rose-tinted glasses. This volume of Tales of the Shadowmen is another kind of song altogether, one dedicated to la vie en noir, the darker side of life. And what could be darker than the Black Coats, that sinister brotherhood of criminals and their legendary treasure, a malignant self-aware entity that is the embodiment of greed and avarice?

But the Treasure of the Black Coats is not the only dark facet of life covered in this volume. You will also find 20 stories about the evil Fantômas and the mysterious Yellow Shadow, the crafty Doctor Cornelius and the megalomania-cal Sun Koh, the ruthless Irma Vep and the frightful Bride of Frankenstein; in these pages, you will read tales of vampires, creatures and zombies, and things from otherworldly realms, and likely gasp at the most monstrous couple of parents ever imagined-how is that for the dark side of Life?