For various crazy reasons, we completely missed wishing a happy second birthday to J. Kingston Pierce’s Killer Covers blog. Pierce, who is editor of The Rap Sheet and senior editor here at January, has a passion for terrific cover art, as almost anyone who reads either January or The Rap Sheet already knows. Like so many of the projects Pierce has involved himself with, Killer Covers began from a place of passion. As Pierce says:
It was all my own damn fault, of course: I was interested in discovering and writing more about the authors and artists whose work I displayed. I didn’t want to simply compose extended captions about each book face, or put up the book covers without any explanation, the way several other blogs already do.
Killer Covers has evolved into an exploration and celebration of great crime fiction covers. Congratulations, Pierce! And thanks for creating this terrific resource. Killer Covers’ birthday post is here.