Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week the topic is actually about covers with the colours red, white and blue in them bc 4 July is tomorrow but I did something different and went the way of covers of some of my favourite Australian authors and their books.
Rusty Bore mystery series: I read the third in the series recently, and am eyeing the first two to tide me over until the next one – and that’s when I saw these covers and laughed my butt off. Cass, our intrepid cosy mystery investigator owns a takeaway shop, that’s why the titles and covers!
Interestingly these two have been compared to each other – or rather the first to the second one listed, which was technically published first:
Scrublands: is set in an isolated country town, suffering a drought when a horrific crime happens. A journalist ends up investigating a couple of years after the fact and discovers things don’t add up.
The Dry: Is the first in the Aaron Falk series, and is set in a town suffering a drought, and enduring a horrific family shooting – which turns out to be something else entirely. The Dry is a far more intimate story, and the cover more ominous, I think
But we have a theme here don’t we? Drought is a killer here.
MJ Tija and the Heloise Chancey series: I have a confession to make: I did not realise this was by an Australian author! ACK!
April in Paris 1921: How lovely is this? Kiki is a spy, gossip journalist and Paris is not ready for her! Gorgeous book and an equally gorgeous cover.
Sulari Gentill’s Rowland Sinclair series: A Dangerous Language is the one I reviewed. It’s a historical fiction series, but the covers of these editions are so vintage and oh so striking.
Melina Marchetta’s Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil: a dark cover, with the only light on a young girl in the distance. Hands down one of the best – complex characterisaton, excellent pacing and a narrative that just grabbed me and didn’t let me go
The Toy Maker: The cover has a massive, impressive cathedral on the cover, and the story, my goodness – drew you in, and that spat you out the other side an emotional wreck, and made you like it.
And that’s all she wrote! What do you think of these covers?