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0318 Gold wirft blutige Schatten

July 7, 2012
  • Title: Gold wirft blutige Schatten
  • English Title: Gold Casts a Bloody Shadow
  • Canon: A Deadly Shade of Gold
  • Language: German
  • Country: Germany
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1966
  • Publisher: Heyne
  • Collection: Heyne-Bücher
  • Collection #: 1199
  • Cover Artist: Ron Lesser, John McDermott


This German edition of Gold is really just a re-arrangement of the original Gold Medal cover, albeit this is a more pleasing composition. It’s unusual for a foreign edition in that it not only uses Ron Lesser’s original artwork, but also John McDermott’s iconic Travis McGee image.

I find it interesting that the title is similar but slightly different than the English title. I wonder if the original title did not translate well into German. Actually, Schatten can be translated as either “shade” or “shadow”, but I suspect that it is “shade” in the sense of “in a shadow” rather than the shade of a color. Perhaps a native German speaker could give his or her opinion.


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