Friday Face Off : noir detective

Posted On 3 September 2021

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Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future’s themes are listed below – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.

This week’s theme:

1920s feel, noir detective

I literally have no idea what I wa thinking this week so I went with a series that I started, enjoyed, but unfortunately didn’t find time to continue.  The Ray Electromatic Mysteries by Adam Christopher:

I’ve updated the list now to include themes for next year.  If you know of an event that’s coming up let me know and I’ll try and include covers that work for the event itself so that you can link up to the Friday Face Off and, as always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.  Also, I would just mention that it’s very possible that some of these might be repeats from previous FFOs although I have tried to invent more ‘open ended’ prompt that can be interpreted differently and also prompts that relate to emotions.  Finally, don’t struggle with any of these, this is meant to be a fun way of highlighting books.  If you can’t come up with a book you think fits for a particular week use a freebie – perhaps a recent read for example:

Next Week :’m Henry the Eighth I am – let’s look at Kings or other Emperors/rulers


September (RIP event)

10th – I’m Henry the Eighth I am – let’s look at Kings or other Emperors/rulers

17th – Books with ‘Murder’ in the title

24th – A favourite thriller


1st – A Halloween read

8th – Chills – anything at all that almost makes you too scared to pick up the book (your own pet hate)

15th – Your favourite book of magic

22nd – Books with ‘Queen’ in the title

29th – Must be gothic

November – Sci Fi Month

5th – Your earliest sci-fi read or the first sci-fi you reviewed

12th – A book with ‘star’ in the title

19th – Futuristic vista

26th – A Black Hole – in the universe or going deep into the ground


3rd – Windswept, the classic figure, stood majestically, with wind blowing out in a fetching way

10th – A fairytale retold

17th – Winter Solstice approaching – anything cold and seasonal

24th – All things fire – red hair, red covers, fire breathing dragons, simply fire?

31st – What’s your catnip – if it’s on a cover you have to pick it up


4 Responses to “Friday Face Off : noir detective”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh this is a great one! I had forgotten how many books were in the series, great idea o compare them all. I adore the art style, it’s perfect for the theme.

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I read the first book in this series and found it both fun and intriguing: your post just reminded me of *another* series that I should remember to move forward in… 🙂

  3. Tammy

    This was actually the first book that popped into my head! Great choice, I can’t pick a favorite, though😁

  4. Lexlingua

    Another really inspired topic today! Noir always makes me think of Bogart somehow. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of Adam Christopher before, but those covers are fascinating. I think I like the third one best, a bit less murderous than the rest.

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