Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hooks Hits: Alexander’s Greats

Part of a series saluting artist-illustrator Mitchell Hooks.

Between 1954 and 1959, New York City author and newspaper horse-racing editor David Alexander published eight mystery novels starring Bart Hardin, described by The Thrilling Detective Web Site as “the rambling, gambling two-fisted editor of The Broadway Times.” Mitchell Hooks painted covers for the Bantam paperback editions of at least two of those works, featured below: Die Little Goose (1957) and The Murder of Whistler’s Brother (1957). He also created the front for an Alexander one-off, Murder Points a Finger (1955).

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