Title: Seven Days Before Dying
Author: Helen Nielsen
Cover artist: R. Del Rossi
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Best things about this cover:
- The amazing detail on the shoes and socks. I would have thought this one of the more boring crime fiction covers, but I looked at the shoes and socks for a while and they're lovingly rendered, and kind of mesmerizing.
- That lady is either chasing a very clumsy thief or drunkenly stumbling through a public park, chucking her jewelry at schoolchildren for amusement.
Best things about this back cover:
- There's some blue splatters on it ... for some reason.
- You know a novel means business when it breaks out the Courier font.
Stu leaned forward and extended his right hand in a greeting that was never acknowledged, whereupon the blonde toppled forward into her drink again. By this time, she was beyond caring anyway, so Stu let her stay there.
Did I mention that Helen Nielsen's a pretty good writer. 'Cause she is.
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