As you know, I write cosy crime and am hoping to release my new cosy crime novel later this year. At present the book is done, I’m waiting for my editor and proof reader and a professional is designing a cover. However we have hit a problem. The title. The working title of the book was ‘ Missing Presumed Murdered,’ but this now seems too close to the title of another book, ‘Missing Presumed:’ by Susie Steiner which is a Richard and Judy book, no less, and doing very well. So it seems like it’s back to the drawing board.
I spent some time today looking at crime title generators online. They are the sort where you type in key information about the book and a list is devised So far these have generated:
- The Search for Saffy
- Schoolgirl, missing
- Missing in Millfield
- Missing or Murdered
- The Dark Street ( curious this one)
- Pirates or Turtles (don’t ask)
- Mindfield ( in a way I quite like this, the protagonist is a psychologist)
There would also be a sub title, ‘ A Liddy Grey village mystery,’ or something similar. Any ideas or thoughts with this would be gratefully received. What I wonder would you do?