Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler were writers of a bygone age but they knew how to capture a reader’s attention. So did the publishers. The covers of their crime novels invariably featured a partially-dressed sultry young woman in a provocative pose. It was pretty daring stuff for the time, but it sold the books.
I was looking for something similar to advertise my crime novel Naked Aggression. This is what I came up with. It's not exactly provocative because that wouldn't fit with the title, but it's ever so slightly sultry. You can read the opening chapters by logging onto my web site www.thenovelsofdavidhough.com and pretending you are a literary agent.