I was just working on the Soon to be Released Mysteries page, and was struck by how many really clever titles there are out there! I mean, I knew that lots of Cozy Mystery authors are coming up with really clever titles, but it seems like now more than ever! Gone are the days of Murder at the Vicarage or The Body in the Library. Instead, we have titles like Die Like an Eagle and Much Ado about Muffin. (Incidentally, almost every time I see Die Like an Eagle I start humming Steve Miller’s Fly Like an Eagle!)
I know we’ve talked a number of times about how important the books’ covers are. See this post for just one example. But I thought it would be interesting to talk about titles vs. covers.
Which attracts you the most: the book’s title or the book’s cover? Do you find yourself picking up a book just because the title is clever or is it the artwork that grabs you?
Please post a comment and let us all know which one you think is more important, and if you can, why.