Same Book, Different Worlds
The US and the UK now have fully matching covers for the Bryant & May series, but they couldn’t be more different in style. Arriving on my desk this week are roughs for ‘Bryant & May Off The Rails’. The US version is the latest in a line of jolly, upbeat sketched covers whereas the UK stresses connections with the past ‘classic’ style of murder mysteries from the 1930s (The spelling mistake on the UK version changes the meaning of the title somewhat) – it’s a style influenced by old railway posters like the ones below. I imagine that which you prefer depends largely on where you are from.