Normandy Gold

Normandy Gold

Sex, violence and corruption collide in this gritty vigilante thriller set in 1970s Washington DC. When her younger sister is found at the center of a brutal murder investigation, tough-as-nails Sheriff Normandy Gold is forced to dive headfirst into the seedy world of 1970s prostitution and soon discovers a twisted conspiracy leading right to the White House....

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Normandy Gold Reviews

  • Josh

    Normandy Gold is a small town sheriff who is thrust into the violent underbelly of crime in 1970's Washington DC following an ill-fated telephone call from her younger sister.

    The call, strange in itself, given Normandy and Lila hadn't spoken in while, gets a whole lot stranger when Normandy overhears her sister become involved in a violent confrontation with a man. The only clue echoing on the ghostly end of the line; the name Sel.

    The dead silence births loud fears as Normandy envelopes hersel

    Normandy Gold is a small town sheriff who is thrust into the violent underbelly of crime in 1970's Washington DC following an ill-fated telephone call from her younger sister.

    The call, strange in itself, given Normandy and Lila hadn't spoken in while, gets a whole lot stranger when Normandy overhears her sister become involved in a violent confrontation with a man. The only clue echoing on the ghostly end of the line; the name Sel.

    The dead silence births loud fears as Normandy envelopes herself in a shroud of criminal grime, grit and gore on a violent path to destruction at once reckless and righteous.

    The graphic novel by authors Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin is pure, unadulterated noir; there's no greater good or subplot device aimed at exposing political corruption or making the world a better place; Normandy walks among the sullen and grey, and that's where this story rightfully resides.

    My rating: 5/5 stars. Ask Normandy for sunshine and rainbows, and get a serrated knife to the solar plexus.

  • Jef

    This book has motivated me to write a review. I'll try not to spoil, but frankly, the take home message is that I recommend it to any adult that has even a modicum of interest in it.

    This came across my desk for consideration via Sci Fi Entertainment mag, which had a review. Man, I'm always glad I subscribe to that (yes, physical print!)!

    I'd never heard of the character previously and frankly, I'm sort of relieved that there aren't any more Normandy Gold books coming, because if so, I'd HAVE to

    This book has motivated me to write a review. I'll try not to spoil, but frankly, the take home message is that I recommend it to any adult that has even a modicum of interest in it.

    This came across my desk for consideration via Sci Fi Entertainment mag, which had a review. Man, I'm always glad I subscribe to that (yes, physical print!)!

    I'd never heard of the character previously and frankly, I'm sort of relieved that there aren't any more Normandy Gold books coming, because if so, I'd HAVE to get them! I can afford neither the time nor the $, so glad it's a one off. It's also admittedly a little sad though, because I truly enjoyed riding the initial wave of simple noir into an understanding of the setting, that "isn't that (so-and-so)(actor)?" feeling, and the final recognition that it's a celebration of 70's cinema! I have to say even the writing was impressive in parts. Characters are fully flushed out, and beautifully flawed. The commentary at the end of the actual story was yet another "easter egg" as the ladies revealed more that heightened my appreciation of the tale.

    Do keep in mind, it is "raw" and not for adolescents and younger.

    Oh, alright, I guess I take it back, I DO HOPE there is MORE Normandy Gold at some point!

  • Jason Furman

    This graphic novel (or collection of five comic books) tells a hard boiled story set in the 1970s of a striking female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate/avenge the murder of her estranged little sister who got caught up in a high class escort ring with ties that go the very top of the political system. The plot is interesting enough to sustain the work but increasingly absurd as the conspiracies go increasingly high up the chain. The illustrations are really good and bring back a

    This graphic novel (or collection of five comic books) tells a hard boiled story set in the 1970s of a striking female sheriff who comes to Washington DC to investigate/avenge the murder of her estranged little sister who got caught up in a high class escort ring with ties that go the very top of the political system. The plot is interesting enough to sustain the work but increasingly absurd as the conspiracies go increasingly high up the chain. The illustrations are really good and bring back a world that may never have existed outside of the 1970s and 1980s movies it draws on ranging from Taxi Driver to The Conversation. And the characters are what they are—tough women, prostitutes with hearts of gold, corrupt depraved politicians, honest low-level cops, and the like. Worth a quick read (in my case was drawn by the author Megan Abbott, would recommend her novels).

