Bookouture signs self-published duo Vargus and McBain

Bookouture signs self-published duo Vargus and McBain

Digital imprint Bookouture is publishing the first three books in a new crime series by a million-copy-selling Kindle duo.

Creators of the bestselling Violet Danger series, self-published co-authors of over 20 novels L T Vargus pictured and Tim McBain were approached by associate publisher Jessie Botterill.

Together they developed a new crime series set on Salem Island about a private detective haunted by the voice of her dead sister. The first title in the new series with Bookouture will publish in 2020, with the next two books following in quick succession. 

Vargus and McBain said: "We are so pumped to be joining forces with Bookouture. Their approach to publishing is truly unique, and the results speak for themselves. With the help of Jessie Botterill and the rest of the team, we think this will be our best series yet."

Botterill said: "The moment I heard the pitch for this new series, my jaw hit the floor. I knew instantly that combining Vargus and McBains’ pulse-pounding writing with this standout twist on the genre could only be a winning combination. I’m beyond excited to be working with them, about growing their huge readership even further, and their bright future with Bookouture."