Egmont has signed a two-book deal with debut YA thriller writer Holly Jackson.
The first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, is set in a town consumed by the murder of a local school girl. Pippa Fitz-Adeleke decides to re- examine the case for a school project but uncovers dangerous secrets that threaten her own world.
Egmont acquired world rights from Sam Copeland at Rogers, Coleridge & White and will publish on the Electric Monkey list on 19th May 2019. A second stand-alone will follow in 2020.
Editorial director Lindsey Heaven said: “Holly is a stunning new voice in YA thriller fiction. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is as addictive as the Serial podcasts and as hooky and clever as the very best crime blockbusters. Every plot twist had the entire team enthralled and WhatsApping each other throughout the night! We’re very proud to have Holly and this book on our Electric Monkey list.”