A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun. When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State University’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses into the haupia cheesecake, the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line.
Encircle Publications and cover designer Deirdre Wait, the team behind the cover of The Musubi Murder, have done it again. The cover for The Case of the Defuct Adjunct features eye-candy colors, a clean and lighthearted aesthetic, and a hint of foul play.
We wanted a set of covers that were strongly branded, so that the reader could see right away that they were part of a series. At the same time, we wanted each cover to showcase a unique element of the story, and to stand on its own.
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A book cover has to grab your attention, and in a fraction of a second, tell you what kind of reading experience you’re in for. This cover clearly and colorfully signals a lighthearted murder mystery set in Hawaii. There’s a skull, which portends a murder, but the way it’s drawn, it’s not a super- scary skull. The foliage, fruit, and (of course) Spam musubis convey the lush abundance and the eclectic culture of the Hawaiian islands. The sushi grass poking out from under the musubis is a nice visual counterpoint to the palm fronds on top.
If I were browsing, I would definitely pick this one up!
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