The manuscript is in great shape (my editor thinks so, anyway) but the copy editor will find some damn thing on practically every page--this is the way of copy editors.  There will be a period of three weeks or so in which we wait, and then a great rush to respond to her notes, then off to the typesetter, then to the printer.  My understanding is that it's already available for pre-order on Kindle.  Ha.  Oh, and here's the cover:

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Comment by Jack Getze on January 5, 2012 at 9:49pm

Good luck, Jon! Looks like a great cover.

Comment by Jon Loomis on January 5, 2012 at 9:05am

Thanks, Dana.  The only other one that's really worked was the MM paperback cover for High Season.

If anything, it's proof that if you ask for something enough you just might get it--I must have mentioned the Pilgrim Monument (that funky Moorish-looking tower thing) in at least 20 emails to my editor.  It really should be on every cover for this series.

Comment by Dana King on January 5, 2012 at 8:57am

That is a kick ass cover. I'm looking forward to the release.

Comment by Jon Loomis on January 5, 2012 at 4:45am

Thanks!  Yeah--it's the best one so far.  My only suggestion was that it should say "A Frank Coffin Mystery," instead of just "A Mystery."  Also, maybe the tower could be a bit bigger.  But at least it's a recognizable image of Provincetown, for once.

Comment by Benjamin Sobieck on January 5, 2012 at 4:41am

Smokin' cool cover! I like the choice to bring out the blue in the house. Makes for a nice contrast with the "fire" in the sky.

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