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One of Britain’s most famous and baffling unsolved murders
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STRETCH GOAL ART!

Here's the sketch for the stretch goal book mark at the $7,500 level.  It will be printed in full color and included with every pledge at the book level ($25) and above.

Book mark sketch.
Book mark sketch.

About the book

THE WALLACE MYSTERY, the latest entry in Rick Geary’s Little Murder Library series, tells the story of one of Britain’s most famous and baffling unsolved murders. On the evening of January 20, 1931, Liverpool insurance agent William Wallace is called away from his home for a mysterious business appointment. He returns two hours later to find his wife, Julia, bludgeoned to death in their parlor. With few clues and no plausible suspects (and the murder weapon having vanished), the police at last arrest the husband. After a trial, he is exonerated, and the puzzle remains to this day. Raymond Chandler called this case, “The nonpareil of all murder mysteries.”

This book will be published in the same 6x9 full color, softcover format as our previous volume, 'Chester and Grace: The Adirondack Murder'.

Cover for the graphic novel
Cover for the graphic novel

Postcard original art.
Postcard original art.
Examples of past commissions
Examples of past commissions
A sample portrait from a previous book.
A sample portrait from a previous book.
A page example for a backer drawn as part of the story.
A page example for a backer drawn as part of the story.
Actual pages from the graphic novel
Actual pages from the graphic novel

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    LOYAL SUPPORTER

    You will receive the Adirondack postcard from Rick, with a personal thank you for your support. This card contains the cover image of the graphic novel.

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    DIGITAL VERSION

    The digital version of the book. You'll receive a pdf that you can view on your computer or other digital device.

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    THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

    You'll receive a signed copy of the book, plus the postcard with a personal message from Rick.

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    DELUXE GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Signed copy, postcard with personal message, separate drawing on 6"x9" card.

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    YOUR PORTRAIT

    Rick will draw a 9"x12" portrait of you in period garb, much like the characters you'll see in the graphic novel. You'll also receive the book and postcard.

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    COMMISSION AN ORIGINAL

    At this level, you will receive a copy of the book, your choice of a commissioned work of art from Rick and the postcard. You can see samples of them elsewhere in this project.

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    ORIGINAL ART FROM THE BOOK

    You will get a page of original art from the book on a first come, first serve basis, plus the book and postcard. The original art from this book is hand-colored by Rick.

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    BE PART OF THE STORY

    Here's your opportunity to appear as a character in the printed graphic novel. Your likeness will be drawn and published into the book as one of the characters on a page. You also have the option to purchase the page with your likeness for an additional $150 on your pledge. The book and postcard are also included at this level.

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    STAR IN YOUR OWN STORY

    At this level, you will be the lead character in a 4 page crime story that Rick will write and draw. This is a rare opportunity to star in your own story. You will receive the original art, plus a signed copy of the book and the postcard. We will only make one of these available.

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    POSTCARD ART

    You will receive the original full color art for the postcard, plus a signed copy of the book and the postcard.

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