When one publishes a book, one must have a blurb. Of course. People want to get an idea of what the book is about. But man, are they hard to write! I usually forget until the last minute. This time, for Stoned to Death, I did remember before I actually began publishing the book.
A blurb needs to contain a couple of hints, but no spoilers; be exciting enough to stimulate interest; and not be misleading. I remember reading a blurb on the cover of a Jonathan Kellerman book once. A bit over the top, to say the least! The book was actually good but not nearly as earth-shattering as the blurb had suggested.
Anyway, here’s the blurb for Stoned to Death.
In 1915, farmer and amateur archaeologist Robert Thomson disappeared from Scotland’s Orkney Islands with a priceless Stone Age artifact. A century later, his great-great-grandson, Pete Ferguson, is coming to Scotland with boyfriend Jamie Brodie to meet his distant cousins and investigate Robert’s disappearance. But the homophobia of the Thomson patriarch threatens to derail their quest – and a chance meeting in a pub in Oxford brings Pete and Jamie’s relationship to a turning point.