Monday, June 22, 2015

TRIGGER MORTIS cover art tweaks

You might have noticed that the cover art on Amazon for Anthony Horowitz's new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, has undergone a bit of change. As you can see from the comparison below, "A James Bond Novel" has been dropped in favor of just "James Bond," and the main title is now orange with the author's name in black. What gives?

Trigger Mortis original art (left) and current online cover (right).

I'm told that Orion is simply experimenting with different approaches as the final cover is not yet entirely set. Proof editions sent out earlier this month used the original design. I'll be curious to see if this new design turns out to be closer to the final cover. Or maybe the book will be released with more than one design? Collectors, start your engines!

Trigger Mortis is based in part on unpublished Ian Fleming material. It will be released on September 8, 2015 in both the U.S. and UK.


  1. The proof you posted pictures of didn't use the original design! It was somewhere in the middle, with the same orange and black, but without "A James Bond Novel." That's too bad. I like "A James Bond Novel." James Bond isn't an author!

    1. Ah, yes, you're quite right! I hadn't noticed that. Thanks.

    2. With Tanner on this: "A James Bond Novel" sounds nice and formal. JAMES BOND above TRIGGER MORTIS is an awful combination, suggesting almost a parody...

      Not good

  2. I prefer the one on the left as well...


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