I kind of like The Crooked Hinge cover, the one for the Judas Window
is blah, as well as having the problem you point out.
Wouldn't facsimile covers be nice, though? I see they rather did
one for Shadow on the Wall.
It's nice to see Carr back in print after ten years, but I wonder if
the fact that he's now being reprinted by a small house that
specializes in neglected authors indicates something of a decline in
stature for him? Are big publishers no longer interested in Carr?
It's a shame if so. He should be not only reprinted, he should be
getting his books adapted for television.
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "monescu4" <monescu4@...> wrote:
> Is anyone else bothered a bit by the cover art of the Rue Morgue
> editions of the two Carr books? The one for "Crooked Hinge" seems
> give an inaccurate (at least in terms of size, and very likely in
> of shape) idea of the title phrase. And the cover for "Judas
> clearly displays an important fact about the murder method,
> which doesn't get revealed until well into the book (admittedly,
> American edition of the book once did the same thing right in the
> wording of the title, but that still doesn't make it right). I
> mind them putting central clues on the cover art, but the correct
> interpretations (or, on the other hand, misleading
> them is another thing.
> --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "miketooney49" <miketooney49@>
> > Rue Morgue Press is now offering new reprints
> > of two John Dickson Carr titles, THE CROOKED
> > HINGE and THE JUDAS WINDOW:
> > http://www.ruemorguepress.com/