Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Book of Killowen - Unveiled!

The crack design team at Scribner has put together a jacket for #4 in the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire series, THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN, bringing together ancient manuscripts, ruined monasteries, and modern intrigue. It's a bit different from my previous covers—with those blood-red splashes, you can't mistake it for anything but a crime novel, which is probably a good thing.

Cover design is such a subjective art. So, let the chat begin—I'm so curious to know what all you readers think! What does this cover say to you about what's inside? How do you think it fits with the series so far? 

Some of you may already know what this book is about, but try not to let that influence your reaction... 


  1. Hi Erin ... I really like the cover. In fact, as you say, it lends itself to a crime novel. Even though I have read and totally enjoyed the first three books, I always thought the covers looked a wee bit like romance novels. This is good step, methinks. Thanks for sharing the opportunity to throw in my two cents. Can't wait to read the finished product!
    Jeff McElwee

  2. I don't care about the cover art! I just care about the name of the author that's on the binding! :) Seriously though - can't wait to read the next installment. And if the cover art means new readers will be attracted to your books - even better!