At the beginning of the month, I told you that Anthony Horowitz's next book was definitely on my radar. Now that I've located the UK cover for Moonflower Murders, I thought it was time for a Cover-Off.
Let's not waste any time and get right down to it!
Well, with that fire engine red blasting out at us, the US cover certainly grabs the eye, doesn't it? I'm surprised (and pleased) that there are no blurbs to be found, except for telling browsers that the author has been on the New York Times bestseller list. (I must be a rebel because I don't care if the books I read make it to any list or not, although it can be disheartening when authors I love to bits are consistently ignored.)
There has to be some symbolism with the numbered key and all the little doodads hanging down on strings, but the US cover-- to me-- is blah. Or should I have said meh?
On the other hand, the UK cover jumps out at me. My favorite color is blue, and the author's name and the book title stand out clearly. What grabs my attention, however, is the owl-- a noted nocturnal hunter-- swooping in for the kill on a bare-limbed moonlit night. Yes, this cover is the one for me.
Now this little factoid has absolutely nothing to do with my cover preference, but I've always loved the word "moonflower." Somehow, it's magical to me, probably because I once sat outside on warm, full moon nights in my own little moon garden where the predominant color of the flowers was white. How those blossoms glowed in the moonlight! But I digress.
Which cover of Moonflower Murders do you prefer? US? UK? Neither one? Inquiring minds would love to know!