Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Q&A with Trish Esden

From my Q&A with Trish Esden, author of A Wealth of Deception (A Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery):
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title of A Wealth of Deception pulls a lot of weight as far as telling readers what to expect from the book. For one thing, it’s the second novel in the Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery series. As such, the title has a similar word structure and physical appearance to the title of the previous book in the series, The Art of the Decoy. Along with the series title and dark tone of the cover image, A Wealth of Deception’s title is intended to tell readers that the book is a traditional mystery with a slightly ominous tone and a rural setting. The word ‘deception’ hints at the crime which a reader can expect to encounter. ‘Wealth’ is a word that has more than one meaning—and...[read on]
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Q&A with Trish Esden.

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