Pamela Barnes Mystery Series

2011

Book cover designs for a series of novels by author Patricia Rockwell that focus on her Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery detective, who uses acoustic forensics to solve the crimes. The design approach of these cozy murder mystery who-dun-it novels was to signify not only the method of the character’s demise, but to imply the scenario around the crime.

“FM For Murder” is the second in her Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery series where the protagonist uses acoustic forensics to solve the crime in this “cozy” murder mystery who-dun-it novel.  In her second outing, a local disc jockey is shot in the head while on the air.

The approach for the design was to signify not only the method of character’s demise, but to imply the scenario around the crime.