Quercus acquires Hull-set crime novel

Publication Date: Wed, 06/04/2011 - 14:24 Quercus has won a "keenly contested" auction to a debut literary crime novel set in Hull and East Yorkshire. Editor Jon Riley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada to The Dark Winter from Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann in a two-book deal. Written by Yorkshire Post crime reporter David Mark, The Dark Winter is set in the area and follows Highland-born DS Aector McAvoy who is "obsessed with a need to understand the true nature of people". read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #keenly contested #oliver munson #blake friedmann #true nature

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Quercus acquires Hull-set crime novel'


Quercus wins Yorkshire-set cosy crime series at auction

Quercus has won at auction three books in a new Yorkshire-set "cosy crime" series by author Helen Cox. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cosy crime


Bookouture's Thread acquires memoirs and true crime

Bookouture has acquired four memoirs and its first true crime story for its new non-fiction imprint, Thread. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-05 19:04:16 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #true crime


Quercus acquires 'alternative post-war history' from C J Carey

Quercus will publish C J Carey's Widowland, a feminist dystopian novel set in a 1950s Nazi-ruled Britain. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-01 21:18:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #quercus acquires


John Murray acquires debut set in all-girls boarding school

John Murray has acquired Emily Layden's debut novel All Girls, already optioned by HBO, exploring assault, consent and "what it means to be a young female in today’s world". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 22:43:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #john murray


Quercus acquires English teacher's 'chilling' Brontë reworking

Quercus has acquired The Deception of Harriet Fleet, a historical fiction debut set in the landscape of County Durham, described as a "recasting of Jane Eyre" that is "chilling, dark and brimming with suspense". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-28 07:05:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #historical fiction #jane eyre


New direction for crime writer V B Grey with Quercus

Crime writer Isabelle Grey is publishing a new novel with Quercus, Tell Me How It Ends, exploring the relationship between two women who share a dark past. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-19 20:22:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #dark past #crime writer


Quercus acquires 'provocative' 28-day guide to anti-racism

Quercus has acquired the “provocative” 28-day guide to anti-racism and recognising white privilege by Layla Saad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-28 07:07:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #quercus acquires


Joffe Books acquires 350-strong Robert Hale crime and fiction list

Indie publisher Joffe Books has acquired the 350-strong Robert Hale crime and general fiction list from the Crowood Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #fiction list


Aberdeen is the perfect setting for crime fiction

Crime author Stuart McBride discusses Aberdeen's growing "artistic and cultural expertise", ahead of new literary festival Granite Noir. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #crime fiction


HQ acquires three crime novels from digital author O'Sullivan

Digital author Darren O'Sullivan will join the HQ Fiction list after the HarperCollins imprint acquired three of his crime novels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #crime novels #hq acquires


Gollancz acquires new Aaronovitch novella set in Germany

Orion's SFF imprint Gollancz has acquired a new Ben Aaronovitch novella, The October Man, which extends the Rivers of London universe to Germany. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Mantle acquires two historical crime leads in 'hotly contested' auction

Mantle has acquired two historical crime thrillers by debut author Laura Shepherd-Robinson in a "hotly contested" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hotly contested #mantle acquires


'Atmospheric' Inverness-set crime series to Harvill Secker after auction

Harvill Secker has snapped up rights to a new "page-turning and atmospheric" crime series set around Inverness by G R Halliday, following a "hotly-contested" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #harvill secker


Quercus acquires 'rare' debut Our Child of the Stars

Quercus imprint Jo Fletcher Books has acquired a cross-genre debut set in 1960s America, called Our Child of the Stars, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #quercus acquires


Quercus wins three-way auction for Icelandic crime

Quercus’ upmarket imprint riverrun has acquired a true crime book about “bizarre Icelandic disappearances” by a BBC producer following a three-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bbc producer


Constable signs Neil Broadfoot to pen new Stirling-set crime series

Constable has signed crime writer Neil Broadfoot in a three-book deal to write a new contemporary series set in Stirling in Scotland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Ebury acquires true-crime memoir on catching a murderer

Ebury Press has acquired Catching a Serial Killer by former Detective Sergeant Stephen Fulcher - a true-crime memoir about the manhunt for murderer Christopher Halliwell. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebury press


Crime Pays in the UK: Could It Have to do With the Setting?

Not to say that it's something in the water, it's often noticed by international observers that the two major publishing markets have different entertainment-genre priorities. The Americans love love. For the Brits, good literature is murder. The post Crime Pays in the UK: Could It Have to do... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #good literature #crime pays


Quercus acquires domestic noir thriller by Heathcote

Quercus is to publish domestic noir novel Undertow by Psychologies magazine associate editor Elizabeth Heathcote. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |