Did you really have to go and come up with quite so many clever titles? Fie, fie! It was nearly impossible to narrow down the more than a hundred entries, and, boy, it hurt eliminating some of those from the final round. In the end, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth, my conscripted helpers got it down to the following twelve:
— Oh What Fun it is to Spy!
— ‘Tis the Season for Treason
— Mistletoe & Mayhem
— Mistletoe, Mince Pie & Menace
— The Pink Carnation’s Lexicon of Christmas Carols
— Malice Under the Mistletoe
— The Revelation of the Christmas Ivy
— Just Another Spy in the Library
— The Vexation of the Gilded Mistletoe
— Ivy & Intrigue: A Very Selwick Christmas
— Espionage & Auld Lang Syne
— The Precarious Proposition of the Purple Gentian
Now it’s over to you. Of the titles above, which do you like best? You can vote by listing your top five in order of preference. I’ll add up the votes and announce the winners this Thursday.
Let the Title Idol begin!
In the meantime, there are a few titles that are out of the running but deserve an award for sheer amusement value. Signed bookplates go to:
— Angel B, for The Revelation of the Warming Pan;
— Miss Eliza, for Bother the Snow;
and, my personal snort-out-loud favorite,
— Elissa, for How the Selwicks Got Their Groove Back.
If the three of you email me with your details, I’ll send along your prize!