My cover story

I’ve been playing around with ideas for a cover for the second Inspector James Given novel – this is, of course, a delightful avoidance of doing any actual writing. It’s taken me into new bits of software – or should I say ‘apps’ now – like Scribus, and a free images website called Pixabay.

The four on my shortlist are above and I’d welcome thoughts on which one you might go for if you were looking on the crime shelves of your local bookshop, or Amazon. Drop me a note with preferences for A, B, C or D – I’d be most grateful. The main variations are the image (greyscale or muted colour) and the position of the text.

If you’d like to read a sample, to get you in the mood, have a look here.

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