A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium Vol. 1 is a graphic nonfiction teen read that offers delightfully detailed (and sometimes gruesome) depictions of infamous crimes of the nineteenth century. This collection of stories, compiled and illustrated by Rick Geary, reads like dramatic fiction and the saga of the assassination of President James Garfield in 1881 is a true page turner. Part thriller, part who-done-it, part history lesson – this is an exciting and enlightening book for older teens and adults. And for the book’s fans, there is thankfully a second volume as well!