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Miss: Better Living Through Crime

Illustrated by Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux
Published by Humanoids, Inc.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The tale of two very unlikely partners in crime set in New York City's Roaring Twenties.

Nola is a poor white girl living on the streets who has learned to survive by any means necessary. Slim is a black pimp with a shady history, constantly looking over his shoulder in fear of his own past. When their options run out and their paths cross, Nola and Slim forge a partnership as hired killers. Miss: Better Living Through Crime is a story about what it takes two people to survive when all they have is a gun and each other.

Philippe Thirault is a French novelist and comics writer who was born in Paris in 1967. In the late 1990s, he published the novel Feathered Serpent, the trilogy Hemoglobin Blues, and his first comic series, the critically acclaimed Miss: Better Living Through Crime. He has since become a very prolific comic book creator, writing series such as Thousand Faces, The Hounds of Hell, Balkans Arena and Mandalay. He often writes stories with a historical or fantastic setting and runs writing workshops in Paris.

"The beautifully integrated logic of this kind of fictional history is just one example of the layering of character and context that gives the book a literary depth....This is not a typical noir tale of morally high-contrast black and white people, but one of overriding moral ambiguity. As with all good love stories, however, it's force of character that holds the book together."

– Publishers Weekly

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