Three HarperCollins divisions have pre-empted rights to Miss Treadway and the Fields of Stars, Miranda Emmerson’s début.
The UK’s 4th Estate, Harper Books US and HarperCollins Canada pre-empted the title from Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson.
Set in 1960s London, it is a “darkly beguiling” mystery set against the backdrop of the Moors murders, political scandal and the aftermath of the Notting Hill riots. Publication is scheduled for spring 2017.
UK and Commonwealth rights went to 4th Estate, with North American and Canadian rights secured within 48 hours of submission.