Day 26 April A to Z Challenge my theme is characters from books I’ve read plus some audience participation.
Letter Z is for Joss Zebediah from Yesterday’s News by Sam Cheever
Yesterday’s News is a fun cosy mystery with a couple of great ghosts. Anna Yesterday owns an antique shop in small town Crocker Indiana. Two resident ghosts are linked with the shop and their dialogue is superb. Language from yester-year with a full glossary of words at the beginning make their colloquialisms amply fit their characters. For instance;
“The boy’s a grafter. He’ll hornswoggle ya faster’n I can spit tobacco into that pan over there”
The storyline follows the discovery of an old newspaper story, which has been covered up by the townsfolk and when Anna begins some sleuthing to find out the truth she upsets more than one local. It’s not just the ghosts that appealed to me, there is Pierce an autistic young man and I was rather taken by Mrs Baker’s fierce family loyalty and hard working beliefs.
With the help of ex-cop Pratt Davies, Anna digs deep into Crocker’s past and exposes a dirty tale that many would rather forget. A well written story which left me smiling, sign me up for more.
For my audience participation I’m asking readers to create book titles using the letter Z for the picture below.
A book title and cover picture can often make or break a book sale. Is a book cover eye-catching? Does the book title appeal to the reader?
Have fun creating book titles from my own pictures, you might even think about a genre they could fit.
Leave your answers in the comments below and I’ll choose my favourites.
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