Jerome K. Jerome Bloche, Vol. 1: The Shadow Killers
by Alain Dodier, Pierre Makyo, and Serge Le Tendre
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Paris trembles. In the past two months, fifteen people have been killed by poisoned darts…and all witnesses saw was a blowgun and a feathered shadow.
The job of capturing the flamboyant assassin is entrusted to Jerome K. Jerome Bloche. Wearing an old trenchcoat and his indispensable felt hat, the endearingly clumsy twenty-year-old tries to look the part of a seasoned private eye. By day he translates detective novels and fantasizes about being one. Scooting around Paris on his trusty motorized bicycle and carrying his latest lesson in a correspondence course for would-be detectives—Jerome seems, however, more Will Ferrell than Humphrey Bogart.
Luckily for Jerome, he is sometimes aided by his girlfriend Babette, a flight attendant who brings him recordings from around the world for his collection of police sirens.