Donna Huston Murray's 8 cozy mysteries feature a woman much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife who loves to solve problems. FINAL ARRANGEMENTS achieved #1 on the Kindle-store Mystery list and #1 for Female Sleuths. The first in Murray’s new mystery/suspense series, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, garnered Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
Descripción del libro
A lighthearted amateur sleuth working on her newlywed daughter's house is challenged to resolve serious wrongdoings in the neighborhood, including attempted murder and abuse. 8th in my mystery series initially categorized as "cozy, this one might be better described as a "mystery with humor."
Público al que se apunta
Mystery fans of both genders, especially female readers age 30 and up.
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
Diseño de inspiración
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
FOR BETTER OR WORSE is a mystery with a lighthearted female main character and increasingly serious subject matter. The challenge for the cover, as it see it, will be to convey first that it’s a mystery (the 8th in my “cozy” series, which means amateur detective and minimal violence), and second that it has a hint of humor. Three crimes, including spousal abuse and attempted murder, are referenced within 2 plots. The locations are suburban Philadelphia neighborhoods, the main plot featuring Victorian houses, one in disrepair. Please check out the attached excerpts to get a feel for the balance needed. The green "birder" cover sample I’m attaching suggests both humor and mystery to me; but it’s just the impression I’m after, not the literal look. I like the Louise Penny cover, too, but she’s a known commodity in mysteries. Perhaps emphasizing the “worse” part of FOR BETTER OR WORSE would help clarify that this is not a romance novel. I’ll attach 2 covers from my series that seem to work okay, others need replacement. I need a front cover for both an ebook and 5 X 8 paperback, back cover copy pending.
Lo que debe evitarse
Strongly dislike cartoony covers.
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