Associate Publisher, Keshini Naidoo, has signed bestselling crime authors Casey Kelleher and Helen Phifer to the Bookouture list.
Keshini said of the acquisition,
I have long been an admirer of both Casey and Helen’s fiction, and am absolutely thrilled to be bringing them both to the Bookouture crime list. Both writers have already amassed huge readerships and I’m looking forward to building upon that, as well as introducing them to a whole new army of fans!
‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed a three-book deal with Bookouture. After hearing so many amazing things about Keshini and the rest of the Bookouture family, I feel really privileged to be part of the team!
I just can’t wait to publish Casey’s first Bookouture title in autumn 2016 – featuring her trademark blend of strong women and dark deeds, this superb stand-alone novel will be a must-read for fans of gritty, authentic, crime fiction.
Helen said of the publishing deal
I’m beyond excited to be joining the Bookouture Crime Squad. I’ve been watching these amazing publishers grow from strength to strength and I can’t wait to work with the fabulous team.
Helen has already created a hugely successful series with her Annie Graham novels, but I’m thrilled at the prospect of taking her into even darker territory with gripping and utterly terrifying serial-killer fiction!
Helen’s first novel on the Bookouture list will be published in 2017.