This book just came out and I know next to nothing about this author. But you know what? I'm going to have to get it. Partially because it's a YA historical mystery, and I'm into those right now. But mostly because I'm a book cover floozy. And I'm in LOVE with this cover design. Sleek, classy, evocative.
Great covers are like great stories: timeless. This is the kind of cover I'd frame and hang as artistic statement on my wall.