Written by and Illustrated by
Alan Nolan
Death by Chocolate

Monsieur Marcel Petit-Pois, the famous Swiss detective, and his chimp PA, Tesla, investigate a series of bizarre murders at a confectionery exhibition.

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80 pages
230x150 mm

Marcel Petit-Pois, you are Invited to a Murder.
The Kit-Kat Klub, Dublin.
Thursday, Octover 17th, 8pm Sharp.
I challenge you to stop me... you Nitwit.
Signed: The Chocolatier.

Monsieur Petit-Pois, the famous but bumbling Swiss detective, accompanied by his assitant Tesla, Europe’s second-cleverest chimp, travels Europe on the trail of a dastardly murderer!

A graphic novel detective story unlike any other ... except for the rest of the Murder Can Be Fatal series!

Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

'it represents another foray into the graphic novel medium for the Irish based publisher following on from the critically acclaimed Blood Upon The Rose'

Irish Comic News

'brilliant ... very distinctive ... really funny ... I would be all over this as a kid- it’s got really gruesome murders!'

The Comic Cast

'Death by Chocolate is a great book that doesn't speak down to its audience and manages to pull in readers of all ages with its fun and quirky story'

Comic Related

'a beauty of a book ... this great fun story is a joy to behold ... A long standing complaint of modern day comics is that they are aimed at an older and aging audience but what O’Brien Press and Nolan have proved here beyond any doubt is that a book can

Comic Buzz

'the graphic novel fans at school ... thought it was really funny'

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Reader Reviews

Recommended Read and/or Christmas last a book that ticks all the right boxes for my dyslexic daughter who avoids reading at all cost, she gave Alan's book Death by Chocolate a big thumbs up and read it in 2 days world record.

Facebook on 28th October 2011

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