Wie sähe die Welt aus, wenn Napoleon bei Waterloo gewonnen hätte? Vielleicht wäre die Sozialistische Republik Britannia nur ein kleiner, unbedeutender Staat, verbunden mit dem großmächtigen Empire France über die Kanalbrücke.Der Psycho-Killer Mad Dog Mastock entkommt auf dem Weg zum Schafott aus dem Hochsicherheitstrakt des London Tower. Wenige Tage später beginnt in der Grandville Paris eine Mordserie, die Mad Dogs Handschrift trägt. Detective Inspector LeBrock und sein Assistent Roderick Ratzi nehmen sofort die Fährte auf...Bryan Talbot, dem lesenden Publikum u.a. bekannt von Sandman und Heart of Empire, verneigt sich mit dieser Steampunk-Serie vor Meistern wie J.J. Grandville, Albert Robida, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle und Quentin Tarantino.
In a world where France rules over Great Britain during the nineteenth century, detectives LeBrock, a badger, and Ratzi, a rat, investigate the murder of a British diplomat, which may be connected to corruption within the French government.
The Badger is back! Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville, Grandville Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard against an old adversary and ruthless urban guerrilla, Edward 'Mad Dog' Mastock, - a psychotic serial killer whose shocking escape from his execution by guillotine at the Tower of London begins this fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller. LeBrock, still racked by remorse for his failure to prevent the death of 'the Divine Sarah' and working outside the law after resigning his post following a blazing row with his superior officer, embarks on a quest to redeem himself by tracking down Mastock and bringing to an end his horrific murder spree. Aided by his adjunct and old friend, Detective Roderick Ratzi, he follows the trail of carnage to Paris. Otherwise known as Grandville, it's the largest city in a world dominated by France, a city used to violence following the years of terrorist bombings by the extreme fanatic wing of the British resistance during the occupation, the notorious Angry Brigade, of which Mastock was the sadistic leading light. With his customary tenacity, LeBrock stalks his prey through a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, an underclass of humans and automaton robots where advanced steam technology powers everything from hansom cabs to iron flying machines. It's a trail that leads to the demimonde of Parisian prostitution and an atrocity perpetrated twenty-three years ago. With a range of new and fascinating characters and a mix of Holmesian deduction, knowing humour and edge of the seat action, Grandville Mon Amour continues the vein of high-octane adventure begun in the first volume. Can even LeBrock escape the past or do heroes have feet of clay? Follow the badger!