Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Blurb Friday - May 20

Lisa Ricard Claro has given us a tough one this week thanks to Sandra Davies' photo. Book Blurb Friday requires that we "write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book." Whether or not I've done that is up to you.

Brass Knuckles

Woodland Hills has had an interesting crime log lately. A rash of burglaries has taken place throughout the area. The only things stolen have been musical instruments…brass instruments. So, when local artist, Phillip Sousa, is found dead in his studio full of brass sculptures along with a French horn, police think they’ve solved the burglary case. But, have they? The set of brass knuckles lying next to the body says something else to local PI, Rick Tracy. Phil was his friend and “he was no burglar”, Rick tells investigators just before being forced to leave the scene.

Are the two crimes coincidental? Or is there a connection? Rick plans to find out, whether the law wants him to or not.

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Blogger Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Wendy,

What a great story! I like how the local cops want to wrap it up, but how Rick wants to delve deeper (Rick Tracy is a great name btw).

I look forward to reading more ...

Kathy M.

May 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Sandra Davies said...

Yes indeed - mate aiming to outwit the officials is always a winner and this has the potential for some interesting slants on the subject too. Definitely like Phil Sousa as a name - very clever.

May 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hi Wendy - I love the names you used, and that Sousa's friend believes in him enough to launch his own investigation. This sounds like a great mystery/thriller. I'm in!

May 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Phillip Sousa and Rick Tracy — wonderful, Wendy!
A coincidence or unconnected? We'll have to read the book to find out!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

May 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger jabblog said...

This sounds like a meaty tale. Rick's got his work cut out for him.

May 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Dorothy Evans said...

Love the title and the tie-in to both the instruments and the clue!

May 21, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Sounds really interesting. You said it was a tough one, but it didn't sound like you had a hard time writing it!

May 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Susan Fobes said...

I enjoy a good mystery, and this is it! Nicely done.

May 22, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I too like the mystery angle with the friendship twist!

May 25, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger SJerZGirl said...

Thanks, everyone. I've been so busy this week or I'd have thanked you all sooner.

May 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

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