Sharing Saturday Fifteen

It is the fifteenth week of Sharing Saturday!  Today I will be revealing the introduction to an evaluation essay I wrote called The Oracular Secrets of Mystery Covers.  The essay is evaluating the cover of Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo. Without further ado…

Image result for stalking jack the ripperA book cover is a story, a preview, a glimpse into the secrets held in the book’s pages.  The color, design, title, and imagery draw a reader into a timeless tale. The cover promises that a certain tale will be told of today; one full of intrigue, danger, and gruesome stories of the dead.  Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo will take the reader on an unforgettable journey, but before the reader even begins the book he or she is drawn in by the cover.  A mystery cover that tells of abstruse innuendos through symbolism, color, and the title is a successful cover. A book cover should give recherché hints about what is to come.  Stalking Jack the Ripper excellently displays all of the qualities needed for a successful mystery cover.


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