William Heinemann has signed a final book featuring Charlie Resnick from crime writer John Harvey.
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon aquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens Rubenstein.
The novel, Darkness, Darkness, is set in Nottingham, and sees Resnick revisiting a cold case focused around the 1984 miner's strike.
Sandon said: "John lived and worked in Nottingham during the strike and witnessed the strife first hand. His depiction of the violence and anger which not only divided a community but set brothers, husbands , wives and entire families against one another is both wholly authentic and riveting. I’m extremely sad to know that this is Resnick’s last appearance."
Resnick first appeared 1989, and his since appeared in a further 10 novels, being translated into more than 20 languages. Harvey was awarded the Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2007.
Darkness, Darkness will be published in hardback in May 2014 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the strike. It will be published as a paperback in autumn 2014 by Arrow.