Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Blurb Friday from spider web photo

Posted for  Book Blurb Friday, wherein
Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff posts a photo as inspiration and invites us to

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that
potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

To see how other writer-bloggers responded to the prompt photo, please click

The car had been abandoned for weeks and the windows and mirrors were completely iced over. Between the window and rearview mirror, a spider had meticulously woven a web which exactly reflected the pattern of the shattered windshield.

When police finally found the car and opened it, they found inside a body which exactly reflected the work of the serial killer known as Spiderman.

Would the Ontario Provincial Police be able to solve the mysterious killings, or would they need the help of the famous horsemen known to the world as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

Best-selling author Guelph Haliburton, known for his five previous OPP novels, reveals a procedural flaw in his latest work: Ingersoll Marathon. Available in bookstores and at
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Kay said...

Good gracious! I need to know! I need to read this book! :-)

Tammy said...

Oooh...just so this evil Spiderman isn't related to cute Toby McGuire! ;) I love how you repeated those reflections. Is Spiderman a bit of a narcissist?? Hmmm...Horsemen vs. Spiderman. Sounds like a very fun book!

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like the OPP have a very tangled web of clues to sort through in order to solve the crime. Your authors always have such interesting names Kay!

Sandra Davies said...

I love the idea of the web replicating the shattered windscreen, as well as the name Guelph Haliburton. Much to anticipate in this and so very well-written too.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I can picture this on Amazon...written perfectly!

Now where's the rest of the story?

Sioux said...

Procedural flaws? I am definitely intrigued.

I too liked the detail of the spider web being a mirror image of the shattered windshield.

Jo said...

Oh Kay, I wish for your imagination and wonderful writing skills. Amazing blurb. Here's to a safe journey and enjoying your family next week. Hugs for Lindy and say hi to your darling hubby who cares for her with you. (((hugs))) Jo

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Awesome blurb! Your hook is terrific, and I'd buy this in a heartbeat. You drew me in immediately with the windshield/web connection. Nice!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kay,

Wow, you really have used your imagination here! Way to go; I'd buy the book to find out what happens next.

I'm not participating this week, but should be back to normal by next Friday.

Hope you weekend is wonderful,

Kathy M.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kay: Yes! I am sure the OPP will get their "man" or "person". Definitely! Love the detective novel!

jabblog said...

Very clever blurb - and I always thought Spiderman was one of the good guys;-)

Leslie said...

hehehe... love the way you spun your web here.

Lynette Killam said...

An enticing blurb indeed, Kay...sounds like the OPP have a challenge on their hands with this wickedly clever protagonist! And I love your Ontario-inspired author's both funny and believable!

Do have a wonderful weekend...:)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

A tangled web of intrigue...but here all along I thought Spiderman was a GOOD Samaritan...little do we know! A serial killer in our midst. Love it.

Here's mine
A bit of Truth - fictionalized

Friko said...

Do spiders weave webs when windows ice over?
Or is that part of he mystery?

I need to be told, I'm fussy that way.

Susan Fobes said...

But Spiderman is good, not bad :( LOL! Nice take this week!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Kay

Love the way you "weave" the mystery. I'm sure the OPP are up to the task!
Who needs the mounties?!

Now, how to find a psycho who can train spiders?

Great blurb.


Powell River Books said...

You know what they say, they always get their man. - Margy

Grandma's Goulash said...

Nice job with this blurb. It drew me in immediately. I love serial killer mysteries. They are scarier and add a sense of real urgency to solving the crime. The web matching the cracked windshield was a wonderful touch.