Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A selection of Faber's mystery cover art.

Some historical samples of Faber's online archive of cover art include the following mystery works:

The Black Tower by P. D. James (1975)

Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon (1953; new ed. from Rue Morgue P)

Death by Request by Romilly John and K[atherine]. John (1933). Romilly was the son of painter Augustus John and the half-brother of cellist Amaryllis Fleming, half-sister of Ian Fleming.

George Antheil, NYPL
Death in the Dark by Stacey Bishop (aka composer George Antheil, 1930)

An English Murder by Cyril Hare (aka Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark, 1951)

Famous Crimes, retold by "The Prince of Criminologists," William Roughead (1935)

The Mummy Case by Dermot Morrah (1933; review here)

The Ticker-Tape Murder by Milton Propper (1930; review here; partially serialized in the Border City Star, parts 1, 2, 3)

A Tomb with a View by BBC producer Lance Sieveking (1950)

And of interest to Rex Stout fans:
Forest Fire by Stout (1934; review here)
Mr. Cinderella by Stout (1939; better cover of U.S. ed. here; review here)

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