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Christopher Brookmyre on sinking or swimming with titles

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by Christopher Brookmyre For the first time in my career, I find myself having to publish a novel in the US under a title different to the original. Bred in the Bone, the third book in my Jasmine Sharp trilogy (after Where the Bodies are Buried and When the Devil Drives), was published in the UK under the title Flesh Wounds, but an alternative was required by Grove Atlantic because they already have a novel of that name on their list. This is a relatively rare problem for me, and when you consider that my previous novels have included Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks, One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night and A Big Boy Did It…

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