Bookouture sign three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James

We are thrilled to announce a three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner acquired World English rights from Al Guthrie at The North Agency to three books in a new US-set crime series. The first book will publish in January 2020, with two more books in the same series following later in the year.

Helen said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ed James join Bookouture. Ed is an author I have always wanted to publish, so to get the opportunity to work on a new series with him is something quite special.

I knew from the moment I started reading the manuscript that I had to publish this book. In true Ed-style he has written a fast-paced, twisty crime thriller that had me unable to put the manuscript down until I had read the very last word. Ed is a master storyteller and is brimming with ideas for the rest of the series. I look forward to publishing the first one early next year.

Ed said,

I’ve been blown away by the success Bookouture has achieved with their authors over the past few years and I’m honoured and privileged to be joining their list.

My new series focuses on the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment unit based in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with action, suspense, twists and every parent’s worst fear – the abduction of their child.

I’m excited to be working with Helen Jenner and her team, and I’m grateful of the opportunity to bring something fresh to my readers and hopefully legions of new ones.

Al Guthrie said:

I’ve been a firm admirer of Bookouture’s smart and innovative publishing for a long time. It’s the perfect home for Ed James’s new series and we’re very much looking forward to bringing his terrific work to the attention of as many readers as possible on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Bookouture acquire two crime thriller novels from Dana Perry

We’re so excited today to share the news that we’ll be bringing you a new crime thriller series from Dana Perry.

Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights in two crime thriller novels by American author Dana Perry from Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates. The beginning of a new series, the first book will publish in November 2019, followed by a second in March 2020.

The story follows Manhattan-based crime reporter Jessie Tucker, who is investigating the murder of a young woman in Central Park. When the police gun down a suspect early on, it seems the case might die with him… even though the evidence points to a violent repeat offender still at large. Suddenly, it’s up to Jessie to track down the real killer before he finds his next victim.

Dana Perry said,

I love stories about the media, which is why I wrote my debut novel about a young woman newspaper reporter named Jessie Tucker who shockingly discovers that nothing about her own life is what it seems to be. And I’m delighted to be working with the terrific team at Bookouture on this – plus more Jessie Tucker to come in the very near future.

Kathryn Taussig said

I found Dana Perry’s debut novel unbelievably gripping – unputdownable and compelling until the last page. I think readers are going to love Jessie Tucker as much as I did, and the atmospheric New York setting is just the icing on the cake!

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We are thrilled today to share the fabulous news that we have re-signed contracts with some of your favourite Bookouture authors.  

Isobel Akenhead has acquired world rights two more psychological thrillers from the bestselling author of OUR LITTLE LIES, Sue Watson. THE SISTER-IN-LAW and PERFECT MATCH will both be published in 2020.

Isobel said:

I absolutely love working with Sue and am so thrilled we’ll be publishing more of her brilliant psychological thrillers in 2020. Sue has already proven herself as an author to watch out for in the genre. And, with her brilliant characterisation and incredible skill in building tension for maximum drama, both of these novels promise to be unmissable.

Sue said:

I always wanted to write a psychological thriller, but it took a brave and accomplished editor like Isobel Akenhead to help me move successfully into what was, for me a new and very different genre. I really love working with Isobel and the fabulous team at Bookouture and I’m incredibly excited to continue on my psychological thriller journey with the next two books.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner has acquired World All Language rights for three more books from gritty crime author Emma Tallon. Following on from the success of her first five books with Bookouture, the new contract will continue the current series.

Helen Jenner said:

I couldn’t be happier to be working with Emma again. She has created a brilliant crime series that keeps getting better and better. Emma has some great ideas for the new books and I can’t wait for her fans to see what she has in store for Anna and Freddie.

Emma Tallon said:

I’m over the moon to have signed a third contract to work with this fantastic publisher and also my amazing editor Helen Jenner. Feeling so grateful and happy that Helen and I get to continue working together and I’m also really looking forward to bringing more drama, colour and beautifully flawed characters into the world of crime fiction.

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Bookouture re-sign million-copy bestseller Patricia Gibney

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that ebook sensation Patricia Gibney has signed with Bookouture for two more police procedurals starring troubled detective Lottie Parker.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith acquired World English Language rights from Ger Nichol at The Book Bureau.

