Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, posts a photo (this week by Lisa's daughter, Christina Claro) to serve as inspiration to writer-bloggers.
We are invited to imagine the photo as the front cover of a book, and to then write a maximum 150-word "blurb" for the back cover, to convince browsers to become buyers immediately.
Here is my submission for this week: a blurb for an Inspector Inverleith book by the inimitable Minnie Cooper.
LEAVES ON STEPS
Seldom did the tide on the Thames rise as high as the top set of steps, but there was sea-growth along the sides to prove it did, sometimes. Just before an upcoming record high tide, someone killed Kitty Kelly, and left her body on the top of the lower stairs.
In came the irrevocable waters, and away went Kitty Kelly, but not before someone had phoned the police to report seeing her body.
Inspector Inverleith was assigned the case, and the difficult job of finding out who killed her. Her ex-lover? Her present lover? Her angry father? Or the young man who looked so much like her, who had been abandoned as a newborn at the Thameside Church across the street?
What kind of mother, wondered the paparazzi, has a baby and leaves him—on the steps?
Posted for Lisa Ricard Claro’s
Book Blurb Friday
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