My ideas for the Cover:
1) Cover-elements should be:
• The Title: Wes Geld Du erbst, des Tod nicht bring. (means: you should not kill the person whose money you inherit)
• My author‘s name: Martin Brütt
• The logo „Der lesende Engel“ (means “the reading angel”) (file attachment)
• The label: Birkenbrückkrimi
2) The Cover-graphic should express suspense and a touch of humor. No slapstick, not shrill.
3) Elvira should catch one’s eye on the cover. Her face should be similar to that of Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple with a similar expressive expression on her face (thoughtful, decided, threatening, surprised, scared, shocked …, example photos from the Miss-Marple-Films in file attachment).
4) The similarity of Elvira to the Miss Marple on the photos should be recognizable. But she shouldn’t be that similar that there could be problems with property rights. Important is the expressive expression on her face.
5) My ideas for the cover-graphic vary between two versions:
a) Either with background picture for Elviras face. (Examples for he kind of background pictures are in files Muster Hintergrund 1 and 2) It could for example be a mansion surrounded by roses in heathland with cloudy, dark sky.
b) Or a cover with graphics in style of the Agatha Christie novels published by the Atlantikverlag (file Muster Hintergrund 3). But less old fashioned in colour. Elviras striking face should also catch one’s eye. Other elements that come to my mind are: Max with dachshund, heath, a sheep (which could mirror the expression on Elviras face), a bottle of poison, a mansion, a blood covered last will, money, strangling hands around the neck of a blonde, middle aged woman.
c) I`m open for other Ideas for the cover design. But Elviras expressive face should be on the cover.
1. File with necessary cover elements (File Coverelemente).
2. The logo „Der lesende Engel“ (File Logo)
3. Photos of Margaret Rutherford (Rutherford 1- 7)
4. Examples for the kind of graphic on the cover (Muster Hintergrund 1-3)
The Pictures in the files are only examples for the style. I have no property rights for them. So they can not be used. Except of the living angel. "Der lesende Engel". I have the property rights for that.