Harvill Secker is delighted to announce that award-winning crime writer DENISE MINA is joining the imprint.
Harvill Secker to publish standalone novel in March 2017 and launch a new crime fiction series in 2018.
Alison Hennessey, Senior Editor at Harvill Secker, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Peter Robinson at Rogers, Coleridge & White, for the standalone novel The Long Drop, publishing March 2017, and the first in a brand new crime series for 2018.
The Long Drop is an atmospheric literary thriller about Peter Manuel, a real-life serial killer in 1950s Glasgow, and a deeply unsettling night he spent with the husband and father of two of his victims before his arrest. Not only a brilliant character study of two men and a gripping retelling of a famous trial that saw women queueing overnight to attend, Denise Mina captures a point in time as Glasgow changes for ever.
An exclusive early extract is available to read today on NetGalley: http://netgal.ly/RLhFhz. For instructions on how to join NetGalley, click here.Denise Mina says: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining Harvill Secker, home to some of the finest contemporary crime writing. I look forward to a long, jolly and successful association.’
Alison Hennessey, Senior Editor, says: ‘I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Denise to the Harvill Secker list. I have been a huge admirer of hers for years and with The Long Drop she has produced her best work yet – a compelling and unnerving literary thriller, laced with brilliant vignettes and wonderfully black humour that is destined to be one of the must-reads of 2017; I can’t wait to share it with readers.’
Liz Foley, Publishing Director, says: 'We have long admired Denise's work so this really is a dream come true for us at Harvill Secker and Vintage. The Long Drop is a completely brilliant, captivating book that I still can't stop thinking about and everyone here is extremely excited about preparing for our publication.’