Vassar Smith said,

This new contract will mark Patricia’s 9th book with Bookouture. In just under two years she has achieved an incredible amount: sales of well over 1 million copies, a paperback top-5 hit in Ireland and a devoted army of fans, desperate to see what Lottie Parker does next. Patricia’s writing is raw and powerful with killers that you never forget and a detective you really root for. I’m so happy that she is staying with Bookouture – we can’t wait to push her to the next level.

Patricia Gibney said,

I am delighted to have the opportunity to write more Detective Lottie Parker novels for Bookouture. It has been an exciting writing process so far and I look forward to continuing to work with my editor Lydia Vassar-Smith and the team at Bookouture. I would like to thank my agent Ger Nichol and my readers for their continued support.

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Bookouture signs TV presenter and author Julia Roberts

We are SO EXCITED today to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired world rights for three books in a new detective series from TV presenter and author Julia Roberts.

The first book will publish in July 2019, with book two following in November 2019 and book three in April 2020.

Abigail said of the announcement,

I’m so excited to work with Julia on these books. As soon as I started reading her submission I was completely swept up in the writing, and with a twist-filled plot and compelling characters, I just know readers are going to love it too! Fans of Cara Hunter and Rachel Abbott will not want to miss this new series!

Julia said,

There is nothing more rewarding for a writer than a positive reaction when someone reads your work but when that reaction is from a commissioning editor with a publishing company you hold in high regard, it is doubly satisfying.

I’m delighted to have joined the Bookouture team and am really looking forward to working with Abigail Fenton whose enthusiasm for my writing is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to get started on book two in this series.

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Exciting news! More thrillers on the way from Kovach and Hood

WE ARE SO excited to be sharing news of the re-signing of two of your favourite thriller authors.  

Following the success of The Next Girl, Commissioning Editor, Helen Jenner, has signed a new deal with crime author, Carla Kovach. Three books in the Gina Harte series will publish in 2019 and 2020.

Helen says,

I am so excited to be working with Carla Kovach again. Her first two books have been so well received, particularly The Next Girl, which sat at the top of the UK iBooks charts for five weeks. And that really is testament to the world Carla has created for Detective Gina Harte. A clever mix of police procedural and psychological thriller, Carla’s books are tightly plotted with brilliantly shocking twists.

Carla says

I’m absolutely thrilled to receive a further three book deal with Bookouture! The past year has been one of the most amazing years of my life and I’m keen to get writing another three crime novels. It’s a total pleasure working with my fantastic editor, Helen, and the Bookouture publishing team. A big thank you to everyone who has bought my books, spread the word and supported me on this wonderful journey.

And in even more great news, Helen has also signed a new three book deal with D.K. Hood. Set in the dangerous fictional town of Black Rock Falls, all three books will continue the Kane and Alton series, with books scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

Helen says

Working with D.K. Hood is an absolute pleasure so I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with her. D.K.’s books are so brilliantly written and I can see from the reader reviews how beloved her two main characters are. Throw into the mix a fantastically dark and twisted town such as Black Rock Falls and I can see why reader love this series so much.

D.K. Hood says:

I’m thrilled to have signed another contract for more crime stories. Working with Helen and the Bookouture team is a dream come true. To be guided by wonderful people who really care is truly amazing.

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Bookouture sign new detective series from M. M. Chouinard

We are so very excited to share that Publishing Executive Leodora Darlington has acquired world rights for three books in a new detective series from M. M. Chouinard, a research psychologist with a PhD from Stanford.

M. Chouinard’s first book is an absolutely unputdownable crime thriller with psychological suspense that sees the newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier grapple with the responsibilities of her new position while trying to piece together her most difficult and dangerous case yet. The first title in the series will publish in May 2019, with book two following in September 2019 and book three in January 2020.

Leodora said of the announcement,

We’re exceptionally excited to be adding Michelle to our list of Bookouture authors. She has brought us a blinding new crime series with huge potential, and has used her specialist knowledge to provide us with richly complex and chilling characters. Her writing will have you reading her books in one sitting and sleeping with the lights on when you’re done! I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with this series and the lead character of Detective Jo Fournier as much as I have. Gripping, twisty and unputdownable—this is simply a series you won’t want to miss!

Michelle said of the announcement,

I’m beyond excited to be part of the Bookouture team! I know Leodora’s passion and skill will help make my novels the best they can be, and with so much talent at every level, the series couldn’t have a better home. I’m honoured and proud to be counted among the amazing authors here, and can’t wait for the world to meet Jo Fournier!

