In my 84th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about typewriters on book covers. Although now an antiquated way to compose prose, the typewriter was for many years THE way to write letters, books, and any other important documents.
Though not all of these are mysteries, I realized while composing this post that there are a LOT of mysteries included here. Perhaps as a subliminal salute to the ‘golden age’ of mystery/Agatha Christie, et. al?
I’m of the vintage that learned to type on a typewriter. One of those old heavy black Remington models. Manual, no easy electric typewriters for me. LOL
They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.
The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.
These titles encompass a wide variety of genres. Enjoy!
Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!
Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
Please let me know in the comments.
And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 83 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.
I couldn’t resist adding a quote from one of my favourite authors.