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Joffe Books signs Jez Pinfold

Emma Grundy Haigh, Editorial Director of Joffe Books, has acquired World rights the first three books in the DCI Rebecca Pope police procedural series by Jez Pinfold. As an unpublished manuscript, the first book in the London-based series was shortlisted in the Top 5 of 3,500 entries for the Daily Mail/PRH First Novel Competition 2018,… Read more »

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Ian Moore cover reveal

The cover for the French edition of the best-selling Death and Croissants by Ian Moore has been announced. The first book in the Follet Valley comedy crime series, retitled Un crime à donner la chair de poule, will be published by City Editions on 19 January 2022.

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Follet Valley Christmas short story out now

Farrago Books have acquired the rights to an ebook-only short story in the Follet Valley series by Ian Moore. Following the globally-bestselling Death and Croissants, published in hardback in July 2021, Death and Papa Noel is published on 9 December 2021: Richard Ainsworth is preparing for the Christmas of his dreams; quiet, no guests at… Read more »

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Leigh Russell audio deal

Tantor Media have acquired audiobook rights to Abigail of Venice, the first historical novel from bestselling crime writer Leigh Russell. The rights were acquired from Hannah Whitaker of Rights People on behalf of Bloodhound Books.

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Follet Valley Book 2 cover reveal

  The cover for Book 2 in the Follet Valley series by Ian Moore has been revealed by Farrago Books. Death and Fromage is the follow-up to the bestselling Death and Croissants, which has been a multi-category bestseller in the Amazon Kindle charts since it was published in ebook and hardback in July 2021. The… Read more »

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Ad Lib signs Moira Martingale

Ad Lib Publishers have acquired the rights to Moira Martingale’s true crime study Cannibal Killers on the Internet, a revised edition of Cannibal Killers, which was originally published in the 1990s by Robert Hale (UK) and St Martins Press (US). Ad Lib will publish in 2022.

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French language deal for CJ Farrington

Hugo & Cie have acquired the French language rights in Death on the Trans-Siberian Express, Book One in the Olga Pushkin mystery series, by CJ Farrington (Constable, 2021). Rights were acquired from Andy Hine at Little, Brown UK. French language audiobook rights have gone to Audible, in a deal with Hugo & Cie. Hugo & Cie… Read more »

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French deal for Ian Moore

City Editions have acquired the French rights to Ian Moore’s Death and Croissants from Pete Duncan at Duckworth. The French edition of Book One in the Follet Valley series will be published in 2022. Duckworth published Death and Croissants under their Farrago imprint in ebook and hardback in July 2021, since when it has enjoyed… Read more »

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TV deal for Ian Moore

Free@Last TV, the production company behind ‘Agatha Raisin’, has optioned comedian Ian Moore’s mystery series Follet Valley including the first book Death and Croissants for a TV series. Rights were bought from Farrago, the humorous fiction imprint of Duckworth Books. According to the acquisition statement: ‘Death and Croissants was published at the start of this… Read more »

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Constable renews with Tom Benjamin

Krystyna Green, publishing director at Little, Brown’s Constable imprint, has acquired a further three books in Tom Benjamin’s Bologna-based crime series featuring English private detective Daniel Leicester. Provisionally entitled Italian Rules, the fourth book in the series is due for publication in ebook in November 2022, and in paperback in May 2023.   The Daniel… Read more »

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Three book deal for C J Farrington

Krystyna Green, publishing director at Constable, has acquired from Bill Goodall at the Bill Goodall Agency, world rights in a three-book deal from debut fiction author C J Farrington. The first, Death on the Trans-Siberian Express, introduces protagonist Olga Pushkin, railway engineer (third class) and would-be bestselling author who spends her days in a little… Read more »

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Death & Croissants by Ian Moore – cover reveal

The cover for Ian Moore’s Death & Croissants, the first in the new comedy crime series set in the fictional Follet Valley, has been announced by Farrago. Death & Croissants will be published in Hardcover and ebook in July 2021, and in paperback in December 2021.

