Friday, September 3, 2010

Tequila and a Mystery Title Anyone?

You know you're a mystery author when your assistant walks into your office and you're saying out loud, "I have to figure out how to kill this guy," and she replies, "Do I have to clean it up?" My response to that was, "It depends on how messy it is." Thank God my wide-eyed, very efficient assistant (a.k.a) Cassie understands my eccentricities and has said on more than one occasion, "At least you're never boring to work for."

I am still trying to figure out how to kill this character off and now I am in a real dilemma (not the killing off part--that should come fairly easy once I put my mind to it)--the title. I am horrible, terrible, awful (yes, I suck at titles). I need help. Now I know a bunch of you e-mailed me about the name of my victim (the nun) for book 7, but I hate to tell you that I realized after a week or so that there is one more book that must be written in the Nikki Sands' series before I can write the one where the nun meets her maker. I'm hoping all of you who helped me out with character names for the nun (I will announce the winner next week as I have the book outlined and started), will now help me out with a title for the "real" next Nikki Sands Mystery. Here are the key elements:

1. Takes place in Puerto Vallarta during the holidays
2. Far more tequila in this book than wine
3. And of course, Nikki comes across a dead guy (who made a scene in a cantina)

Any ideas? IE: Drowned by Don Julio (told you I'm not good with titles).

Winner will get a jar of my homemade arbol chile salsa, a kudos in the intro and a free copy of the book when it comes out in November.


Michele R said...

A few ideas:

- La Vida Tequila

- Tequila is a Killer

- Mas Tequila Por Favor

- Death by Tequila

- Who's going to eat the worm?

- 80 Proof and Deadly

- Shot by Tequila

- To Kill Ya by Tequila

Michele R said...

A few more:

Tequila by the Shot

Worm Hole

PS I'm also a "one L" Michele!

Michele R said...

Dont Laugh, but my husband now is engaged and has a suggestion!

El Cuervo Muerto

runner10 said...

Smashed South Of The Border

Gayle Carline said...

Body by Cuervo.

A Killer Margarita.

Murder with a Little Salt and Lime.

Murder by the Bahia.

Heather Spiva said...

Death by a Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sun-dies

A Killer Holiday

Murder with a Twist

Michele said...

You are all very good! I think I'll have to have readers vote. There's at least 6 of them there that I love!

Laurie said...

Holiday Shots