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Bookouture sign award-winning author and criminologist Jennifer Chase

We’re so very excited to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired world rights for three books in a new US detective series from award-winning author and criminologist Jennifer Chase.

The first book will publish in May 2019, with book two following in September 2019 and book three in January 2020.

Abigail said of the announcement,

I’m beyond thrilled to be welcoming Jennifer to the Bookouture list. I’ve been waiting for the perfect crime series for a while, and Jennifer has come up with a detective who bursts to life on the first page, as well as a plot full of twists and surprises. As a criminologist, Jennifer’s writing is authentic and packed with the kind of detail that will both shock and enthrall crime fans everywhere. I can’t wait to share these books with the world!

Jennifer said,

I am so excited to be one of the new writers for Bookouture! Every writer dreams of this wonderful opportunity. When I initially talked with Abigail, she was so enthusiastic about my work. I know that I’m in good hands with Abigail and the entire Bookouture team.

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Remarkable rags-to-riches tale for Black Country author who never thought she’d write again, as she sells three million copies of the Kim Stone detective series.

We are uber excited to share amazing news with you today.  

Angela Marsons’ crime detective series has surpassed three million sales in just over three years. A global phenomenon, the Detective Kim Stone series has been translated into twenty-six different languages worldwide, hitting the Kindle UK number one spot five times and selling over three million copies around the world.

Publisher, Claire Bord commented,

This is an incredible milestone for Angela and the Kim Stone series. To achieve this level of sales in such a short space of time is astonishing. Angela has a huge and growing fan-base of readers worldwide, with the Kim Stone titles featuring on bestseller lists in the US, Canada, Australia, France and Italy to name but a few. Seeing book nine in the series, Fatal Promise, rocket to the Kindle UK no.1 spot on pre-orders alone is a testament to her loyal readership and how invested readers are in Detective Kim Stone.

Angela Marsons said,

Never could I have imagined the Kim Stone series reaching three million sales. I still pinch myself every day that I get to do something I love and call it work. I am grateful to all the fabulous readers who have taken Kim Stone into their hearts and to the brilliant Bookouture team for trusting in both me and my stories.

Book nine in the Kim Stone series Fatal Promise will be released on 19th October this year.

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Bookouture signs three crime thrillers from Kerry Watts

We’re delighted to share the news that we have signed three crime thrillers from Kerry Watts.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner has acquired world rights for three books in a new Scottish-set detective series from crime author Kerry Watts.

The first book will be published in April 2019, with the other two books following in August 2019 and December 2019.

Helen said of the announcement,

I am delighted to be working with Kerry on this exciting new series. I read the first book in a day and was utterly gripped by her brilliant plotting. Kerry is a great writer and crime readers are in for a treat with this new series.

Kerry said,

I’m so pleased to have signed with Bookouture. I was completely blown away by Helen’s response to my first book and I’ve had to pinch myself several times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! I can’t wait to see my books published. It’s daunting but so exciting at the same time.

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Bookouture sign debut crime novelist Michael Scanlon

We are delighted to announce that debut crime novelist Michael Scanlon is joining Bookouture in a three book deal.

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired World rights in three novels, set in the fictional rural Irish town of Cross Beg, and introducing a charismatic new police detective in Finnegan Beck who’s struggling to adjust to small-town life after an unexpected demotion from the Dublin police. But then a teenage girl’s body is found… and he finds himself unable to stop himself getting involved.

Bookouture will publish in February 2019 followed by the second and third novels later in 2019.

Isobel Akenhead said,

Occasionally you read a debut so powerful and so assured that you can’t believe it’s the author’s first. The characters leap off the page, the rural Irish setting is so evocative, and the story so gripping and unexpected that readers will not be able to put it down. It’s one not to miss.

Michael Scanlon said,

It’s great to get this opportunity and I’d like to thank Isobel and the team at Bookouture for believing in my work. I’m nervous and excited all at the same time and hope people will like my book, that’s what’s most important to me.

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Marsons sells millionth copy of crime thriller Silent Scream

A MASSIVE congratulations goes out today to Angela Marsons, as she sells the millionth copy of crime thriller Silent Scream.

It’s a remarkable rags-to-riches tale for the Black Country author who never thought she’d write again.

  • Silent Scream has sold 1 million copies while in total the Kim Stone detective series has achieved close to 3 million sales.
  • A no.1 Kindle UK and Kindle US top 10 bestseller.
  • A global phenomenon: the Kim Stone series has been translated into 26 languages across the world. 

