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0329 The Long Lavender Look

July 27, 2012
  • Title: The Long Lavender Look
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1985
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 12965-9
  • ISBN-10: 0449129659
  • ISBN-13: 9780449129654
  • Cover Price: $3.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis William Schmidt
  • Author of: Cinnamon Skin

Curious. This cover is obviously a member of the Travis McGee “double” series, where a reasonably large main illustration at the bottom is paired with a smaller related companion illustration in the upper left, like this one, but in this case there is no companion illustration. Lazy artist? Editor’s goof? Intentional pattern breaking? Alas, we shall never know. Many of these “double” covers were drawn by William Schmidt, but I can’t confirm this one.

Update (07/28/2012): I never would have thought it. Steve Scott says that Shine says this was done by Robert McGinnis.

Update (09/25/2013): Yikes! Steve Scott was … um … how do I say this? … wrong. Shine says it was done by Schmidt.

There are at least four versions of this particular cover, but even all that repetition can’t make me think of a scene from the book that involves a birthday cake, let alone one that is dripping blood. Perhaps a reader who still has functioning synapses could remind us all.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 27, 2012 5:45 pm

    According to Shine, this is McGinnis.

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