As a first step in this direction, I'm asking for your input. I have four draft designs for the cover of Marcie's Murder and I'd like to know what you think about them. Read the description of the novel below, take a look at the four draft designs, and leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which one you like and why. Or, if you don't like any of them, tell me to send the graphic designer back to the drawing board! As always, I appreciate your input.
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Now, down to business!
Marcie's Murder: Description
Homicide Lieutenant Hank Donaghue is on a much-needed vacation when he stops overnight in the small town of Harmony, Virginia. He checks into a motel and spends half an hour in a nearby bar before heading back to his room. In the middle of the night the local police kick down his door, drag him out of bed, give him a brutal beating and lock him up in a cell, accusing him of the murder of a woman found strangled behind the bar not long after Hank returned to his motel room. The victim, he learns, is the wife of the chief of police.
An eyewitness swears he saw Hank coming from the back of the bar not long before the body was discovered, and the chief of police is determined that Hank will pay for his wife's murder. When he finally is allowed to make his phone call, Hank dials the number of the one person he knows can help clear his name: Detective Karen Stainer.
What follows is a rollercoaster ride through southwestern Virginia as Hank and Karen track down a series of suspects, including the abbot of a local monastery who looks a lot like Hank, the victim's illicit lover, and the chief of police himself!
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