I have recently moved home, to a sweet little flat in Greenwich. Too sweet. It needs some blood on the walls, and by that I mean some decent crime fiction posters to give the chintz an edge. With the new wave in typography wall art, I expected to be picking through pages of beautifully illustrated crime quotes and covers. It seems, however, that detective fiction has been somehow left out of this lucrative loop. So here’s a wishful post of genius crime fiction covers and art I would happily have adorning my home. Print, frame and sell them to me somebody, please.
From left to right: Crime novel by Lillian Bergquist and Irving Moore, published in the UK by Sampson Low in 1949. Set in Los Angeles, California (source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamie179); Raymond Chandler quote by Ben Newman (source: http://benhasapencil.blogspot.co.uk); crime fiction cover art by Robert McGinnis (source http://fantasy-ink.blogspot.co.uk); The New York Trilogy cover, by Paul Auster (source: http://ffffound.com); Cold Shot to the Heart, Wallace Stroby, Minotaur Books; Helen Grant, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden.