There are all sorts of ways that books wind up on my radar, and I thought I would tell you about this particular time. I do most of the work on my blog between midnight and 3 AM, but if I ever have any time left over, I work on The Poisoned Pen Bookstore's Pinterest boards.
I was busily pinning the July staff picks when I came to a screeching halt at one of Barbara Peters' choices. I looked at that cover. I got a huge smile on my face. And I laughed. Now I know that Barbara Peters does not choose her reading by looking at the book covers, but this one book cover made me decide to read a new-to-me mystery series.
What was this jaw-dropping, spend-money-inducing cover? Here, take a look....
|Available July 19th!|
It's the latest David Rosenfelt mystery, Outfoxed. I will admit that if you're not a dog lover, this cover is bound to be a big yawn for you. However, I am a dog lover, and so is Barbara Peters. Peters has a Wire-haired Fox Terrier-- just like the dog on this cover-- named Odin, and I used to have two named Tommy and Zack. (They would take me for a nightly drag around the neighborhood.)
Look at that tree-lined path. Nice place for a walk, eh? There's a man way up ahead. Does he belong to the dog? And that dog... it's almost as if he's trying to tell us to hurry up. Wire-haired Fox Terriers have personalities that are larger than life, and the person who created this book cover certainly captured that.
Rosenfelt will be appearing at The Poisoned Pen next month to sign Outfoxed. Guess who'll be buying a copy to have it autographed?
Now be honest-- does this cover appeal to you at all? Inquiring minds would love to know!
|Tommy & Zack loved the pool as much as I do.|