“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design. This feature is inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.
I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!
Murder! Suspense! Intrigue! Is there anything better than a good mystery novel? While mystery isn’t necessarily a genre I read with much frequency, when I do I never fail to enjoy the exciting rush of piecing together the clues and attempting to solve the mystery before everything has been revealed. I blame all those years spent watching Poirot when I was younger. Some of my favourite covers this week include The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, My Dead Friend Sarah by Peter Rosch, Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell, After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman, Slaughter’s Hound by Declan Burke and All The Birds Singing by Evie Wyld.
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite mystery and thriller covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!