Recently, in a break from writing, I posted these tweets on Twitter:

The idea of removing a single letter from a book title to create a new one had occurred to me about half an hour earlier and, before long, other suggestions were popping up, such as:

Lice in Wonderland

Little Omen

The Hunt for Ed October

and even…

Cream Street

I then went back to work, thinking the idea might make a fun hashtag game for some of my followers on Twitter.  Was I in for a surprise…

Over 36 hours later, the game is still being played!  Thousands of tweets have been posted with the hashtag #bookswithalettermissing, and the game is trending all over the world…

Click here to view the map live and see if your city is trending:

Publishers Weekly even posted a blog piece about it!

It just goes to show the power of social networking and what can happen to a single idea.  Now, if I could just find a way to promote my books like that…

Update: 3rd August, 7.45pm…

The #bookswithalettermissing game continues!  Here are some of my favourites so far…

Of Mice and Me

One with the Wind

Oliver Twit

Winnie the Poo

The Lovey Bones

The French Lieutenant’s Oman

The Spy Who Loved M

Laughterhouse Five


A Brief History of Tim

Liver Twist

The DaVinci Cod

Beak House

Catch 2

War and Pace

The Bile

Fear and Lathing in Las Vegas

The Ion Man

Animal Far

Bleak Hose

Far from the Madding Crow

The Tree Muskateers

Our Mutual Fiend

The Grape of Wrath

Olive Twist

The Picture of Dorian Gay

A Clockwork Range

Lord of the Rigs


Harry Otter

As You Like I

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Ears

The Tale of Peter Rabbi

Mein Kamp

Lady Chatterly’s Over

Lord of the Lies

Goodnight Miser Tom

Three Men in a Boa

Moby Ick

Where Angels Fear To Read

The Itches of Eastwick

The Lie of Pi

Lay of the Lan

Water or Elephants

His Ark Materials

Avid Copperfield

Complete Fairy Ales

Ar and Peace

The Win in the Willows

The Mayo of Casterbridge

Fight Cub

A Roo with a View


The Andromeda Train

Harlotte Gray

Charlotte’s We

The Great Rain Robbery

The Tipping Pint


The Road to Wigan Pie

A Brie History of Time

Rebel Without a Case

A Christmas Carl

Right on Rock

The Stan

Robin on Crusoe

To Kill a Mocking Bid

Lack Beauty

Ill on the Floss

The Olden Compass

Old Finger

Complete Woks of William Shakespeare

White Teet

The Lion, The Itch and The Wardrobe

New Moo

Moo Raker

Turn of the Crew

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Net

Go Collar

The Cacher in the Rye

Here’s Wally

Five Children and I

Lives of the Most Eminent English Pets

Watership Don

Old Comfort Farm

Oedipus Ex

The Interpretation of Drams

The Spy Who Came In from the Cod

The Unbearable Lightness of Bing

Fahrenheit 45

Ma and Superman

Sons and Overs

The Tits

Ballet Hoes

Breaking Dan

Evolutionary Road

Tarzan of the Apps

Far from the Adding Crowd

The Life of P

The Velveteen Rabbi

The Men Who Stare at Oats

Mein Kamp

The Invisible Ma

A Stud in Scarlet

Fan of the Vampire

Heat of the Mummy

Attack of the Rolls

Vanity Air

Travels with my Ant

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