Monday, November 18, 2013

Rose Palmer: One Solitary Twilight

August 1971 is the publication date for Rose Palmer's One Solitary Twilight. This is a Signet contemporary mystery novel about a girl named Polly who use an astrologer to find the murderer of a tenant in Polly's building.

This is an unusual cover for Allan Kass but typical of mysteries and gothics of that date. He gives us a combined illustration of our heroine, the apartment building and the moon. A few other earlier works of his have this same design.


  1. Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for putting all this terrific artwork online. You continue to do so in a (seeming) vacuum of little or no feedback, & I just wanted you to know that (at least from this subscriber) it's appreciated.

  2. Thanks for your kind words. It's been a source of frustration that not much is found online about the great paperback illustrators.

    I hope by this blog to create awareness for Allan Kass's work and to encourage others to do the same with other illustrators. I would hate to see this artwork disappear without recognition.

  3. Here, here! I have my own personal favorite (Gino D'Achille) who's paperback (and general illustration) material I have been collecting for years, maybe one day I'll find the time to get all that stuff scanned & online.

    Thanks again.