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.

2 comments:

eviljwinter said...

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

Coincidence?

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