Britten and Brulightly is a noir mystery by Hannah Berry told in graphic novel format. I first heard about it on Layers of Thought. After reading and enjoying Chew (even if that book's description did turn many of you off, I still thoroughly liked how unconventional it was!), I wanted to look into more graphic mysteries, so I was pretty excited to find this book!
Fernandez Britten is a private detective. He does investigations for paranoid spouses, angry lovers, and a whole gamut of desperate people. He also never spares them the truth he learns, which is how he earned his nickname of "the Heartbreaker." When a woman comes to him claiming that her dead fiancee could not have really committed suicide, he takes on her case (with his very unconventional partner), and is led deeper and deeper into a mystery that also involves a former client.
Probably, as I honestly can't say I followed the plot that well. That's not to say it was difficult to understand or proceeded at a pace that didn't work for me. I think I just liked the pictures so much I barely concentrated on the words and sometimes would get confused about who was who and what the history was. Also, the novel does not have type-written words- it's all written in cursive script, which can sometimes be hard to read.