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21.04.11 | Charlotte Williams
Headline senior commissioning editor Alexander Hope has scooped up a double
set of two-book deals, for titles from debut authors Matthew Quirk and Claire McGowan.
Hope bought thriller The Five Hundred, as well as a second book, by Quirk, acquiring British Commonwealth rights from Nancy Wiese at Hachette US. The book follows Mike Ford, a reformed confidence man who is recruited to join a "cut-throat" Washington DC consulting firm.
Hope has also bought world rights for The Fall and a second novel by McGowan, through Francesca Barrie at Johnson and Alcock.
The Fall is set in London, and focuses on how two women from different backgrounds are brought together by an act of violence that leaves a man dead. Hope called it "brilliantly conceived and utterly compelling", and Headline will publish in early 2012.