post about the covers of James R. Benn's Billy Boyle novels
in this space last year generated a lively discussion of art, war, publishing, history and aesthetics, among other interesting subjects.
Benn, kind enough to remember that discussion, sends a new article of his own about the cover of his latest book
, A Mortal Terror
, the sixth Billy Boyle World War II mystery.
It's good stuff, full of photos, drawings, and glimpses of how artist, author and designer thought at various stages. Like the earlier discussion, it offers a link to the wonderful Web site maintained by designer Daniel Cosgrove
enn was a member of my "Flags of Terror" panel at Bouchercon 2010, which makes this an appropriate time to mention that Bouchercon 2011
approaches rapidly. This year's conference happens a month earlier than usual — Sept. 15-18 — and if anyone wants to hold Bouchercons every eleven months instead of every year, I won't complain. Visit the Bouchercon Web site
for information, and I'll see you in St. Louis.
© Peter Rozovsky 2011
Labels: Bouchercon, Bouchercon 2011, covers, James R. Benn, military mysteries, miscellaneous