Greg Lilly

Greg Lilly

Monday, March 25, 2024

Cover Reveal - Abingdon's Boardinghouse Murder


The History Press has sent me...

the cover for


About the cover:

The publisher uses certain elements that they have found successful in historical true crime genre's book design: 

  • the geographic location in the title
  • a time period photo 
  • images of the major players
This works well to grab attention and to tell readers who, what, when, and where.

The "how" and "why" are inside the book! 

On the back cover, we used the frontpage newspaper image from a couple of days after the murder. The Damascus football team, cheerleaders, band members, and other students gathered at the depot to see their coach's coffin loaded onto the train.

The sorrow on the kids' faces is heartbreaking.

Two months until the release -- May 20

The book is up for preorder on most on-line retailers.

For three years I have researched primary documents, interviewed family and experts, scanned archives and newspapers to get here. I'm excited and grateful.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me!

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