C&R signs McGilloway

C&R signs McGilloway

Constable & Robinson has acquired two new novels from crime writer Brian McGilloway, with the author moving from Pan Macmillan, where he was published by Macmillan New Writing, for the new titles.

Publisher James Gurbutt bought two novels featuring series character DS Lucy Black from Jennifer Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge and White for world rights, all languages.

The first novel will be the sequel to Little Girl Lost, which sold more than 180,000 in its e-book edition.

Digital and communications director Rob Nichols said: "We hope he will continue to sell very strongly through e, and we are confident we can grow his print sales. We are ambitious for both, and we think he will travel well."