With money tight after being made redundant from her job of nineteen years, and with her disabled partner recovering from major surgery, Angela had hit rock bottom. After being turned down for a job in an Amazon warehouse, she was forced to sell their belongings and borrow from family members to pay the mortgage – the prospect of losing their home was a very real one.

To make matters worse, Angela’s dreams of becoming an author were crushed when she parted ways from a top London literary agency. The feedback from traditional publishers on her crime thriller series was always the same: ‘We love it… but not enough.’ Some worried about the Black Country setting, others that readers wouldn’t warm to her formidable, no-nonsense lead character, Detective Kim Stone. With her confidence shattered, Angela, who pens all her first drafts by hand, couldn’t even pick up a pencil to write.

In October 2014, Angela received an email. The reader she had worked with at the literary agency, Keshini Naidoo, was now a commissioning editor at a digital publisher, Bookouture – and would Angela be interested in publishing with them?

Angela says,

It was a lifeline for me – I didn’t have any expectations about what I’d sell, I thought maybe a couple of hundred copies, but I just wanted to see what readers thought. I wanted them to enjoy it.

Silent Scream has gone on to sell over a million copies and was the number one Amazon bestseller in the UK for over a month. It also reached the top 5 in the US and has secured rights deals in more than twenty-six countries, from Germany to Lithuania. Her follow-up novels, Evil Games, Lost Girls, Play Dead, Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones and Dying Truth have all hit the Amazon top ten, with many of them shooting straight to the Amazon No.1 spot on pre-orders alone.

It is the feedback from readers though that Angela has found most rewarding – with over 13,500 5-star reviews to date.

After the feedback that I’d had from traditional publishers, I was worried whether readers would be put off by the setting of my books – but I get emails every single day from readers all around the world telling me that they love Kim Stone and can’t wait for more. It’s so exciting to have that kind of feedback – I’ve been in tears more than once at the messages that I’ve received.

As for the financial benefits of becoming an international bestseller almost overnight, Angela says it is still sinking in.

The dream for me was always to write for a living, and I just feel so privileged that I can do that now. Every time I get a royalty payment, I have to pinch myself – it seems like lottery money to me. Never could I have imagined selling 3 million books. I am so lucky to work with such a talented team of people at Bookouture. From the wizard that is Oliver Rhodes to my supremely talented editor Keshini Naidoo and the unstoppable Publicity Manager, Kim Nash. Not only did they make all my dreams come true, they made new dreams and aspirations and then propelled me towards them, demonstrating a faith in me that I could only ever dream of. The last two years have been a journey of awe and discovery which continues to excite me every day. I remain truly thankful to the bloggers, reviewers and readers who have passionately supported both me and Kim Stone.

The massive eBook success of the Kim Stone books led to a major print deal for Angela’s first three novels with Bonnier Zaffre; more recently, Bookouture’s print partnership with Little, Brown Book Group’s Sphere imprint has continued her paperback success for the next books in the series, bringing a whole new audience through bookstores and supermarkets in the UK and worldwide.

As for what is next for Detective Kim Stone, Angela says that she’s full of ideas – and certainly won’t be killing her off any time soon.

I started writing because I felt like I had a story to tell. Kim Stone was the character for me who just wouldn’t go away, and I feel like I’m just at the start of her journey – there’s still plenty more to be revealed about her past as well as the next cases.

Angela’s advice for aspiring authors is simple:

I know it’s a cliché, but never give up. There’s always a chance that your luck will turn – and my rollercoaster ride is testament to that.

Global success:
• Top 100 Amazon hits in UK, US, Canada, Australia, France, Spain and India.

• Translation deals in Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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Bookouture publish twelve cosy mysteries from Betty Rowlands

We are beyond excited to announce that Bookouture have signed up twelve titles from cosy crime writer, Betty Rowlands. First published over twenty years ago, the Melissa Craig Mysteries remain a classic of the genre. We are thrilled to be able to introduce these utterly charming, page-turning murder mysteries to a new audience.

Murder at Hawthorn Cottage, the first book in this absolutely unputdownable series, will publish in August, with the next eleven books to following monthly intervals.

Commissioning Editor, Jessie Botterill says,

This is such an amazing opportunity to breathe new life into a much-loved series. I know readers are going to be hooked the moment they meet Melissa Craig, so it’s brilliant to be able to publish all the titles in quick succession.

