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Everyone knows I'm completely obsessed with the UK. "US vs. UK" was created by Jenny fromWondrous Reads and it compares covers from books released in the two countries. Today is a mystery series theme.
The first comparison is The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. The US cover has gold script with a silky navy blue background. Very bland. The UK cover has white script with a black and red background. It's more striking and mysterious. It's no question about which cover I like better: UK wins this round.
Total: US 8, UK 7
The second comparison is A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. The US cover is simple with a green background and large A. The UK cover is dark with a large A and a burnt orange object I can't figure out. Sometimes less is better. The US wins this round.
Total: US 9, UK 7
The third comparison is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The US cover has black letters with a yellow background. If you look closely, you can make out a dragon tattoo. The UK cover shows a bare back woman with a clear dragon tattoo. It is obvious and true to the book title. If I were browsing the bookstore shelves, the UK version would grab my attention first. (FYI: The other two covers of the Millenium Trilogy are the same style in both countries.)