Agatha Christie Book Covers
Fun project to honor Agatha Christie’s 40th Anniversary of her death.
Growing up with a love of the detective sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, some of my favorite memories were watching Agatha Christie movies inspired by the books my mother and I sought out at the library.
This was my way to honor both Agatha Christie’s memory, and thank my mom for introducing me to my love of the murder mystery genre.
The ABC Murders
The ABC Murders is a surprising novel tackling the modern figure of the serial killer and the psychology behind it.
There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet – and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident – but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal mistake.
A wealthy Greek businessman is found dead at his London home… The Leonides were one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That was until the head of the household, Aristide, was murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiance of the late millionaire’s young granddaughter…
The Seven Dials Mystery
Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences.
For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words ‘Seven Dials’ were to take on a new and chilling significance.
At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer.
Cover images made with both Photoshop and Illustrator, while book covers laid out in InDesign.