- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...
I adored Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders. (my review). I was excited to see that there's a new Atticus Pund mystery coming out in November in NA, August in the UK. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Alright, lets get started. Two bold background colors on both covers. I do find the red moire appealing that the blue. As to images, the UK does have a moon referencing the title. Night scene, bare branches - and an owl - with one of the worst owl faces I've ever seen. It looks like he hit a building straight on and flattened out his face even more. Hmm, do you sense what cover I'm liking this week? The key image against the red makes me want to see what's inside. And the four little images - a (moon?) flower, a book, an X (marks the spot) and a hammer (murder weapon anyone?) And look at the left hand side cut out on the key - do you see the face. A most excellent cover - and an easy choice for me this week - US. What about you? Which cover do you prefer?
Any plans to read Moonflower Murders?
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