Cover Reveal for The Gun Also Rises

Kristin 5chadler is the winner of a copy of one of my books. Kristin watch for an email from me! Thanks to all of you who entered!

It’s always exciting to see your next book up for pre-order. I’m especially excited about The Gun Also Rises because it uses a real bit of history as part of the plot. But more on that on another day.


Here’s the blurb for the book:

A wealthy widow has asked Sarah Winston to sell her massive collection of mysteries through her garage sale business. While sorting through piles of books stashed in the woman’s attic, Sarah is amazed to discover a case of lost Hemingway stories, stolen from a train in Paris back in 1922. How did they end up in Belle Winthrop Granville’s attic in Ellington, Massachusetts, almost one hundred years later?

Before Sarah can get any answers, Belle is assaulted, the case is stolen, a maid is killed, and Sarah herself is dodging bullets. And when rumors spread that Belle has a limited edition of The Sun Also Rises in her house, Sarah is soon mixed up with a mobster, the fanatical League of Literary Treasure Hunters, and a hard-to-read rare book dealer. With someone willing to kill for the Hemingway, Sarah has to race to catch the culprit—or the bell may toll for her . . .

Thank you to the amazing team at Kensington for the great cover and back cover copy! And in case you missed it Kensington also did a fantastic job on Julia Henry‘s (it’s stunning) and Liz Mugavero’s (it made me laugh) new covers. Click on their names for a link to their posts. All three of our books come out on January 29, 2019! We will be celebrating here on the blog!

Readers: Fess up — do you ever buy a book based on the cover? I’m going to give away a copy of one of my books (your choice) to someone who leaves a comment!


125 Thoughts

  1. A great cover is what attracts me to a book. It’s what makes me pick up the book and read the blurb. If the blurb is as good as the cover, I will buy the book.

  2. Yes I have bought books based on the cover. Some covers look so great. I rarely do it though.

  3. I absolutely judge a book by it’s cover! This sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read it.

  4. Yes, especially if there is a dog on the cover. But if the cover is colorful or eye catching in some way, I will buy it.

  5. Yes, I have brought books by loving the cover. But, I also know . I am sure to be missing out on a lot of good reading by not being interested in the cover. That’s why the Wicked Cozy Authors sharing about their books to me is so important! Thank you!!!

  6. Cozy books especially have great covers and titles so the attract the readers. So, if the blurb is also enticing, I will buy it.

  7. Granville’s Attic? I have to give you more name choices. Ellington, Ma. Here’s one, Pomfret.

  8. Yes, I often buy books based on the cover. Look forward to reading this book and thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Fantastic cover. Yes I admit I do buy based on covers. Our cozies have clues on the covers and I am immediately drawn in.I love this cover

  10. I wrote an article about this very topic a while back. It’s surprising how many people are drawn to the colors of the cover – without noticing the author or title first.
    Great cover! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 🙂

  11. The cover is actually the first thing i notice. I feel you can tell alot about the book from its cover!

  12. The cover helps me decide if it’s a book I’ll open up. First the title, then the cover, followed by the blurb, then I open to the middle of the book. If it holds my attention, I’ll look towards the end and read part of a page, then I get the book I handle it a lot as you can see, before it becomes mine for the TBR bookshelf.

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