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Thrilled to the End

It’s the last few vintage thriller covers: Surely this must be the most literal cover art ever? Could it be that in their spare time the titular spies form the string section of an orchestra? And look, there’s a good … Continue reading

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Yes I’m still thrilled…

We are getting near the end! Why do I think she’s posh? Is it just that ‘top drawer’ is in the title? Or is it the prim little clutch bag, large bracelet and perfectly coiffed hair? Whatever it is, today … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled part 3.

We’ll start today with some John Creasey:- The little line drawing of ‘The Toff’ is reminiscent of Batman’s foe ‘The Penguin’. I love this, I love the spatter type covers also the stereotypical woman in the foreground. What self-respecting woman … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled Part 2

Today we’ve got Erle Stanley Gardner and a couple of Perry Mason mysteries supplied by the thriller book club. I notice we’ve returned to the signed artwork and I’m not surprised. It’s good to see that women aren’t just portrayed … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled, Part 1

Doesn’t it take flipping ages to scan things? Here they are at last, the thriller book club covers from the 1960’s. There were more of them than I had realised so I’m going to spread them out over a few … Continue reading

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Cover Me 60s part 2

Here are the remaining romance covers that caught my eye. I love how they’ve gone for a spatter background to lend a dreamlike quality to the picture. Notice that the artist has actually signed the work! Can you imagine anyone … Continue reading

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Classic Christie Covers Part 2

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Classic Christie Covers.

After a visit to Waterstones I was thinking how boring book covers had become. I understand that the publishing industry is trying to find ways to keep down the cost of books, but I’m struck by the lack of imagination. … Continue reading

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