You Can Read French YA Series Jerome K. Jerome Bloche In English Now In ‘The Shadow Killer’

by Hannah Means Shannon

IDW has published the first volume of a series of French Young Adult adventure stories, Jerome K. Jerome Bloche, Volume 1: The Shadow Killer, in English for the first time.

The Angoulême International Comics Festival award-winning series is set in Paris and is the first in a series of over 25 stories. Artist and writer Alain Dodier and co-scripters Pierre Makyo and Serge Le Tendre introduce “lovable, affable, and more-than-a-bit-clumsy” Jerome K. Jerome Bloche to readers.

In Volume One, “The Shadow Killer,” Jerome is close to completing his detective correspondence course when events lead him into a “web of intrigue, artifacts, and mistaken identity”.

With his beloved Solex electric bicycle, Jerome has to complete Professor Maison’s course and find the killer.

Dean Mullaney, editor of this new edition says:

Alain Dodier gives us a delightful character in Jerome. This is the kind of fun adventure series that Europeans do so well. Hopefully this will be the first of many such series to be translated.

Presented in hardcover, Jerome K. Jerome Bloche, Vol. 1: The Shadow Killer is currently available using ISBN 9781631409028 or Diamond Code MAY170548.

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