Gamache Goes Abroad – Still Life

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE finds our dear Inspector in France so there’s no better place to kick off our “Gamache Goes Abroad” cover musings than en français! 

And, wow, the current U.S. cover treatment of Still Life couldn’t be any different from how our French colleagues handled the look of the book. While we opted for a subtle nod to the title — the art genre that dates back to the Egyptians — the French took a more severe route, depicting a key plot point (no spoilers, please!). It’s noteworthy that both covers feature framed imagery which could symbolize a window, or, entryway, into the series. 

What do you think? 

Which cover do you gravitate towards? 

Discussion on “Gamache Goes Abroad – Still Life

  1. Emma Jordana says:

    I like the US version.

  2. Chloe Langr says:

    Another vote for the US version!

  3. Marlene Beck says:

    I like your original version. It seems to make me srudy it closer.

  4. Marilyn Hastings says:

    American version

  5. Victoria Chase says:

    I like the US version. The colors attract me more. And it’s a bit impressionistic.

  6. Debbie says:

    I find myself drawn to the French version, maybe because it plays a part in the book!

  7. Che says:

    In this instance, the American cover grabs me.

  8. Harriet says:

    Am partial to the North American version though I do like the French also. Thank you for this new endeavor.

  9. Pat Marino says:

    The French version.

  10. Joan Flynn says:

    Definitely American version

  11. Gale Hunt says:

    I much prefer US version

  12. Cindy Kazanovicz says:

    I would like the French version better if the red was a softer color.

  13. Cynthia Fuguet Mare says:

    Although the colors in the french version pop, which is appealing, the treatment is more two-dimensional than its cousin’s. The English version has a more sophisticated layout and use of foreground. It makes use of the entire cover surface, and tells a bit of the story all on its own.

  14. Susan Huppi says:

    I have to say the American cover is my favorite. And I am always in favor of a cover that does not give too much away..just intrigues the reader!

  15. Sue Hampson says:

    French version

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