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0451 The Drowner

September 21, 2013
0451 Drowner, The 497
  • Title: The Drowner
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1973 / 1974
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: M2884
  • Cover Price: $0.95
  • Cover Artist: Stanley Zuckerberg
  • Author of: Travis McGee series

 

I am in the midst of re-reading The Drowner. Not this one, but this other one. This cover was used for the 6th and 7th printings and — thank God — it uses the same outstanding Zuckerberg painting. Of course, every US edition uses it, but who cares, because this is without a doubt the best JDM cover painting there is. Bar none.

Even though the cover art is the same, the cover design isn’t. Personally I prefer the first printing linked to above because of the way the blurb runs down the page following the bubble trail and the girl’s body, although I must admit I prefer the blurb on this one: “Was it murder?”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Dan Barber permalink
    September 21, 2013 5:15 pm

    the drowner is also my favorite JDM cover art; I am very grateful for this regular reminder of JDM literary history – I shall remain a fan. Dan Barber – Lansing, Michigan

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