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DOROTHY SAYERS
Murder Must
Advertise   1979

The Art Director at Hearst Publications asked me to create a new set of 15 covers for their series of Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. My concept for the series was to create 15 “mystery paintings.” As each fan had their own idea of what Lord Peter looked like, I decided never to show a person’s face unless they were dead. Also, I would include clues to the murder in each cover that would only make sense when one finished reading the book. As it ended up, I only showed one dead face, the rest was the mystery of objects.

Watercolor, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, on cold-pressed board.

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