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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christie Cover Cavalcade: part 4

A slightly different approach for this episode. Below are a number of variations on the same titles. Must confess that I usually rank the covers in age order when it comes to favourites: the purely illustrative covers are better than the covers that use a montage of items to hint at the contents and these, in turn, are preferable to the photographic covers.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Pan 310, 1954. Cover by Roger Hall.
Pan G112, 1958. Cover by Jack Keay.
Pan G112, 1962. Cover by W. Francis Phillipps.
Pan X284, 1963. (cover as above)
Pan 10284-2. Cover: photo

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
Pan 326, 1955. Cover by Roger Hall [Not shown]
Pan G139, 1961. Cover by W. Francis Phillips?
Pan X243, 1963. [Not shown]
Pan 10243-5, 1967. Cover: photo

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Pan G323, 1960. Cover by Tayler.
Pan X241, 1963. [Not shown]
Pan X241, 196? (later imp.) Cover: photo

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
Pan 366, 1956
Pan G106, 1958. Cover as above.
Pan G106, c.1961. Coverby W. Francis Phillipps.
Pan X283, 1965. Cover: photo

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Pan 357, 1955. Cover by ?
Pan GP82, 1957. Cover by Jack Keay.
Pan X265, 1963. Cover by W. Francis Phillipps
Pan 10265-6, 1967. Cover: photo

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