Canongate snaps up werewolf trilogy

<p>Canongate has acquired a trilogy of werewolf thriller novels by Glen Duncan in a pre-emptive deal.</p><p>Francis Bickmore, acquiring editor at Canongate, bought world rights (excluding North America) for an undisclosed sum from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.</p><p>Bickmore said: &quot;Glen Duncan&#39;s slathery thriller is a wickedly original hybrid of noir and horror.&quot; The three titles tell of Jacob Marlowe, a sophisticated werewolf and the last of his kind, who, after 200 years of &quot;full moon fever&quot; finds his life on the line.</p><p>The trilogy is as yet untitled. The first title will be published on 19th January 2011&mdash;&quot;the first full moon of next year&quot;.</p><p>Canongate has so far sold North American, &shy;Italian, Australia and New Zealand and Brazilian rights. Duncan&#39;s previous novels have been published by Penguin, Granta, Isis and Simon &amp; Schuster. <br /> </p><p>&nbsp;</p>