Book cover artwork by illustrator Duncan Long

I got word today from Stuart Jaffe that his mystery novel Southern Bound is now available for purchase. You can read more about how we created the book cover illustration for this title at my previous blog: Cover Artwork for Stuart Jaffe’s New Mystery Novel.

Offering hours of good reading, the book is a part of the Max Porter mystery series which blends a ghost story with the traditional hard-nosed gumshoe trying to solve a crime.

It was supposed to be a new beginning – good job, good pay, and a lovely home in North Carolina. But when Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he is thrust neck-deep into a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

You can read three sample chapters for free or buy a copy of Southern Bound here at

Stuart Jaffe book cover illustration for his mystery novel

Final cover illustration for Stuart Jaffe's mystery novel

Book illustrator Duncan Long has created a over a thousand illustrations for publications including a number of mysteries. You can see more of his book illustrations in his online portfolio.