So after bumping into Paul Cleave over the years on his visits to Theakston’s Harrogate, we were delighted to receive this news from Kerry Hood of Mulholland UK / Hodder and Stoughton.
Mulholland Books are delighted to announce the acquisition of TRUST NO ONE and seven Christchurch-set crime novels. Ruth Tross acquired British Commonwealth rights excluding ANZ from Kevin Chapman at Upstart Press.
TRUST NO ONE is about a crime writer with early onset Alzheimer’s, who becomes increasingly uncertain whether the novels he remembers are fictional… particularly when bodies start being found in real life.
Paul Cleave is the three-time winner of the Ngaio Marsh Award, whose novels have been praised by Mark Billingham, SJ Watson, Simon Kernick and many others.
Ruth Tross said, ‘Paul Cleave has one of the darkest, sharpest and wittiest imaginations in crime, and I’m delighted to be publishing the bulk of his work in the UK for the first time. From merciless serial killers to maverick cops to confused and possibly murderous writers, his books will show you an entirely different side of New Zealand.’
Mulholland will publish TRUST NO ONE as a paperback original in July this year, with the other six titles out in autumn in ebook.
You never know what’s coming around the curve.
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