Lying in wait

[No,today is not Thy´s day, but when I saw that my Spanish blog friend José featured my blog today, I thought I might have some new visitors who would enjoy our beautiful but not exactly peaceful North Sea]

Finally it seems as if one of the larger onlike bookshops in Denmark is ready to take the plunge; they are preparing an ebook platform for self-publishers.

Of course I have offered to beta test the platform for them. If you want to see what “Heather Farm” is like in Danish, click here.

And if they offer reasonable conditions for writers, I am ever so ready to publish my first Danish mystery, “Anna Märklins familiekrønike”. The story of young Anna who gets involved in more trouble than she had bargained for when her neighbour and friend dies very suddenly, and to get on with life she gets a much needed kick from her late grandmother Anna´s diary-like chronicles.

No book without a cover – here is my first trial. Perhaps not quite as sinister as I would like, but tell me what you think.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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14 Responses to Lying in wait

  1. Norman says:

    Excellent, that cover is too good for a self published ebook, you would want it on your bookshelf. To us city dwellers all that greenery is sinister enough. ;o)

  2. Norman: thank you. There was one editor who agreed with you, but sadly he was not in the majority…

  3. Kerrie says:

    I like that cover too Dorte. Will we non-Danish bodies get to read it?

  4. Margot Kinberg says:

    Dorte – I really like that cover! You’ve done such an excellent job with it. And I can see plenty of sinister in it; perhaps that’s just my ghoulish imagination, though ;-). I am very happy you’ll be able to get your work out there.

  5. I dunno…seems like it has a menacing air to me! Love the cover. 🙂

  6. That’s a great cover, and like Norman said, there’s something sinister for this suburbanite! Will it be translated to English at some point?

  7. What a great cover! Love how the red houses contrast with the green.

    I want to say something about my review. I did comment on your great number of characters but I have a suggestion, maybe just as a page at the beginning of the book with a list or cast of characters. Somewhere we can refer to. Just a suggestion.

  8. Barbara says:

    Is it my overactive imagination or are there tombstones just the other side of the house? I really like this cover.

  9. Kerrie: if it is a success (just a tiny one), I promise I will translate it eventually 🙂
    Margot: this is such an exciting day; I have just heard from them again, and if we can reach an agreement, things may happen *very* fast.
    Elizabeth: the trees make it a bit sinister, don´t they?
    Cathryn: it is not my first project, but if Danish readers like it…
    Clariss: I am so glad you suggest that because I meant to ask you if you thought a list of names would help. But I am ever so excited today because things finally begin to happen in Denmark…

  10. Kelly says:

    Beautiful sea photos. 🙂

    Even as a rural dweller, use to seeing lots of greenery, I can see a good amount of “sinister potential” in that cover. I really like it!!

    I also like Clarissa’s suggestion. Several of the authors I read use a “cast of characters” at the beginning of their books and I always find them helpful – especially when just getting to know the characters in a series.

  11. I really like the cover, the houses in the wood, the overhanging trees and encroaching weeds. I hope you will translate your book!

    Nice to see the other side of the North Sea!

  12. Amanda Mac says:

    I love the cover, but it does not look at all sinister, rather idyllic, maybe some more grey or fog might change that, or longer weeds, keep up the great work. I am interested in reading it.

  13. Barbara: they are probably not tombstones, but good if they look like it 🙂
    Kelly: yes, that cast of characters was a good idea, and I´ll work on it as soon as I have time.
    Margaret: at least I think that stonewall to the right is good and dark.
    Amanda: recently my blog thought you were spam, but I am glad you are not 🙂
    I am looking for something more sinister (or my photographer is), but I may not have time to wait. This opportunity to publish in Danish arose very suddenly.

  14. Beth F says:

    Not sinister to me! I would love to live there. A little lonely looking perhaps.

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