A Murderous Autumn on the Somme

An industrialist is found choking on his own blood on a stranded yacht, and the police are in the dark. Because actually Alexandre de Breucq was popular with everyone.

Inspector Broyan, of the Paris police, sets out to find the murderer and in the process comes across deeper and deeper abysses of the killed and is confronted with his own family history.

The album Automne en baie de Somme (Autumn in the Somme Bay) by scenarist Philippe Pelaez and illustrator Alexis Chabert is done in watercolor in a style that shows through Art Nouveau everywhere. Incidentally, the album is published with two different title pages.

Both the story and the artistic realization are convincing.

The album was published by Grand Angle and costs €15.90.

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