|Photo by Kathy Matthews|
Each week, Lisa Ricard Claro, on her blog Writing in the Buff, posts a photo (this week by Oregon's Kathy Matthews, whose photos I always love) and challenges writer-bloggers to see the picture as the cover of a book. We must imagine what the book is about, then write a blurb of up to 150 enticing words to convince browsers to become buyers.
THE PERP'S PEEPS
by Minnie Cooper
Almost all the ivy had died off early that autumn, which was just the way Cat Ralgrub liked it. She could see just where the pipes were, see which vines were the strongest, decide on a strategy, and then she could strike.
The building might look disreputable with its bricks covered in dead vines, but Cat knew the residents came from old money, and old money meant plenty of old silver, gold, and jewels.
Author Minnie Cooper is first off the mark with a book chronicling The Great Diamond Heist of ’09, as the papers called it, and she has created a perpetrator of such great skill, and such great charm, readers will forget it’s an unsolved case, and will be rooting for the perp.
125 words not including title and author