Crime writer Kia Abdullah has teamed up with an indie bookshop to donate profits from all pre-orders placed through her website to food bank charity the Trussell Trust.
Abdullah has teamed up with Yorkshire bookshop Castle Hill, which will fulfil pre-orders, to raise funds. She said she is aiming for 2,000 pre-orders ahead of the September publication date to help support The Trussell Trust.
Her forthcoming novel Next of Kin (HarperCollins) is a courtroom drama in which a London architect goes on trial after accidentally leaving her nephew in her car on the hottest day of the year. Those who pre-order the book will receive a signed hardback, including postage and packaging to the UK, while also helping to support the charity.
Abdullah said: “The Trussell Trust has provided a record 2.5 million food parcels to people in crisis in the past year. As someone who grew up in one of the UK’s worst areas for child poverty, this is an issue close to my heart and I’m extremely proud and grateful to be given this opportunity to help.”
Stuart Cole, owner of Castle Hill, said: “We are delighted to be working with Kia on this project. She writes compulsive legal thrillers as evidenced by our myriad customers who are eagerly awaiting her next release. We hope that those new to Kia’s work will also get behind this project not only to support the cause but because it guarantees a cracking read.”
Abdullah added: “It’s been a tough year for bookshops so 2,000 pre-orders is an extremely lofty target, but we want to aim high.”
Readers can pre-order a signed copy of Next of Kin on the author's site or call Castle Hill Bookshop on 01748 824 243.
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