Friday 6 May 2011

Book Blurb Friday #10

 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 my blurb.
Image copyright Becky Povich

The Whitchun of Wellows Water
Wellows Water has been the scene of several fatalities. Local folk lore says the deaths are the work of the whitchun, an apparition intent on avenging an unlawful death a century ago.
Investigating police naturally refute this but begin to realise that all the victims are connected. As a profile of the killer is built up they become uncomfortably aware that the murderer may be one of their own. Tension is running high when an anonymous phone call alerts them to another killing scheduled to take place within twenty-four hours.
Round the clock surveillance at Wellows Water is already in place. What they do not expect to see is the whitchun. Is it a trick of the light or can the dead come back to mete out justice?
(128 words, exclusive of title)


  1. J.,

    This EXCELLENT!!! All the workings of a great supernatural mystery. I really want to read your new book.

    Hope your weekend is fantastic!

    Kathy M.

  2. Great blurb! This is full of intrigue and magic. I love it.

  3. Ooh, I'm in the queue for this! 'Whitchun' is a fabulous name, so much mystery....excellent blurb.

  4. Brilliant ... I don't know how you come up with them!

  5. So here we all are, sitting on the edges of our seats, waiting to know what the whitchun looks like.
    Ingriguing, Janice, very intriguing!
    — K

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

  6. You've got me! I want to read this. :))

  7. Jabblog,
    Great premise for a scary read! I love mysterys and this one would hold my interest! Good one!


  8. The same reply as before: your blurb would definitely make me want to read the book. So get on with it, write it!

  9. This is so cool! I love the names, and I am honestly going to have to go look up "witchun," because now you have me very curious about whether or not there is such a thing in folklore...! And that twist in the murder plot is just delightful.

  10. I love a good mystery and this is it!

  11. This will hit the best-seller list and then a movie will hit the big screen. Mysterious, scary, creepy, and lots of supernatural goings on. Yes! And now I'm wondering if the Witchun will be beautiful (played by Angelina Jolie) or hideous (the creature from Alien). I'll have to read the book and then wait for the movie to find out! Nicely done!

  12. Creepy! It sounds like a neat combination of mystery and paranormal.

  13. Wow, this sounds scary, but I'm sure I'd read on! Great job.

  14. I love mysteries and this blurb is great!

  15. Wow plenty of mystery there, I would love to know what or who the whitchun is.

  16. Ooh...a wonderfully intriguing blurb to draw us in...I would definitely have to know more! I think Lisa's right...this does scream novel and then movie. My vote would be for young Christina Ricci to play the Witchun...she has a mixture of cuteness and peculiarity that would keep people guessing.

    You could certainly turn this into a book...:)

  17. Excellent. You should write book blurbs for a living!

  18. This would be an impossible-to-put-down read...


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