HarperCollins has signed another three novels from C S Green in a deal for a new crime series.
Phoebe Morgan, editorial director at HarperFiction, acquired world all language rights in a new deal struck with Mark Stanton at the North Literary Agency.
C S Green is the alter ego of author Cass Green, whose debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a number one e-book bestseller and her second, In A Cottage, In A Wood was a Sunday Times top ten and USA Today bestseller. Don’t You Cry and The Killer Inside (published by HarperCollins) are her other standalone thrillers.
HarperFiction will launch her new novel in hardback in March 2021. The "ground-breaking" new crime series will follow DC Rose Gifford and the Uncharted Crimes Investigation Team, a division of the Metropolitan police that investigates supernatural and unexplainable crimes.
"In book one, a young woman is found dead in her bed after suffering from night terrors, and it falls to Rose to investigate," reads the synopsis. "But Rose has spent her life dealing with nightmares from the past – and they’re rearing their head once again."
Green said: "I’m so excited to be working on this new series with the brilliant Phoebe Morgan. HarperCollins has done such a good job with my four standalone thrillers that I can’t wait to see what they do with Rose!"
Morgan added: "I couldn’t be more thrilled to be launching C.S Green into the world – she is a hugely talented writer who captivates you from the word go. I’ve always been utterly fascinated by sleep disorders so this is the perfect series for me, and I can’t wait to introduce Rose to readers."
Green is also an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride (Picadilly), won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks was recommended on Radio 4’s Open Book programme and Hold Your Breath won the Oldham Book Award. She is the writer in residence at East Barnet School and teaches crime fiction at City University and children’s fiction for Writers and Artist’s Yearbook. Through BookScan, Green has sold 66,764 books for £243,080, with her bestseller In a Cottage, In a Wood, at 43,995 copies sold in paperback.