Cover Attraction | The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by. This week’s Cover Attraction is:
Title: The Devlin Diary
Author: Christi Phillips
Release date: May ’09
London, 1672: A vicious killer stalks the court of Charles II, inscribing his victims’ bodies with mysterious markings. Are these the random murders of a madman? The deadly consequence of a personal vendetta? Or the grisly result of a hidden conspiracy? Cambridge, 2008: A Trinity College history professor is found dead, the torn page of a seventeenth-century diary in his hand. His death appears to be an accident, but the college’s newest Fellow Claire Donovan and historian Andrew Kent suspect otherwise. The professor’s last research subject was Hannah Devlin, a physician to the king’s mistress and the keeper of a diary that holds the key to a series of unsolved murders in 1670s London. Through the arcane collections of Trinity’s Wren Library, the British Library, and the Royal Society, Claire and Andrew follow the clues Hannah left behind, unearthing secrets of the past and present as both stories unfold to their shocking conclusions.
I had trouble finding a cover this week until I came across the UK version of Christi Phillips’ newest novel The Devlin Diary (upper left). Actually the author’s name caught my eye first before the cover. I really enjoyed her first novel The Rossetti Letter and I’m very excited to see she has a new novel coming out next month. I don’t like the US cover at all. I think they are world’s apart in conveying a message.
P.S. Because this is really about cover art I’ve given my Cover Attraction this week a picture frame.
What’s your favorite cover attraction this week? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Cover Attraction post.