Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Caroline Farr: Witch's Hammer

Witch's Hammer is the last of the gothic romances by Caroline Farr that I have illustrated by Allan Kass. March 1967 is the printing date for this book.

Samantha Crawford travels to Witch's Hammer, home of the stage idol Peter Castellano, to write his memoirs. She and photographer, Richard Mansfield, soon realize that evil inhabits the castle in Maine!

Allan Kass illustrates our heroine from a ledge outside of an iron doorway. We wonder if she is trapped there? This cover is interesting since we see no landscaping or castle in the background, but an up close picture of our heroine in distress. I like the purple light of the castle wall exterior that echo the color of her gown.

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