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Entertainment & The Arts
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book publisher of crime fiction, murder mystery novels
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Book cover for award-winning, bestselling crime fiction novel -- 1st in a series -- that involves an ex-cop turned prison chaplain who eventually becomes a cop again. All titles have Blood in the title. This one is POWER IN THE BLOOD. Would like a white background with red and black fonts and an image that conveys popular, commercial crime fiction. The book is a New York Times Bestseller and the series has won awards. This is Southern, rural crime fiction. Gritty. Smart. Suspenseful. The main character John Jordan is very likable -- a truly good man doing difficult work -- as both an investigator and a prison chaplain.
Looking for a cover that fits in the popular, commercial crime fiction genre like Michael Connelly, James Patterson, James Lee Burke, but want to stick with three primary colors -- red, white, and black -- plus an image. I want to emphasize the crime fiction elements and either layer in the subtle religious elements or not have them at all.