(This post was borrowed from the Cozy Chicks blog.)
And so I'm chugging along on my next Booktown Mystery which is currently titled: Booktown Mystery #8.
Okay, I admit it. I suck when it comes to titles. (However, I do pick perfect names for cats. This is Fred. Doesn't that name just suit him to a T?)
It appears that my publisher doesn't care if titles match the story or not. (Why else would we have Chapter & Hearse as the title for #4 in the series?) They like something that is bookish and crime-ish. They really liked Sentenced to Death because it was wordy/bookish and mystery in three little words. (Thank you, Michele Fowler for that great title. Michele became a character in the book, and I have no plans to abandon her in future stories.)
So ... I need a title, and you guys are so good at it I hope you'll help me out.
It needs to have a great catchy "wordy" word (that has to do with writing ... as in Sentenced to Death) and it has to relate to crime. (Sorry, Poisoned by a Preposition won't work in this case because the victim was squashed like a bug ... but something in that vein would work if the victim wasn't squashed like a bug.)
deadline is January 15th, and I'll announce the winner on January 18th.
PLEASE DON'T PUT YOUR ENTRY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST -- send them to contest @ LornaBarrett.com (and remember to close up those spaces in the email address). Please add your snail mail address in your entry so I have a place to send the prize.