|I think Peter Mendelsund's design of The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø has to be one of my top favorite book cover designs this year. This is a very modernist approach to a crime novel, but it's not a cliche. The minimalist spine is stunning and is an attraction on any bookshelf.|
Other pulp fiction book covers below are less minimalism; more drama. Enough to put you in the holiday spirit for some good crime novel reading.
|No date on this gem, but still available on Amazon.|
|A 25 cent Dell paperback from 1951.|
|Another interpretation of Henry Kane's novel from 1952. This one is a hardback dust jacket.|
|Another 25 cent pot boiler from 1949. |
:: The last 3 books are from Froggyboggler's Flickrstream.