Black Coats
About the Book
Feval, the father of the modern detective novel, reveals the origins of the Black Coats and of their mysterious, seemingly eternal master, Colonel Bozzo. Long before the Corleones, Blofeld, Fu-Manchu, and Moriarty, the historical saga of the Black Coats, spanning seven volumes, gave its "lettres de noblesse" to criminal literature.

"Paris is like a forest in the New World where a score of savage tribes struggle for existence; each group lives on what it can get by hunting throughout society." In The Parisian Jungle, Paul Fval, the father of the modern detective novel, turns Paris-the beating heart of civilization-into a dangerous jungle whose undergrowth shelters all manner of predators. The Parisian Jungle, written in 1863, is the first in a series of crime novels describing the exploits of the Black Coats, the world's first international criminal organization. It anticipates novels, movies and TV series describing the adaptation of the Italian Mafia to 20th century Chicago and New York. The notion that crime fiction could be, and was destined to be, a literary genre emerges from The Black Coats.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781934543030
EAN: 9781934543030
Publisher Date: 01 Mar 2008
Dewey: FIC
Is LeadingArticle: Y
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: Y
Series Title: English
Width: 150 mm
ISBN-10: 1934543039
Publisher: Hollywood Comics
Binding: Paperback
Height: 225 mm
Language: English
No of Pages: 488
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 27 mm