As I've worked at revising my book, it has taken an increasingly serious turn. What started out as a comic mystery has turned into a literary mystery, and the title Michael Drayton, Detective Guy has become increasingly anachronistic. I'm at a point where I'm starting to sense that the difficult, smash-it-to-pieces-and-put-it-together-again portion of this current revision is coming to its end, and so the imperative to find a new and better title has made itself known.
The new title of the book will be Dead in His Tracks, which I am putting my thumbprint on as of the date of this post. I have a brand new chapter to write and then one more that is going to need a lot of attention. After that, the quality of the work improves dramatically, and the task of revising should get exponentially easier.
I am very excited at the possibility of having a manuscript that I can submit places in the not-too-distant future.