Ex paramedic wins three-book and TV deals for detective thriller

The Bournemouth-based 33-year-old was offered a six-figure sum for his series about a troubled Met investigator in the sights of a serial killerA former paramedic has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series, which publishers and producers describe as “pulse-racing” and “exceptional”.Daniel Cole, 33, received a six-figure contract from Orion for his story of a detective and a serial killer, and sold the rights to a production company for an undisclosed fee. “It’s a bit overwhelming,” he told the Guardian, all the more so because Cole tried in vain to interest producers in several screenplays and a play in recent years. “I’ve got a nice pile of rejection letters at home. Very disheartening. But I really wanted to do it, so just kept going.” Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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