Some book news including news from Frankfurt!
Mantle publisher Maria Rejt has also picked up the worldwide rights to a crime trilogy by Norwegian historian Olav Lahlum. Mantle plan to publish all three books in 2014.
HarperCollins imprint Avon has snapped up a series of self-published novels by British author Mark Sennen. His Detective Inspector Charlotte Savage books which are police procedurals set in Plymouth and Dartmouth have already sold over seventy-three thousand e-copies in the UK and have spent 250 days in the Kindle bestseller chart. Avon plan to publish Touch the first of the three crime novels that bought initially as an ebook in January 2013, followed by a paperback in April.
Headline have picked up four new crime novels by crime writer Anne Granger. Two of the titles will be in her Cotswold village crime series, featuring detective duo Campbell and Carter; two will be in her Victorian crime series, including Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie. The first title in the new contract is lined up for July 2014.
HarperFiction have signed a three-book deal with historical novelist Harry Sidebottom, for a series of novels charting the bloodshed of Imperial Rome. The author will write three books in a series called Throne of the Caesars, with the first title, Iron and Rust, planned for publication in spring 2014. This series will be set around the tumultuous "Year of the Six Emperors" in 238 A.D. He is best known for his Warrior of Rome series, published by Michael Joseph.
Headline have also pre-empted world rights for two books by author Stephen Jones. The first book The String Diaries has been described as “a captivating supernatural thriller which follows a historical mystery to its nail-biting contemporary conclusion”.