8 Mystery and Suspense Book Covers You Must See

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?

Dorothy-Sayers-Strong-Poison

Strong Poision | Buy from Amazon

Lord Peter Views the Body - Dorothy Sayers

Lord Peter Views the Body | Buy from Barnes & Noble

In the Teeth of the Evidence Book Cover - Dorothy Sayers

In the Teeth of the Evidence | Buy from Barnes & Noble

The Nine Tailors Book Cover - Dorothy Sayers

The Nine Tailors | Buy from Barnes & Noble

Hangman's Holiday Book Cover - Dorothy Sayers

Hangman’s Holiday | Buy from Barnes & Noble

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Book Cover - Dorothy Sayers

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club | Buy from Sony Reader Store

The Five Red Herrings Book Cover - Dorothy Sayers

The Five Red Herrings | Buy from iTunes

Gaudy Night Book Cover - Dorothy SayersGaudy Night | Buy from iTunes

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