Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.
This week's topic is:
I know this is probably one of the most obvious choices for this, but really, what titles is more iconic for having "murder" in the title than The Murder on the Orient Express? There are a lot of covers for this book, so included a lot, but even all of these are barely even half of what's out there, it seems! It was a ton of fun looking through them all and exploring the different variations.
2007 HarperCollins | 2011 Harper Mass Market | 2007 Spanish
2014 Portuguese | 2007 Italian | 2005 Arabic
2000 Berkley | 2010 Polish | 2013 Harper
2015 William Morrow | 2006 German | 2002 Portuguese
2017 William Morrow | 2017 Special Edition HarperCollins | 2014 Swedish
2010 Finnish | 2007 Spanish | 2017 HarperCollins
1975 Arabic | 1998 Collins Crime | 2015 Georgian
I really like so many of these! I opted to pick 2014 Portuguese and 2014 Swedish editions (I guess 2014 was a nice year?) because something about them just really pops out at me and they are two that I would definitely up based off of the covers. Still, as mentioned, most of these covers are pretty great. :)
What cover(s) do you like the most?