Rolands’ agent, Julian Alexander at Lucas, Alexander, Whitley says,

We are delighted that Bookouture will be republishing Betty Rowlands’ charming and atmospheric Cotswold crime series.

Do join us later this afternoon when we’ll be revealing the cover of Murder at Hawthorn Cottage.  We can’t wait to share it with you!  And we’ll be celebrating both the signing and the cover reveal as always over on Facebook and Twitter.

USA Today Bestselling Author Leighann Dobbs to Bookouture

We are thrilled to announce that bestselling self-published author Leighann Dobbs has signed with Bookouture for a new series.

Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig acquired World all language and audio rights to the first three books in a new cosy crime series by Leighann Dobbs. Dobbs is the bestselling author of the Mystic Notch series and is a nine-time USA Today bestselling author.

The new series, set in Maine, USA, stars Josie, a middle-aged woman who impulse-buys a ramshackle seaside B&B, complete with two feisty resident cats. When the hotel’s first guest ends up dead, Josie and her feisty feline companions must solve the murder before another victim is targeted.

Taussig said,

Leighann’s writing is the perfect blend of mystery, wit and cats! I know old and new fans alike are going to love this new series. I can’t wait to work with Leighann, who is such a fabulous writer and has a real feel for her audience. Leighann’s talent combined with Bookouture’s digital reach looks set to be the puuurffeect partnership!

Dobbs said,

I’m thrilled to be working with Bookouture on this series and honored to join their list of authors. Kathryn’s interest in my work has been incredibly flattering and I look forward to working with her to bring this series to life.

Book 1 in the trilogy will be released in Spring 2019, followed by book 2 and 3 later in the year.

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Bookouture sign two four-book contracts with Kindle bestsellers Boland and Wyer

We are so excited to share the news that Bookouture have signed two four-book contracts with Kindle bestsellers Shalini Boland and Carol Wyer.  

Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World All Language rights including audio, film and TV for three new psychological thrillers by Kindle Top Ten bestseller Shalini Boland. Bookouture have also agreed a deal for the same rights for Boland’s previously self-published bestseller The Millionaire’s Wife hot on the heels of it being optioned for film by script writer Alanna Thompson.

The Secret Mother, Shalini Boland’s first title with Bookouture, has been a runaway success reaching number 2 in the US Kindle charts, number 9 in the UK, featuring on the USA Today bestseller list and selling in excess of 160,000 copies.

Natasha said,

Combining high concept ideas with gripping narrative, compelling characters and utterly jaw-dropping twists it’s easy to see why readers are so addicted to Shalini Boland’s novels. Watch this space!

Shalini said,

Signing with Bookouture has exceeded all my expectations. Natasha and the team are an absolute joy to work with and with their expertise The Secret Mother has achieved incredible sales and rankings.

Shalini Boland’s latest novel, The Child Next Door, has just published. This will be followed by The Silent Sister in July 2018 and the four books in her new contract are scheduled for release between summer 2018 and summer 2019.


Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith has acquired World all language rights for four new police procedurals from Bookouture Top 5 bestseller Carol Wyer.

Little Girl Lost, the first in Wyer’s Detective Robyn Carter series, published in January 2017 and was a huge commercial success for Bookouture reaching number 2 in the UK kindle charts. The series has since gone on to sell over 300,000 copies.

The new deal introduces Wyer’s readers to a new series detective, DI Natalie Ward, and The Birthday, the story of two girls abducted from a children’s birthday party, publishes in September 2018.

Lydia said,

Carol knows what the market wants. Her police procedurals are jam-packed with suspense with engaging detectives and terrifying serial killers and her reviews are astonishing – readers can’t get enough. We are so delighted to be bringing this exciting new series to Bookouture.

Carol responded,

I am elated to have been signed by Bookouture for four further thrillers and to be working again with Lydia Vassar-Smith. I really couldn’t ask for a better publisher or team and am genuinely looking forward to the coming months.

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Bookouture re-sign Crime and Psychological Thriller Authors

We are delighted to share the news that we’ve signed contracts with a number of your favourite crime and psychological writers so there’ll be lots more gripping thrillers coming your way.

Publishing Director Jenny Geras is thrilled to acquire two more crime thrillers from Victoria Jenkins, author of top-five bestseller The Girls in the Water through Anne Williams at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency.

