The Alternative Bryant & May

Reading & Writing

I love the UK Bryant & May covers, but in the early stages we lost our original artist, who suddenly retired after the first beautiful cover for ‘Full Dark House’. Consequently, ‘The Water Room’ had an odd hardback visual that didn’t work, and the paperback became known as ‘the Simpsons cover’ because for some peculiar reason, the detectives were bright yellow.

Keith Page has been working on a series of alternative book covers that reimagine the novels, and has now very kindly provided me with a full set to date. We hope to include them in the Bryant & May graphic novel, if and when we ever find a buyer! (Don’t worry, I’ll make it happen one way or another). I had to miss out ’10 Second Staircase’ below because of size restrictions, but I think it’s a striking set. Enlarge by clicking on them.

5 comments on “The Alternative Bryant & May”

  1. Cid says:


  2. J. Folgard says:

    My first B&M mystery was ‘Seventy Seven Clocks’, and the illustration you posted earlier would have made me even more intrigued before I actually read it. This is a wonderful set!

  3. J F Norris says:

    I particularly like THE WHITE CORRIDOR and …ON THE LOOSE. OH! and SEVENTY-SEVEN CLOCKS in the previous post is a corker.

  4. andrea yang says:

    thanks for sharing the art! Just as I have pictured them in my head!

  5. Helen Martin says:

    I really like these, although the current Memory of Blood is very apt. This one is a little more in your face than the others in this group.

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