Book Blurb #33: Dorian
Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday. If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows. Please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme. This is the shortened, abridged version:
Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.
Below is this week’s “book cover,” generously offered for our creative blurbs by Lynn Obermoeller at Present Letters. My blurb follows.
Young archaeologist Bree Lightfoot is thrilled to participate in the exploration of an ancient pueblo site in the Chihuahuan Desert, and to work with the famed anthropologist, Dr. Evan Lachmann.Work progresses uneventfully until an ancient grave site is discovered. Seven skeletons are uncovered, their bones estimated to be a millennium old. But testing reveals a shock: one skeleton is dated at a mere 50 years.Dubbed “Dorian Gray” by the media, the bones are a mystery. How did a 50-year-old skeleton become buried in a grave that has not seen the light of day for centuries?Lachmann handpicks a small group of archaeologists, including Bree, to remain at the remote desert site and gather evidence. But one by one they meet a gory death, until only Lachmann and Bree remain to solve the mystery . . . if they can survive the machinations of a creative, motivated killer.
Thanks for a great photo, Lynn!