Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Copycat Cover Syndrome strikes again

Kim from the excellent Crimethrutime website has tipped me off to a new author for my database - Gerri Brightwell who has recently published a Victorian mystery - The Dark Lantern - in the US. As soon as I saw it, I recognised the cover...



Read more about The Dark Lantern on the Random House website and my review of Maisie Dobbs for Over My Dead Body.

4 comments:

maxine said...

I remember reading this edition of Maisie Dobbs (which I didn't enjoy as much as you). I like this cover better than the repackaged "YA" covers. Well spotted, though, on the "twins" -- incredible how many books there are like this, with the same picture.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Is there a chance that the piece of artwork is simply from a stock image library so anybody can buy it and use it on the cover of a book, it does seem to be the same art though it's been changed somewhat in colour etc...

maxine said...

That would be my guess, too, Andrew.

Euro Crime said...

Yes, that's probably how it works. I just like solving the "I've seen that cover before" feeling :-).