Mauro Falciani, my bookstore owner friend in Italy, who is responsible for getting my novels in front of Italian publishers, talked to me about the first cover publisher Elliot had come up with for their forthcoming version of THE DEATH OF TARPONS (retitled THE DEATH OF THE SILVER KING), and how he thought a better version might be had, and I agreed and talked to my editor, Loretta Santini, who is the epitome of graciousness (my wish for all writers is that they get an editor as great as she is!) and she asked me for suggestions. To my delight, she vastly exceeded my expectations and their cover artist came up with what you see below. My first reaction was: It pops! and my second was: I love it! Mauro emailed me and said: Now, THIS is a cover!
We're all just tickled pink! Easily one of the two or three best covers I've ever been privileged to have. I rank it up there with the covers for MONDAY'S MEAL, THE RAPIST, and THE BITCH.
Comes out at the end of October.
The English language version is from Betimes Books, Dublin, and available on Amazon.
I can't begin to tell you how great it is to have super publishers!