You can't judge a book by it's cover - which is very true ...
But you can like one cover version better than another
Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis series was around number 25. For those of you who are keeping up, the 36th entry, Serpentine, releases in early February next year. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Both covers take into consideration that the murder being investigated occured on Mulholland Drive. And that's reflected in the images. The shot on the US cover is interesting with the amount of light. I'm sure this is what LA looks like. The light narrows as the road heads up into the hills and does bring the word serpentine to mind. But I don't like the blurry effect. The UK cover uses a closer shot of headlights. The open door of the car seems dangerous. And includes the world famous 'woman in danger on a road in the dark' shot. I admit I'm not a fan of either cover this week. But if I had to choose it would be the noir tones on the UK cover. What about you? What cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Serpentine?
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