La Detective

My Italian publisher, Mondadori, just sent me the cover for their edition of Spy, which will be published in March. Its title is La Detective. Note how artificially calm I sound, in these few sentences.

La Detective, published by Mondadori

La Detective, published by Mondadori

Here’s the full dust jacket:

La Detective, full dust jacket

And now, the truth: I screamed like a girly-girl when I saw this. I can’t get over it. I love the use of period photographs, the wrought-iron ornamentation around the title, the flash of pink. If I were in the mood to cavil, I’d point out that Mary never, ever uses a gun – but what the hell. It’s not as though a handkerchief or a pen would be a good substitute.

God, it’s exquisite.

Sigh.

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12 Responses to “La Detective”

  1. Steph Burgis says:

    Eeee!!! That is SO beautiful!!

  2. Colleen says:

    That cover is absolutely gorgeous. I would have screamed too!

  3. Admin says:

    Thank you, both of you!

  4. Sarah says:

    You really have the best covers! I love the UK and the US covers and this one is amazing as well. I can’t wait to read your book.

  5. MelodyJ says:

    I love all the covers. This one is no exception. Very nice. I was wondering about the gun too. Oh well creative lincence is not so bad.

  6. Admin says:

    Thanks, Melody!

  7. So pretty! I bet it’d look gorgeous on my bookshelf next to my US copy! :)

  8. Ying says:

    Thanks, Sara! Do you speak/read Italian?

  9. Valentina says:

    Hi from Italy!
    Just finish the italian book La Detective!
    I’m exited!
    It is wonderful!
    I really loved Mary, she is a very fine detective and a smart girl! And then James… ahhh love love… :)

  10. Ying says:

    Thank you, Valentina! I’m so glad you enjoyed La Detective. I think the sequel should be out soon.

  11. Enrico says:

    the cover has been realized by Iacopo Bruno. I can’t wait for the secont book! There are some news about it?

  12. Ying says:

    Thank you for telling me the artist’s name, Enrico! I didn’t know. I’m hoping for news soon about the second book and will post as soon as I have a publication date. Thanks for stopping by!

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