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29 June 2010
The Murder at the Vicarage - wonderful cover
I came across it on A Day without Rain, which is a journal from Greenway House.
It is a cover by Tom Adams about whom Wikipedia told me
Tom Adams (born 1926) is an American illustrator most famous for his Agatha Christie paperback cover designs.
Check Tom Adams' website at Tom Adams Uncovered, browse the gallery. There's a great cover there for DEATH IN THE CLOUDS, and another for HALLOWEEN PARTY.
The site tells us
The Agatha Christie covers painted by Tom Adams constitute probably the most famous examples of paperback art ever produced. First published in the sixties, seventies and eighties in the UK by Fontana and in the USA by Pocket Books, they have been reproduced throughout the world by many other publishers.
There's a collection of 110 of his covers on Flickr, courtesy of The Woman in the Woods. They are not all Agatha Christie - there are some Joan Fleming ones too.
There will be some there you are familiar with, but quite a number that I've never seen before. Prepare to be amazed at his creativity and daring.