Noir Thriller Set
Noir Thriller Set

Noir Thriller Set

By Eric Hobbs, Illustrated by Noel Tuazon


388 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $27.99 (US $27.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9781561639007

Price: $27.99


This graphic novel set pairs two psychological suspense novels, each featuring the engrossing artwork of an acclaimed artist. In The Broadcast, a family in the countryside begins to fear for their lives after hearing Orson Welles's historic "The War of the Worlds" radio program. And when their neighbors arrive at the door seeking help, the tension of the day brings to the surface long-suppressed emotions and conflicts as well as a violent reckoning on a dark and stormy night. The novel Family Ties finds an aging Alaskan crime boss looking to retire and divide his empire among his heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This proves to be a fatal mistake, as his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. An epic tale of betrayal and loss, this engrossing graphic novel is a mix of King Lear and The Godfather set in Alaska. Together, these thrillers are not for the faint of heart.


"Hobbs provides convincing characterizations and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended." —Library Journal on The Broadcast

"I'd encourage English and social studies teachers to think about using it in the classroom, perhaps for a lesson on H. G. Wells, or daily life during the Great Depression." —School Library Journal on The Broadcast

"Newcomer Hobbs works hard not to oversell the drama, focusing on the tensions within the group. Intriguing character study of different personalities under pressure. Tuazon's art adds to the ominous mood." —Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast

"The characters are well developed. There is plenty of mystery and suspense involved, which is slowly unraveled with remarkable pacing." —Ain' on The Broadcast

Author Biography

Eric Hobbs is the author of the graphic novels Awakenings and The Librarian. He lives in Kokomo, Indiana. Noel Tuazon is the illustrator of the graphic novels Elk’s Run and Tumor. He lives in Toronto.