The Pessimal Sport
This one is really only in the earliest outlining and character sketch phase, but it's really fresh in my head so I had to start putting something down ... and make a cover for it ... apparently. It's based on a dream I had not long ago, where an anonymous, wealthy recluse builds the ultimate 18-hole golf course on his estate and invites 36 golf enthusiasts (nine foursomes) from various walks of life to an innaugural tournament with a grand prize of ten million dollars going to the winner. While they all seem randomly chosen, they slowly learn that do have one thing in common: they've all met their host before, and they've all wronged him in some way. Of course, they figure this out after players start disappearing into random, gruesome booby traps laid all over the course. I suppose it's sort of like Squid Game meets the US Open ... with jokes.
As an added bonus, I invite you to enjoy the playlist that sets the mood, helps me keep focus, and constantly runs in the background during the course of writing this novel.