In the comment he left to my Cover Gallery post for paperback artist Darcy (who turned out to be pulp artist Ernest Chiriacka), Juri Nummelin admitted being a known leg-man.

   Juri, This may not be exactly what you meant, but when I saw this rendition of Nancy Bush’s heroine Jane Kelly, I immediately thought of you.

   The artist is not identified, but in terms of catching a would-be buyer’s eye, or at least mine, the cover is yet another example where simpler is better.

Nancy Bush: Electric Blue

KENSINGTON. Paperback reprint, September 2007; hardcover edition: October 2006. [The same artwork is used on each.]

      From the back cover:

Some days are just weird city.

Take today. Jane Kelly, thirtysomething ex-bartender, current process server, and owner of The Binkster, a pug, is dutifully putting in slave-labor hours working for Dwayne Durbin, local “information specialist” (i.e., private investigator), and on the road to becoming a P.I. herself. Next thing she knows, she’s socializing with the Purcells, a rich, eccentric family with a penchant for going crazy and/or dying in spectacularly mysterious ways.

From what Jane can tell, the Purcells all want Orchid Purcell’s money. And when Orchid turns up in a pool of blood, the free-for-all has just begun. Then when Jane finds a second body, it seems weird city is about to get even weirder … and a bit more deadly.

In her second smash outing, Nancy Bush’s wickedly funny heroine, Jane Kelly, proves herself a worthy successor to Stephanie Plum, but with a wit, style, and dog that are definitely all her own.

“With her clever ability to handle the zaniest
of life’s circumstances, Jane won’t
disappoint readers.”
Publishers Weekly