Saturday, 13 January 2007

New crime buy for Quercus

QUERCUS PUBLISHING, issued a statement saying that it expects “to deliver better than expected results, both in sales turnover and in operating profits, for the 12 months to 31 December 2006”, has acquired an author whom it believes is set to join the ranks of British crime-writing greats.
Publisher Sue Freestone has taken on Elena Forbes, a former investment banker whose debut Die With Me will introduce readers to DI Mark Tartaglia and pathologist Fiona Blake. The novel is set in the London suburb of Barnes, which in Forbes’ hands is “as vivid as Morse’s Oxford”, while Tartaglia has “the charisma and complexity of a Rebus or Wexford”. The book is part of “a very decent” two-book deal, and independent TV production company Windfall, which is pitching a documentary about the making of a bestseller, is filming Forbes as she goes through the editorial process.

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