  • Angus McKeogh

    Very good for what it was. Almost a revenge noir comic in the vein of 70s cinema. Raunchy and filled with sex and violence. Just like the movies. And the storyline was interesting too. I enjoyed it. I’m a fan of Megan Abbott and have found her novels with teenage protagonist really good, perhaps I need to delve into more of her hardcore crime.

  • Michael

    Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin team-up for the Hard Case Crime series' first graphic novel,

    .

    A love-letter to 70's thrillers, this six-issue miniseries reads just like you'd expect -- hard hitting, hard drinking, and completely over the top. In short, it's a blast...if you're in the right frame of mind for it.

    When her stripper sister goes missing, Normandy Gold heads to D.C. to find out what really happened. What she finds is a vortex of lies, deceit, and underhand dealings that e

    Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin team-up for the Hard Case Crime series' first graphic novel,

    .

    A love-letter to 70's thrillers, this six-issue miniseries reads just like you'd expect -- hard hitting, hard drinking, and completely over the top. In short, it's a blast...if you're in the right frame of mind for it.

    When her stripper sister goes missing, Normandy Gold heads to D.C. to find out what really happened. What she finds is a vortex of lies, deceit, and underhand dealings that extend the highest levels of power.

    A fun, entertaining ride that reminds me of just what it is about the Hard Case Crime series I enjoy so much.

  • Chaim Klein

    My first digital graphic novel. I really enjoy Megan Abbot's earlier crime books. It was nice to see her get back into the crime scene rather than the more psychologically oriented stuff that she has been writing recently. I thought that Normandy Gold was a good story and I enjoyed the subject matter - the corrupt underbelly of politics. I also thought that this graphic

    Move has influenced of Mickey Spillane, whose work I have enjoyed since first reading I, The Jury ba

    My first digital graphic novel. I really enjoy Megan Abbot's earlier crime books. It was nice to see her get back into the crime scene rather than the more psychologically oriented stuff that she has been writing recently. I thought that Normandy Gold was a good story and I enjoyed the subject matter - the corrupt underbelly of politics. I also thought that this graphic

    Move has influenced of Mickey Spillane, whose work I have enjoyed since first reading I, The Jury back in the 1960's. I will buy the next Normandy Gold when it comes put. Artwork was nice , with clean lines.

  • Race Bannon Berns

    I expected more out of a Megan Abbott book even if it

    was a graphic novel. This one seems a bit un-tidy where

    things move along but sometimes things are

    "skipped" in my mind. Kind of a mish-mosh.

    Not recommended.

  • Josh

    Has more nudity than any graphic novel I've read, and, excepting Locke & Key, more blood 'n' guts. I say that just to indicate that Normandy Gold really aims to capture the sleaze and the seediness of 70s exploitation films, but also the creeping paranoia and the damaged characters of its political thrillers-- and it succeeds on both counts. The artwork is cinematic, and Abbott-- one of the very best purveyors of taut, tense, pulpy thrillers-- contributes typically hard-boiled dialogue. The

    Has more nudity than any graphic novel I've read, and, excepting Locke & Key, more blood 'n' guts. I say that just to indicate that Normandy Gold really aims to capture the sleaze and the seediness of 70s exploitation films, but also the creeping paranoia and the damaged characters of its political thrillers-- and it succeeds on both counts. The artwork is cinematic, and Abbott-- one of the very best purveyors of taut, tense, pulpy thrillers-- contributes typically hard-boiled dialogue. The story isn't substantive enough to leave a huge impact, but the whole thing is wonderfully stylish and a great deal of fun.

  • Craig

    Kind of disappointing. The story was a cliche-filled mix of any number of 1970s political potboilers, coupled with Watergate-conspiracy paranoia and a healthy helping of sex and gore. I didn't buy it, from the first page to the last. This is the second Hard Case Crime graphic novel I've read that falls far short of worthwhile.

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