New Cover for Livia Day’s “A Trifle Dead”

I’ll admit I was nervous when I heard there was ‘tweaking’ going on with the cover of my book, because I had just been showing it off to everyone I met at Genrecon and hearing so much positive feedback about how it worked for crime and mainstream readers (and even the occasional SF reader) – the thought of changing it was alarming!

But of course I should have trusted the amazing Amanda Rainey, who added a splash (literally) more criminal intent to the original design, which really brings the concept together.


A Trifle Dead will be launched on 28 March at the Hobart Bookshop – more details on that later. In the mean time, you can pre-order the book directly from Twelfth Planet Press.

Thanks to Sean the Blogonaut for scooping the author on this one & saying such nice things about the book based on only having read the first chapter. Someone get that man a review copy!


7 replies on “New Cover for Livia Day’s “A Trifle Dead””

  1. deborah_b says:

    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

  2. tansyrr says:

    Thanks Deb! I am so excited to see this book on the shelves, I think it’s going to pop. (and can’t wait to see what she does for the sequel, currently titled Drowned Vanilla… sure, there’s been a trend for book covers with drowned women on them already, but none of them were drowned in ice cream!)

  3. Marg says:

    I am really looking forward to reading this one! I haven’t read the first chapter though because I know that I am just going to be left wanting more. That would be kind of fitting though because I can’t often stop at just one spoonful of trifle either!

  4. tansyrr says:

    Hee, I hate novel samples for the same reason – if I like it I want to keep going!

    Who could possibly stop at one spoonful of trifle?

  5. Joris M says:

    A great cover, and very detective-y*.

    *Perhaps a cultural artefact: the cover reminds me of the typical Dutch 50’s and 60’s paperbacks that were everywhere even when I was growing up. Books by eg Simenon, De Charteris, with book covers designed by Dick Bruna, probably better known for Miffy.

  6. What a fabulous cover! Certainly makes me want to buy. Well done, Amanda – the woman’s a bit of a freaking genius 🙂

  7. Hey its still makes me want to eat trifle and read it. A+ to Amanda

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