Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Some bookish news!

 According to Deadline news Harper Collins have confirmed its big multimillion-dollar, multi-book deal with Michael Mann. Harper Collins is to be the “home” of Michael Mann books.  The first novel to be published will be a collaboration with The Cartel author Don Winslow. The novel will be about the complex relationship between two Organized Crime giants, Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana and will be published in 2017.  More information can be found here.
Also with London Book Fair starting today various things have been happening on the book front.
According to the Bookseller Trapeze’s commissioning editor Sam Eades has pre-empted a debut author’s killer crime series within 48 hours of receiving the manuscript.  The full news can be ready here.  The author is a former paramedic and the TV rights have also been bought by Sid Gentle whose adaptation of the Durrell’s is currently being shown on television.  The first book in the series is Ragdoll and will be published in January 2017 in hardback, e-book and audio.
In other book news Headline have bought the high concept thriller by Faber Academy graduate Felicia Yap entitled The Day After Yesterday.  Headline have also snapped another high concept thriller from debut author Nick Clarke Windo.  The book is entitled The Feed and is set in a near future world where people can download a social media feed directly to their brand. More information can be found here. The Feed is due to be published in 2018.
Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books also bought the world English rights to Norwegian crime writer Kjell Ola Dahl’s next two books in the Gunnarstranda series.  The two titles The Faithfull Friends and The Ice Swimmer will be published in 2017.  More information can be read here.
Fans of Alienst author Caleb Carr will welcome the news that he is to return to the series after 20 years. According to EW, Carr will return to the historical mystery with two new books. The first of the books is set 20 years after The Angels of Darkness.
Avon have bought Katerina Diamond’s two new psychological thrillers.
Fiona Barton’s novel The Widow is set for the screen with (according to the Bookseller) the TV rights being bought by the production company Playground.
Michael Joseph have also bought the trilogy Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by debut writer Chlo√© Esposito. Another Faber Academy graduate the first book in the series Mad is due to be published in June 2017.  More information from the Bookseller can be found here.
Jonathan Cape is due to publish a new book in September by Ian McEwan. The novel entitled The Nutshell is according to the Bookseller a classic story of murder and deceit.
In job news Alison Hennessey has moved from Harvill Secker to become editorial director of Bloomsbury Crime.  More information via The Bookseller can be found here.
Sandstone Press have also (according to booktrade info) signed second novels by German crime writer Volker Kutscher and David McCallum. The Silent Death is the second book in the Gereon Rath series and will be published in May 2017.  Provisionally entitled Once a Upon a Crooked Time is the second book in the Harry Murphy series by McCallum and it is to be published in mid-2017.
Mark Billingham is also to have three new novels published by Little Brown.   According to Booktrade info, the first of the three novels will be published in 2017.  His newest novel Die of Shame is due to be published on 5th May 2016.

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