HarperCollins to publish digital exclusives from MacBride

Stuart MacBride is to write two digital exclusive projects after signing a deal with HarperCollins. Sarah Hodgson, deputy publishing director, bought rights from Philip Patterson at Marjacq Scripts. The first book, Sawbones, will be published as an e-book on 24th October.

MacBride wrote the US-set novella several years ago aimed at reluctant readers. Between 1st-12th December 2011, HarperCollins will publish 12 Days of Winter, a series of 12 interlinked crime stories. The full collection will go on sale on the 12th, as well as a downloadable audio edition.

Hodgson said: "Sawbones and 12 Days of Winter have given him the opportunity to showcase different aspects of his writing but they both retain his unique wit and acerbic viewpoint. I’m very excited to be publishing them, and I’m sure his many fans will love them."