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Rachel’s Story by Leigh Russell – cover reveal

    Bloodhound Books have released the cover treatment for Rachel’s Story, the exciting new novel from bestselling author Leigh Russell. In a departure from Leigh’s more familiar crime and thriller books, Rachel’s Story is set in a post-pandemic dystopian world where governmental control is absolute. When asked about why she has changed genres for… Read more »

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Farrago acquires three books by Ian Moore

    FARRAGO TO PUBLISH FRANCE-BASED HUMOROUS MYSTERY BY LEADING STAND-UP COMEDIAN IAN MOORE Farrago has acquired Ian Moore’s Death and Croissants, the first book in the new Follet Valley series of humorous mysteries set in the Loire region of France. World rights for this, and two more books in the series, were acquired from Bill Goodall… Read more »

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The Art of the Assassin by Kevin Sullivan: cover reveal

    The cover of The Art of the Assassin by Kevin Sullivan, the follow-up to The Figure in the Photograph (April, 2020), which will be published in ebook and hardcover by Allison & Busby in February 2021, has been announced.   The Art of the Assassin: 1898, Glasgow. A man is found stabbed to death in… Read more »

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Avon buys two novels by Mandy Byatt

  The Real Thing ‘gets to the heart of the perils of online dating’ Phoebe Morgan, editorial director at Avon and HarperFiction, has bought two novels by Mandy Byatt. Morgan signed world English rights from Bill Goodall at the Bill Goodall Literary Agency, and the first title, The Real Thing, publishes in January 2022. The… Read more »

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The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin – cover reveal

  The cover for The Hunting Season, the second in the critically-acclaimed crime series set in Bologna by Tom Benjamin, has been announced. The Hunting Season will be published by Little, Brown’s Constable imprint in ebook and large-format paperback in November 2020 and in mass market paperback in May 2021.

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Leigh Russell signs new deal with Bloodhound Books

Bloodhound Books have acquired a third book from bestselling author Leigh Russell. in a departure from her more familiar police procedurals and psychological thrillers, Rachel’s Story is Leigh’s first novel set in a post-pandemic dystopian future, and is due for publication in April 2021.   Leigh Russell is the author of the bestselling series of crime… Read more »

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The Lost Twin by Diana Finley – cover reveal

  The cover for The Lost Twin, the new novel from Diana Finely which will be published by HQ Digital in August 2020, has been revealed. The ebook, which will also be available in paperback, can be pre-ordered now: http://ow.ly/mz6450Alu8T

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The Figure in the Photograph – cover reveal

The cover for THE FIGURE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH, the first in the series of crime novels set in Scotland at the end of the nineteenth century and written by Kevin Sullivan, has been announced. It will be published by Allison & Busby in hardcover and ebook in April 2020, and in mass market paperback in… Read more »

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Leigh Russell audio to WF Howes

WF Howes, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher, has acquired the English language audio rights to Suspicion by Leigh Russell. The unabridged audiobook, read by Phillipa Leigh, will be released on 14 November 2019. Suspicion was published in ebook and paperback by Bloodhound Books in May 2019.

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Kevin Sullivan series to Allison and Busby

Allison and Busby have acquired the first two titles in a new crime series set in Glasgow at the end of the nineteenth century by Kevin Sullivan. The Figure in the Photograph, featuring photographer Juan Camarón, will be published in 2020.

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A Quiet Death in Italy – cover reveal

The cover for A QUIET DEATH IN ITALY, the first in the crime series featuring Bologna-based English detective Daniel Leicester, by Tom Benjamin, has been announced. It will be published by Little, Brown’s Constable imprint in ebook and export trade paperback on 7 November 2019, with a mass market paperback release in May 2020.

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Turkish edition of The Moment Before Drowning now available

Delighted to announce that the Turkish language edition of The Moment Before Drowning by James Brydon is now available, published by NEMESİS KİTAP.

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HQ Digital extends contract with Diana Finley

Congratulations to Diana Finley, whose first novel, The Loneliness of Survival, will be published by HQ Digital under the title Beyond the Storm, in October 2019. The Loneliness of Survival was originally published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in 2014. Finding Lucy, Diana’s first book with HQ Digital, was published in 2018, and a third book… Read more »

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Leigh Russell stand-alone to Bloodhound Books

Bloodhound Books have acquired a stand-alone crime thriller by bestselling author Leigh Russell. Suspicion, in which the wife of the headmaster of a public school takes action when she learns of his affair, will be published in ebook and paperback in April 2019. Leigh Russell is the author of the million-copy bestselling series of novel… Read more »

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Three book deal for Tom Benjamin

Krystyna Green at Little, Brown has acquired world rights in the first three books in a new series featuring Bologna-based English detective Daniel Leicester, written by Tom Benjamin. The first title in the series, provisionally entitled A Quiet Death in Italy, will be published by Little, Brown’s Constable Crime imprint in November 2019.