Gray in new Sphere deal

Sphere has acquired two further novels from crime writer Alex Gray, which continue the author's Glasgow-based series featuring detective inspector Lorimer and psychologist Solly Brightman.

Editor Caroline Hogg bought world rights through Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates, with the titles to be published in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Hogg said: "With their superb storytelling, brilliant characterisation, and sure sense of place, Alex's novels just keep on getting better and better. Everyone at Sphere is excited about her potential reach to yet more readers."