Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Inside Job

Part-time writer and bookseller J.F. “John” Norris has remarked often in his blog, Pretty Sinister Books, on the dust covers of vintage crime novels. Lately, though, he’s begun also posting about the interior illustrations to be found in older volumes. I was particularly interested to read his piece about prolific American-born artist Cyrus Cuneo (1878-1916), who at one point illustrated a collection of short stories about literature's most famous gentleman thief, A.J. Raffles. But his “Drawing on the Past” series has looked back as well on works by Frederick C. Yohn, Arthur I. Keller, Gordon Ross, and others.

You can, and should, keep up with Norris’ interior art posts here.

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