Gritty crime debut inspired by murder in Mexico to W&N

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a literary thriller set in Mexico, the first in a new series by debut author Tim MacGabhann.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mantle signs Shipping Forecast-inspired debut in two-book deal

Pan Mac imprint Mantle has landed the Shipping Forecast-inspired debut novel from Sue Teddern in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-09 03:27:54 UTC ]
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Tinder Press picks up McIver crime debut

Tinder Press has picked up Ruth McIver’s debut crime novel in a joint deal with Hachette Australia. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 20:31:16 UTC ]
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This Southern murder trial inspired Harper Lee's 'lost' book. 'Furious Hours' reexamines it

It was one of the publishing events of the millennium so far: the publication of Harper Lee’s second book in 2015, more than half a century after “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Actually, though it was set two decades after “Mockingbird,” “Go Set a Watchman” had been written before — it was the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-14 19:05:00 UTC ]
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Amazon imprint signs three-book series from debut crime writer Kane

Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a three-book series from debut crime writer S W Kane. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-02 15:18:44 UTC ]
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Avon buys Pattison's murder mystery debut

Avon will publish Nell Pattison's debut about a British Sign Language interpreter who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation in the deaf community.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hamdy and Land inspire students for Capital Crime

Authors Adam Hamdy, Ali Land and James Swallow were among the speakers addressing school children and their teachers about how to get into publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The Old Drift’ author Namwali Serpell shares how Zambian Afronauts inspired her debut novel

For nearly 20 years, Namwali Serpell has been writing “The Old Drift.” If you don’t find that fact alone to be staggering, consider this: The 576-page book blends English with a multitude of Bantu languages spoken in Zambia. Incorporating elements of historical fiction, sci-fi, magical realism,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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H&S signs crime novel debut by journalist Shindler in two-book deal

Hodder & Stoughton has signed the debut crime novel by broadcast journalist Will Shindler in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orenda signs Icelandic crime debut in two-book pre-empt

Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, has acquired World English Language rights for 29-year-old Icelandic debut author Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir’s The Creak on the Stairs in a two-book, London Book Fair pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘My father's murderers are still free’: taking on Mexico's violent underworld – podcast

Investigative journalist Anabel Hernández has risked her life to expose corruption at the heart of her country’s violent ‘drug wars’. She tells Lucy Lamble why staying silent is not an optionAnabel Hernández is an award-winning investigative journalist, who has dedicated her career to exposing... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Discovery of 100-year-old gardener’s notebook inspires debut novel

Usborne has acquired The Garden of Found and Lost, a debut middle-grade novel based on the discovery of a 100-year-old gardener’s notebook at the National Trust’s Ickworth house in Suffolk. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Awe-inspiring' debut snubbed by mainstream publishers wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Preti Taneja has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "awe-inspiring" retelling of King Lear in We Are That Young. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Sexy' and 'murderous' historical debut to Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired a "sexy, bloody and murderous" historical saga entitled Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut novelist reveals how sickle cell disease inspired her book

Debut novelist Adebayo Ayobami reveals how sickle cell disease inspired her book. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2018-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crime debut to MJ in six-figure pre-empt

Michael Joseph has acquired three crime thrillers from debut author Gytha Lodge in a "significant" six-figure pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Andrea Dunbar-inspired debut novel to Fleet

Fleet has acquired Adelle Stripe's debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, first published in July by Hull-based indie Wrecking Ball Press and shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HoZ signs 'mysterious and gritty' debut

Head of Zeus imprint Apollo has acquired The Insomnia Museum, the debut novel from Welsh writer Laurie Canciani. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sphere wins auction for 'haunting' crime debut in six-figure deal

Sphere has won an auction for debut thriller writer Vanessa Savage in a six-figure deal for two books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rights Update: Swedish Crime Writer’s Debut Book Sells to 10 Territories

Lina Bengtsdotter's crime novel Annabelle is a hit with rights buyers. The book also has its own song by the author's sister and pop singer, Petra Brohäll. The post Rights Update: Swedish Crime Writer’s Debut Book Sells to 10 Territories appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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