Friday Face-Off is an idea originally thought up by Books By Proxy which I stole from the fantastic The Tattooed Book Geek. The idea originally was to compare UK and US covers based on an assigned theme each week and choose the winning cover. I will be twisting it slightly: not specifically US and UK covers, just different editions.
This week’s theme is a cover featuring playing cards: “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well”
Agatha Christie makes a return for this week’s Face-Off, or more pointedly her iconic detective Hercule Poirot returns with the tale Cards on the Table.
And the winner is… cover G!
A nice, simple and above all effective cover. It is dark and foreboding, hinting at the dark deeds afoot within the covers.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my winner, or does one of the others work better for you? Let me know in the comments!
Next week I will be looking for a cover featuring a school: “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”