The homicide detective in this novel suffers chronic debilitating pain in his arm from a previous gunshot wound. As part of his rehabilitation he takes up playing the banjo.

The hand drawn type for this cover is based on a photo I took of the menu board from a restaurant (below). It was the wavy stroke on the bottom of the “L” and the "E" that really caught my attention.
Recent cover with supplied art below.

Book 4 in this series.

This was an initial illustration for the 2nd volume - we opted for a landscape in the end.

The Nearly Complete Works of Donald Harington Volumes 1-3.

If cows could write, what would they say? The Golden Book of Bovinities distills the accumulated wisdom of centuries of bovine self-awareness.

English and spanish editions for this book. Nice coincidence with last letter working as hook in each case.