Friday, June 5, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #315

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...

US cover
UK cover
Sophie Hannah has been writing the 'new' Hercule Poirot mysteries with the blessing of Agatha Christie's estate. The fourth by her, The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, releases later this summer/early fall. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right.
I've quite enjoyed the previous three and think she's done a good job. Each cover follows the style and look of the previous books in their particular series. I do like the 'real' images that the US covers have been employing. The blood on the ring lets the potential reader know there's murder afoot. The shadows add to the dangerous feel. The red font really pops against the grey background. The UK cover employs black and red as well, but the white font used for the title and author doesn't have the same impact. The drawing used for the image is okay, but doesn't really grab me. So, an easy choice for me this week - US cover. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Killings at Kingfisher Hill?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Icewineanne said...

US cover wins it for me also. Really like the fonts used for the title & author’s name. Plus the red really pops against the dark background.
Looking forward to reading this!

Ethan said...

I actually prefer the UK cover this week. Something about it just looks more classic to me. It seems to fit what I'd expect from a Christie novel.

Luanne said...

Two to one for the US cover this week!