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0207 De nacht van de maniak

January 20, 2012
  • Title: De nacht van de maniak
  • English Title: The Night of the Maniac
  • Canon: The Executioners
  • Language: Dutch
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1969
  • Publisher: Born
  • Collection: Born Detectives
  • Collection #: SP8
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

 

Normally, I like the Dutch covers, but not this one. Yeah, sure, the blood splatter motif is fine, but the man just doesn’t scare me. I realize that not everyone can be Robert Mitchum, but c’mon! “Ooo, that silk necktie looks deadly, mister!” And my scan is pretty miserable so I can’t be certain, but it sure looks like he’s holding the world’s smallest slingshot in a very threatening way.

Here‘s how it’s done, folks.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a Dutch paperback edition of Area of Suspicion, titled De ontbrekende schakel (The Missing Link), printed in 1953 by Laren.

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