Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ah, Semantics.

About two weeks ago, I mentioned how the upcoming Spenser title Rough Weather brought to mind the working title for the next Elvis Cole novel, Perfect Night, which had been changed to Chasing Darkness.

Today I spotted an upcoming title from David Rosenfelt, whose Andy Carpenter series has been compared to Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar. Rosenfelt's July 2008 book is called Don't Tell a Soul, which unfortunately brings to mind Coben's 2001 standalone Tell No One.


Anonymous said...

NORTHCOAST SHAKEDOWN and SOUTH BEACH SHAKEDOWN, each published by former clients of the Jane Chelius Agency.


Yeah, probably.

Deshant said...

"Don't Tell A Soul" means you can't tell fish, game, and livestock (since they don't have souls). "Tell No One" means you can't tell anyONE, everyONE, or someONE; but you can tell anyBODY, everyBODY, or someBODY. Huge difference, especially if you are Dr. Doolittle