Prepare yourself for a battle of good and evil unlike any you've seen. With rave reviews from Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), IndieNext List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, San Francisco Book Review, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader and more, if you haven't read Clayton Lindemuth's unique brand of literary noir, what are you waiting for?
Descripción del libro
Nick Fister's the winningest ultra-runner ever, but he's paid a price. His daughter Tuesday took her own life. His wife is sleeping with his crew chief, Floyd. And his "greatest fan" — an ex-Marine sniper — has progressed from creepy stalker to deadly menace.
Nick's chosen Death Valley's Badwater 135 as the brutal capstone to his career. When Floyd fails to show at race start, Nick begins without him — and learns shortly later Floyd was stabbed to death the night before.
Nick Fister always wins, and his relentless focus keeps him in the race. But soon the Inyo County Deputies learn about Nick's cheating wife. The troubled business partnership. The life insurance.
Did Nick murder Floyd, while queuing a psychotic sniper to take the fall?
Or is Nick Fister running for his life?
Público al que se apunta
runners and other endurance athletes, readers of crime, action adventure, rural noir. It's a very dark work, literary character arcs, but thriller pacing and structure.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Diseño de inspiración
dark, layered images
conveys the sport. Not dark enough for my book
conveys the sport, creates envy
bold, conveys the sport
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Los diseñadores eligen
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
Very open to suggestion. The cover needs to communicate that the setting is an ultramarathon in Death Valley, that the book is a murder mystery, and that the writing is literary thriller. The protagonist is a man who has given everything to being the best, and whose last race will force him to face what he has become. I have no idea how to make an exceptional cover out of that, but hope to recognize it when I see it. I like complex covers with multiple images that build separate themes into a stirring whole.
Also, the title needs to be very bold, visible from a thumbnail.
Lo que debe evitarse
Images of computer designed people who look two dimensional, stiffly walking away from the observer.
this guy looks like a desert runner. He's what Badwater 135 racers tend to look like. Would love an image like this in the cover, if available
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