I'm absolutely thrilled to see the completed cover for my new novel, Paternoster.
Funnily enough, when I was writing the book, and daydreaming about it being published, I always imagined the cover would be dark with white and red lettering. And a writer friend who read an early draft also commented that she could 'see' the cover - black with stark white lettering. So I was amazed when my publisher, The Mystery Press, sent me a draft cover that almost exactly matched what I'd imagined.
What I like about the cover is it tells you what to expect. That Paternoster is a gritty read. That it doesn't pull its punches. There's no cosy crime here, no genteel murders in chocolate box villages and no dear old ladies knitting and solving crimes.
Instead there's some nasty business going on in ostensibly elegant Cheltenham, with a female detective who can't knit a stitch, but sure knows how to turn a knitting needle into a weapon if she has to.
Kim Fleet lives and works in Cheltenham. Her two cats help the creative process by standing on the delete key.