Book cover. Circa 1939, yet perhaps incorporating a 20s style. Option 1: Fanned playing cards, from left to right: Queen, early twenties, reasonably attractive, grieving, brown hair, profile facing Jack. Jack, the Unlucky One, light brown/dirty blonde hair, also mid-twenties, facing viewer with a worried, defeated, unlucky expression, holding a doctor's black bag. King: profile facing left, mid-twenties, redhead, wearing a greatcoat and holding a revolver. Between Jack and the King is the Joker, perhaps a little raised, of a discreetly naked girl with blue/black hair and white skin, looking at Jack or viewer with a "head-over-heels in love" expression, Back cover: the Ace: Inspector, mid-sixties, seamed face, wearing a worn broad-brimmed hat, a sandy mustache sprinkled with white and attempting with marginal success towards handlebars -- leaving room for text as described below, ISBN barcode and publisher. Incorporating a background image spanning front and back covers of the profile of a 1934 Packard would be a nice touch.... Option 2: Wooden bridge in falling-apart condition in the moonlight, the discreetly naked blue/black haired, white-skinned young girl on the right and standing on the gravel road just past the bridge and facing Jack. She is crying and possibly reaching for Jack, but fear prevents her from going onto the bridge. Jack is on the bridge and moving quickly (at a run?) towards her, holding a handsaw and wearing a button down shirt, trousers, dress shoes. Junipers, aspens, mountains in the distance. The mood is haunting. Back cover would be the middle of the bridge, one rail splintered to suggest that a vehicle has gone over the side. Although just a portion of the bridge will be shown, the bridge is about fifty feet high and spans a gorge the same depth. If you have an idea divergent from those listed, yet encapsulates the general concept of one Very Unlucky Guy, and makes us lunge for the book, then I'm interested.