Richard Parker has signed a contract for two books and Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig is thrilled to be bringing you a series of London-based action thrillers featuring a detective that we know you are going to love reading about.

Associate Publisher Keshini Naidoo has acquired three new books from Helen Phifer.  We will be bringing you the third book in the DI Lucy Harwin series later this year and then another two books in a brand new series which we are really excited to be publishing in 2019.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith, who has returned to work following maternity leave, is delighted to be publishing another two stand-alone psychological thrillers from Jess Ryder through Rowan Lawton at Furniss Lawton.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner is delighted to have signed author DK Hood for a further three books in the popular Detectives Kane and Alton series, set in small-town Montana.

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Bookouture sign three crime thrillers from debut author Chris Merritt

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner has signed a three-book deal with debut author Chris Merritt for a new detective thriller series set in London, via his agent Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.

The series follows British-Ghanaian Met detective Monty Boateng and his pursuit of the man responsible for killing his daughter. The first book, The Murder List, will publish in March 2018, with two further titles scheduled for 2018-2019.

Helen said of the announcement,

I was blown away by The Murder List. The moment I began reading, I knew I had discovered a great writing talent in Chris Merritt. His attention to detail, the complex plotting and thrilling sense of pace are brought together under the watchful eye of Monty Boateng – a music-loving, devoted family man and all-around brilliant detective. Set in the grimy backstreets of South London, this is a fantastic debut novel.

Chris Merritt said,

As a psychologist in the NHS, I’ve treated both victims and perpetrators of crime. This inspired me to write a thriller that explores how people cope with losing family members to violence, and the desire they often feel for revenge. Having lived in London for many years, I also wanted to tell a story that reflects London’s diversity, and take readers on a journey through parts of the city that they may not know exist. I’m delighted to be working with Helen Jenner and the team at Bookouture to bring The Murder List to life.

Charlie Viney has already optioned television and film rights through 11th Hour Films and has sold audio rights to Audible.

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Bookouture sign American crime author Lisa Regan

Commissioning Editor, Jessie Botterill, signs up American author, Lisa Regan, for three-book deal.

The Vanishing Girls, the first book in a crime series featuring Detective Josie Quinn, will be published in January 2018, with two more books in the series to follow in the same year.

Jessie said,

Lisa’s was the first manuscript I read when I joined the Bookouture team, and I couldn’t believe I had stumbled across something so brilliant, so quickly! We’ve been working together ever since to come up with the perfect, damaged, but brilliant, heroine for a new series. At Bookouture, we’re always on the lookout for strong new US talent; Lisa’s book ticks all the boxes and I know that the Josie Quinn series will find many fans.

Lisa added,

I’m so excited to be joining the Bookouture family. As a reader, I have long been a fan of the excellent titles they publish. As a writer, it is a thrill to be working with such an amazing team. I can’t wait for my readers to meet Josie Quinn.

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Bookouture sign two more books with crime writer Casey Kelleher

We’re overjoyed to announce that Bookouture have signed a further two-book contract with crime writer Casey Kelleher, author of bestselling thrillers The Promise and The Taken, as well as the forthcoming The Betrayed.

Associate Publisher, Keshini Naidoo, said of the deal,

Casey’s writing is truly in a class of its own. Her novels of strong women entangled in the gritty underbelly of society are utterly addictive – I always look forward to seeing what she has come up with next! I couldn’t be more excited to be publishing another two books and know that her fans will be delighted too.

Casey responded,

After receiving such an incredible response from my readers regarding my last three books, I am delighted to sign up with Bookouture for another two novels. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work alongside my fantastic editor Keshini Naidoo and the rest of the Bookouture team.

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Bookouture sign crime thriller author Kierney Scott

In her first acquisition for Bookouture, Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner is thrilled to announce the signing of Kierney Scott in a World rights deal for three books in a new American crime thriller series.

Jenner said

I’m delighted to make Kierney my first signing at Bookouture. She’s a smart and incredibly talented author who has written a brilliant first book in what will be a compelling new crime series. I was immediately gripped by Kierney’s writing and I can’t wait to help to bring FBI Special Agent Jess Bishop to other readers.

Kierney Scott said

I am thrilled to be working with Helen Jenner to bring Jessica Bishop’s story to readers.  The farther I dove into the series the more I wanted it to be published with Bookouture. They have assembled  an amazing group of people and I’m honoured  to be joining such a great team.

The first book will publish in December 2017 and the following two in 2018.

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