Canongate has signed a mystery thriller by Peter Ackroyd.
Senior commissioning editor Hannah Knowles acquired world rights to Mr Cadmus from Sonia Land at Sheil Land Associates. Canongate will publish Mr Cadmus in hardback on 1st October 2020.
Set in the idyllic English village of Little Camborne, the novel follows the story of two cousins, Miss Finch and Miss Swallow, whose normal, conventional life is being disrupted by the arrival Theodore Cadmus.
Knowles said: “Mr Cadmus is a delicious, darkly glittering jewel of a novel and a riot to read. It goes without saying that getting to work with such a powerhouse of a writer as Peter is an honour; what I hadn’t anticipated was that it was also such an incredible amount of fun.”
Ackroyd added: "In Mr Cadmus I have moved from the city to the country, but I thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue and suspense it provoked."