Cover Reveal: Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady – Jo Baxter

Today’s book cover reveal is for a book I would have loved to read growing up! Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady was first published last year and has just had a makeover. I can’t wait to share the new cover with you!

Let’s take a look at the old cover and the details of the book.


Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady

Goodreads – Viola Pumpernickel and the Emerald Lady

Viola is a people-watcher. She loves to sit on the step of her father’s bakery in Brookwater Lane, creating stories about the weird and wonderful folk who pass by. Her father is secretly impressed by her big imagination but her mother thinks it’s all a bit silly, really.

So, when Viola witnesses a terrifying robbery late one evening, her theory as to who is behind this dreadful crime is met with rolled eyes and disbelief.

Determined to prove that she is not as silly as everyone believes, Viola sets out to bring this villain to justice and show that she is more than just a girl with a wild imagination.

Together with her older brother, Teddy, her best friend, Flo, and the mysterious Emerald Lady, Viola uncovers a plot far more dangerous than anyone could ever have imagined in this exciting Victorian mystery.


“A gripping tale with twists and turns galore. You will root for Viola till the very end!” – Jennifer Killick, author of ALEX SPARROW AND THE BIG STINK and ALEX SPARROW AND THE FURRY FURY

“Mystery, intrigue and a fearless heroine. I love this book!” Anna Kennedy OBE


Purchase Links

Amazon UK     Amazon US


And now, would you like to see the new, improved cover?

This new version certainly has a lot more pop and personality. The illustration and bright colours are sure to be a hit and attract young readers.

What do you think?


Author Bio –

Jo lives in West Sussex with her husband, daughter, two cats and 187 mugs. She does love a good cup of tea!

Having trained as an actress, Jo had written three stage plays (under the name Jo Smith) before realising her passion for writing children’s books.

Jo is the author of  ‘The Pumpernickel Mysteries’ series of books.

Social Media Links –

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Illustrator – Claire Elizabeth