And falling far, far short.
The book tries to present the story of 19th century Scots serial killers William Burke and William Hare in a format, and style akin to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's semi-fictionalized Jack the Ripper graphic novel, "From Hell," but comes nowhere close to the quality. There's even an added scene at the end with a fictionalized meeting between Dr. Knox, the anatomist who purchased all of Burke & Hare's victims' bodies from them, and Dr. Sir William Gull, the Ripper in "From Hell." Subtle.
The art in the book begins very, very weakly and by the end of the book is acceptable, at best. The writing is flat. There's no storytelling here, simply a retelling of what the writer interprets to be the facts of the case. While I have no doubt the facts are true, they don't make for a compelling graphic novel. The majority of the book is simply a retelling of each individual killing in a page or two with nearly the same dialogue over and over. "We met X. We gave him/her a wee dram. S/he became drunk. We smothered them." Honestly, it was so boring I almost didn't finish it.
And a word of warning: the book may be 112 pages, but only half of that is comic. The rest is an appendix, again straight out of the "From Hell" playbook, explaining scenes. None of them really need explaining, however, so it's a waste of 40 pages. The remainder of the book is filled with pin ups.
If you're desperately interested in the Burke & Hare murders, want to get all the facts in 20 minutes and avoid Wikipedia this is an okay read. If you're looking for an interesting, true crime graphic novel, don't bother.