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0419 Mord in karmesinrot

May 6, 2013
0419 Free Fall in Crimson 622
  • Title: Mord in karmesinrot
  • English Title: Murder in Crimson
  • Canon: Free Fall in Crimson
  • Language: German
  • Country: West Germany
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1982
  • Publisher: Heyne
  • Collection: Blaue Krimis
  • Collection #: 1998
  • ISBN-10: 3453106016
  • ISBN-13: 9783453106017
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

Image courtesy of the John D. MacDonald Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Yep, this is just how I think Travis McGee looks. Fedora? Check. Trench coat? Check. Beard? Check. Cheap sunglasses? Check. Cheesy grin? Of course.

There’s just one thing. Is he shown being reflected in a glass-fronted antique medicine cabinet? If so, why is there a chain link fence in the background? Maybe we’re seeing him peeping through a decrepit door or window, which explains the fence but fails to account for his trench coat being on this side of the mullion.

No wonder the artist failed to sign his work.

 

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