Mon, 15/04/2013 - 14:05
Author Ian Rankin has confirmed that his new novel will again feature series character John Rebus, and will be entitled Saints of the Shadow Bible.
Rankin made the announcement over Twitter from Waterstones bookshop in Inverness where he was holding an event this morning (15th April).
Rankin brought back Rebus after...
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 12:01
Angry Robot crime imprint Exhibit A has signed two new novels from award-winning journalist Terry Irving.
Exhibit A commissioning editor Emlyn Rees bought world English, translation and dramatisation rights to Irving’s novel Courier, as well as an as-yet-unnamed sequel, from Dean Krystek at Word Link USA.
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 07:30
Independent publisher Accent Press has signed a 10-book deal with crime author Jean G Goodhind.
It will publish her collection of Honey Driver novels as paperbacks in the UK for the first time, after buying English language rights for the UK, Commonwealth and USA. The books are based on Goodhind’s own experiences as a hotelier...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 09:00
Two of crime's biggest names will work together for the first time next year when Peter James and Ian Rankin have their most famous creations—DS Roy Grace and DI John Rebus—teaming up to look into a long-unsolved murder.
James and Rankin have co-written "In the Nick of Time" for a charity anthology for...
Wed, 13/03/2013 - 09:45
W H Smith is to support the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, in a three-year partnership with Harrogate International Festivals.
The partnership will include a month-long nationwide campaign in 600 W H Smith bookshops for the crime fiction award longlist, announced on 7th May. A second month-long campaign will...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 14:52
A new prize for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year, the Petrona Award, has announced its first shortlist.
The award has been set up to celebrate the work of online crime fiction reviewer and blogger Maxine Clarke, who died last December. Clarke named her online persona and blog Petrona.
The shortlist for the 2013 award...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 11:46
Headline has acquired two novels by debut author Sarah Hilary, with the first book to be the beginning of a new crime series.
Deputy publishing director for fiction Vicki Mellor bought British Commonwealth and European, non-exclusive Canada, rights in the novels from Jane Gregory of Gregory & Co. The series will feature D K Marnie...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 08:50
Constable & Robinson has consolidated its crime fiction into a single imprint, C&R Crime. The imprint is branded with a new logo [pictured], and will be supported by dedicated website crcrime.co.uk.
Editorial director Krystyna Green, who previously published crime fiction under the separate...
Wed, 20/02/2013 - 09:20
Crime writer Patricia Cornwell has won $50.9m (£33.2m) in a lawsuit against her former financial management company for negligence in the handling of her finances, and loss of earnings when she failed to meet a book deadline due to their actions.
Wed, 30/01/2013 - 07:00
The Chosen Dead author and "Kavanagh QC" scriptwriter M R Hall has launched a free online crime-writing course, with a competition for crime-writers.
Seven Secrets of Successful Crime Writing comprises a series of weekly videos, each covering a different aspect of crime writing including such "secrets" as...