Thanks to some pretty amazing covers, I have found some of the most extraordinary storytellers I have ever read! On a cover, you can get the feel of what the book is about, the characters you might be meeting and the setting that the author is possibly going to try to introduce you to.
In the case of the cozy mystery, you might even get some clues as to where the murder takes place or the murder weapon! I really enjoy it when I place clues on the cover. I could sit and look at a cover, analyzing it, for hours.
SHOW ME SOME COVERS!
Post some of your favorite covers that have helped you to discover some of your favorite writers. What is it about the cover that caught your eye and did it help you understand anything extra about the story from the very beginning? Or, did you just think it was a neat cover? If the cover is done by an independent artist, please let us know who drew and created it!
Here are some covers I like from ones I have read recently to ones I read when I was much younger….