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Meet Alex, Carole, and Sam: the most notorious trio of cat burglars of the 21st century, starring in this graphic novel sequel.
Alex, Carole, and Sam use technology, know-how, and some serious chutzpah bordering on hubris to reinvent a profession that has lost much of its fun and insolence since the early 20th century. After successfully stealing Le Grande Odalisque by Ingrés from the Louvre, the art thieves have a new mission: nab Édouard Manet’s Olympia — plus two other masterpieces — from the Petit Palais in Paris. Naturally, complications ensue, and not just from the fact that Carole is nine months pregnant at the time of the heist!
Forming a trio as formidable as their protagonists, Bastien Vives, Jérôme Mulot, and Florent Ruppert deliver an explosive, grand symphony of adventure, as well as a very touching and funny character study in this eagerly anticipated sequel to The Grande Odalisque.
About the Author
Jérôme Mulot is best known for his comics collaborations with Ruppert; each French artist both writes and draws. The two met at the National School of art in Dijon and began publishing their creations in their fanzine Del Adventure. Together they won the Revelation Prize from the Angouleme International Comics Festival for Barrel of Monkeys (Panier de Singe). They began publishing the crime fiction le Grande Odalisque in 2012.
Florent Ruppert is a French comics writer and artist who frequently collaborates with Mulot. The two met at the National School of art in Dijon and began publishing their creations in their fanzine Del Adventure. Together, they won the Revelation Prize from the Angouleme International Comics Festival for Barrel of Monkeys (Panier de Singe). They began publishing the crime fiction le Grande Odalisque in 2012.
Bastien Vives is a Parisian who has drawn or collaborated on more than a dozen graphic novels since his published debut in 2006, including most recently The Butchery (Fantagraphics, 2021). The Angouleme Comics Festival granted Vives the “Revelation” Award in 2009 and the prize for best series in 2015.
Readers will devour this action-packed, wildly sexy, witty, and ultra-cool crime story built around the complicated relationship between three charismatic women.
— Booklist (Starred Review)
This charming, exciting graphic novel stands on its own merits as a savvy, scintillating thriller.
— Foreword Reviews (starred review)
If you like comics, and you’re also in need of some serious, escapist fun, I suggest that you dive straight into The Grande Odalisque [the previous book in the series].
— The Guardian
Mulot, Ruppert, and Vives reunite in this elegant and wacky sequel to The Grand Odalisque, an escapade their fans will welcome despite how it stretches narrative credibility.
— Publishers Weekly
The Grande Odalisque is quick-witted and technically polished, anchored by the three riveting women at its center and their misadventures.
— Multiversity Comics