Shown above are the original rectangular device with the TIME Magazine pull quote from the back cover of the Bantam book, the slightly modified version I prepared for the Crippen & Landru trade paperback, and the one for the limited edition hardcover. Doug Greene felt it was important to indicate that the hardcover was a limited edition, and I was pleased to include the word "hardcover" to help maintain something of a parallel to the original "hard-boiled" from the 1955 paperback. With any homage, parody, or satire, the closer you mimic the original, the more effective the end result.