According to the Bookseller Harper Collins have bought the book that inspired Agatha Christie to write her best-selling play The Mousetrap. The book Someone to Love Us by Terence O’Neill was picked up from Harper Collins writer website authonomy. More information can be found here.
Not content with being a best selling author James Patterson is now branching out into comics. According to Patterson first up for release will be a five-part comic series based on the writer's best-selling young-adult novel Witch & Wizard. More information can be found here. Patterson has gone into partnership to create comic books and graphic novels with IDW Publishing.
With fans and fellow writers still mourning the death of Dick Francis, Penguin (via The Bookseller) have indicated that they will be celebrating the life of the author with the publication of his latest book Crossfire in September.