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I've been looking for suspense/crime fiction premades for months, with no luck finding any that really fit my story. Now I've fallen in love with an image by Renu, but when I show it to people they say it looks YA Paranormal. But many elements in the artwork match my story, which is CRIME FICTION. So I'm going to give it a whirl and see if the adding of a bold font, etc, will give it more of a crime fiction feel. So what says crime fiction? What elements can make an image of a young girl say crime fiction? I'm not going to post a link to the artwork here, because I'm keeping it under wraps for now.

I know there are the obvious things.

I don't want to use yellow crime scene tape, and I don't think I want bullet holes. I do think font choice can definitely help. Any other ideas?
 

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Font choice, color scheme, focus of the image, etc. But it's really impossible to tell without seeing the artwork. However, if you love it, you love it. Go for it.
 

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Can you give us a bit more of a hint what the story's about?

A strong sans serif like League Gothic can be good for crime fiction. Depending on the type of story a destroy font can work, too. Viper Nora is one of my favorites.
 

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Shayne said:
Can you give us a bit more of a hint what the story's about?

A strong sans serif like League Gothic can be good for crime fiction. Depending on the type of story a destroy font can work, too. Viper Nora is one of my favorites.
Serial killer, FBI kind of story. Strong female lead, so the book might appeal to more women than men.
 

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If you want to go grungy, Downcome and Dirty Ego are nice... Well, not nice, but you get the idea. You can get them both free on DaFont.com, if I remember correctly.
 
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