Friday 25 March 2011

Book Blurb Friday #4 Humpty Dumpty Sat On The Wall

 This meme is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro at ‘Writing in the Buff’ J

 Each week she posts a photo that could be the cover of a book. The aim is to:
‘Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.’

Here is this week's photo followed by a possible blurb. Click here or on the icon for more blurbs.

Image copyright Kathy Matthews

A dimly lit corridor, endless and drab, panelled doors on either side – who would have thought this unremarkable setting would see such unparalleled violence?

Marcus Fielding arrives on the scene to investigate what the papers are calling ‘the crime of the century.’ What he uncovers is more shocking and far-reaching than anyone could imagine, putting at stake the political stability of the country.

As Marcus peels back the layers of deception and corruption his own life is endangered. Just as it seems that things cannot get any worse a desperate phone call from his estranged wife chills his very soul. Their small daughter is missing!

Is her disappearance a dreadful coincidence or is it connected with Fielding’s investigation?

(118 words, exclusive of title) 


  1. Wow! Excellent, I can't wait to read the rest of your action packed thriller!

    Kathy M.

  2. Very intriguing, I like the twist with the missing daughter, it adds to the rich storyline. Nice!

  3. It would be hard to be terribly violent in such a narrow corridor, but hey. Good luck, Fielding.

  4. There's so many investigators prowling up and down this corridor that I doubt there's room for anything else to be going on!!

    And plenty of threads to this particular tale too.

  5. I love how you connected the "unremarkable" corridor with the "unparalleled violence."

    Also, I agree with Liberal Sprinkles. The addition of the missing daughter adds to the thickness of the plot.

    Well done!

  6. You had my heart pounding and it nearly thumped out of my chest when I read of the missing child. Great suspense, mystery.

  7. Wow, that's pretty scary and I want to read more! Nice job.

  8. Just when it seemed exciting enough, you threw in the missing daughter to sweeten the pot!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful mystery/thriller. You got me with the missing daughter and the estranged wife. I like the personal angle being drawn into the investigation. Nicely done!

  10. The writing in this piece leads you in, and you can't help but follow...

  11. I'm hooked straight away into this awesome mystery/thriller! Great intrigue just in the blurb....I want to read on.

  12. Now I have to know what happens! Excellent hook and a well written blurb. I've always thought Marcus is a great name.

  13. Thrilling AND chilling! This one has promise!


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