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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: dumpster photo


Banned in Boston

No sooner had Molly Cawdle’s new book been delivered from the publisher’s warehouse to the addresses on the list, than a whole shipping carton of the books turned up in a dumpster behind Bonnie’s Bookstore in Boston. Under the carton lay a corpse, determined to be...not Bonnie’s body!
To whom did the body belong? Was the newly-painted graffiti on the end of the dumpster a clue to the corpse’s identity?
Bonnie didn’t know, and the Boston PD didn’t believe her. Although they found nothing to connect her store with the body, the police closed it, declaring it part of the crime scene, banning Bonnie entry into her own premises.
Bonnie took the money she had intended to pay the publisher for the books, and gave it to private investigator Duke Newcombe as an advance, asking him to find out why she had found herself banned in Boston.
149 words
wherein Lisa Ricard Claro, of Writing in the Buff, supplies a photo (this week by her son Joseph Claro) and invites us to imagine a book by an equally imaginary author, then write a "blurb" for the back of the book to convince readers to buy it. We must do this in 150 words or less, using the supplied photo as a prompt.

8 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a delightful read this would be! First, I'd read anything by an author named Molly Cawdle (hehe...) and the mystery combined with the plot of BBBiB (Bonnie being banned in Boston---nice alliteration you've peppered in there)is a great hook. Love it!

Susan Fobes said...

First the name...very funny! And the poor author-the death of her books is certainly a tragedy.

Kay L. Davies said...

@Lisa — You found me out. Alliteration is my fatal flaw.
— K

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Susan — Authors' names are half the fun.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kay, this is great! I would love to read it. Hey, is that your hubby flying that plane? No wonder you guys get to go to so many cool places for vacation.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kathy M.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Kathy — I wish! No, my husband can't fly. We have to travel the oldfashioned way, with other pilots.
— K

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Molly Cawdle...lol

This could be a real book - why not write it?

Calico Crazy said...

I'd read this, I love a good murder mystery and there seem to be so many layers to this one.