Saturday, 6 October 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday (25)

Shelf Candy Saturday is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Maria at A Night's Dream of Books where each Saturday bloggers defy the saying "never judge a book by its cover" and showcase one that really catches their eye. Covers play a huge role in the books I choose so it's great to have the opportunity to showcase the pretties :)

My shelf candy for this week is the Hallowe'en Part by Agatha Christie.

Halloween Party Agatha Christie

At a Hallowe'en party, Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself. But unmasking the killer proves more daunting than bobbing for apples.

Halloween is my favourite holiday and I'm already getting in the spirit so I had to pick an appropriately seasonal cover. I adore the signature editions of Agatha Christie's novels as I think the signature adds a quirkiness to the books (and the covers generally rock) but this was the first I actually brought.

It really sets the scene for a Halloween story. I love how the cover is done in shades of orange and black and the simplicity of only having the clouds, moon, creepy tree and pumpkin manages to grab your attention but without giving anything away. Looking at the cover you know there will be something creepy, at night and at Halloween but it's up to the viewer to decide what.

So what's your shelf candy this week?


  1. Hi, Claire!

    Oh, this is a GREAT cover!! It has a retro look, with very simple, yet very effective, design. The color combination, along with the signature, give it a bold visual appeal. I totally agree with you regarding the signature -- it gives the cover that extra something, which you call quirkiness, that makes it REALLY stand out!

    Since I've never read any of Agatha Christie's novels, I think I might very well start off with this one, just because of that cover!

    Thanks for featuring this book, and for participating in "Shelf Candy Saturday"!! : )

    1. Thanks for stopping by Maria :) I saw a TV adaptation of Halloween Party and then went and picked up this edition specifically for the cover!


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