I came across Dorothy Sayers‘ books sometime last year, and she is a great mystery writer. But, what initially caught my eye was not her writing, but the book covers for her ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’ series. One look at the covers and I knew it was the same amateur gentleman detective that played a prominent role in all of them. Once you see the covers, you’ll know what I mean.
Each cover is really simple, with a single colored background and a specific male attire on it. The clothes look like scrap book pieces, and I just love the simplicity of the concept. Plus they look like the sort of clothes a well-dressed gentleman would wear. What woman doesn’t like a well-dressed man? 🙂
Although, there are more than 8 books with Lord Peter Wimsey, I picked my favorite 8 covers. Of all the 8 covers, my absolute favorite one (if there is such a thing) would be the cover for “The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club.” That polka-dot bow-tie just did it for me. Which one(s) do you like?
Lord Peter Views the Body | Buy from Barnes & Noble
In the Teeth of the Evidence | Buy from Barnes & Noble
The Nine Tailors | Buy from Barnes & Noble
Hangman’s Holiday | Buy from Barnes & Noble
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club | Buy from Sony Reader Store
The Five Red Herrings | Buy from iTunes
Gaudy Night | Buy from iTunes