Bookouture has signed crime writer Anna-Lou Weatherley for three new psychological thrillers.
Publisher Claire Bord has agreed a new deal for World English language rights for three new novels from Darley Anderson at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency.
Weatherley’s previous bestsellers with Bookouture include The Couple on Cedar Close and her latest release, The Stranger’s Wife, which, according to the publisher's figures, have each sold over 100,000 copies. The Stranger’s Wife remained in the Amazon Kindle UK top 100 for six months after publication.
Bord said: "I’m absolutely thrilled that we will be publishing a further three thrillers with Anna-Lou. She is such a talented writer who brings a distinctive edge to every one of her books. Her incredible reviews are a real testament to that."
Weatherley said: "It’s just wonderful and incredible to be writing another three psychological thrillers with the brilliant team at Bookouture. I’m completely honoured to be working with such a great publisher and team of people, notably my fantastic editor Claire Bord – and also with the support of my wonderful agent, Darley Anderson. I’m extremely excited about the future and am looking forward to creating more unsettling, dark and hopefully heart-stopping (though not literally) thrillers for readers to enjoy."
Anderson added: "No agent and no publisher could ask for a nicer person or a more talented professional to work with than Anna-Lou. Her highly successful partnership with Bookouture will continue to go from strength to strength with this new three-book deal"’
Weatherley's previous three books have featured Detective Dan Riley and her forthcoming books will continue his storyline, the publisher said. The first book in the new contract will be released in January 2022. The subsequent two books will follow in January 2023 and January 2024 respectively.