How I created the covers for my series of books

Some visual guidance for the design of commercial book jackets
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The Ghost of Marchmont Hall. This time it's a ghostly mystery that Imogen and Hugh have to puzzle out. But there's plenty of sleuthing, just the same.   The Imogen and Hugh Croft Mysteries.

The Ghost of Marchmont Hall. This time it's a ghostly mystery that Imogen and Hugh have to puzzle out, but there's plenty of sleuthing just the same. The Imogen and Hugh Croft Mysteries.

My new novel, The Ghost Of Marchmont Hall. This photograph, of a clock tower in Harrogate, Yorkshire struck me immediately as perfect for the cover of the book. It was just as I had envisaged the clock tower at Marchmont Hall School.

The Ghost of Marchmont Hall. This time it's a ghostly mystery that Imogen and Hugh have to puzzle out, but there's plenty of sleuthing just the same. The Imogen and Hugh Croft Mysteries.

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Hold hands in the dark

Free Image on Pixabay - Hands, Holding, Dad, Son, Together

The new Imogen and Hugh Croft Mysteries quick read, Mystery at Christmas Cottage.  Image from Pixabay. Cottage in snow.

The new Imogen and Hugh Croft Mysteries quick read, Mystery at Christmas Cottage. Image from Pixabay. Cottage in snow.

Background photograph courtesy of istockphoto.  The church was perfect for the theme of Memorial For The Dead. I love the light behind the altar. This meant that the writing of my name had to be in gold.

Background photograph courtesy of istockphoto. The church was perfect for the theme of Memorial For The Dead. I love the light behind the altar. This meant that the writing of my name had to be in gold.

This updated cover for The Woman Who Vanished was an attempt to create a more unified, brand image for the books. I like the simplicity of purple on black

The Woman Who Vanished, featuring novelist Katherine Pathak's husband and wife amateur sleuths, Imogen and Hugh Croft.

Audiobook cover of On a Dark Sea

Audiobook cover of On a Dark Sea

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