Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two new books by Erin Kelly.
Hodder’s Crime and Thriller publisher Ruth Tross, who acquired British and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Sarah Ballard at United Agents, said she was "so glad that we will be able to build on her brilliant most recent success for many years to come".
Kelly's debut The Poison Tree was a Richard & Judy pick and an ITV drama, which she followed up with the novels The Sick Rose, The Burning Air and The Ties that Bind as well as the Broadchurch novelisation. Her latest novel, He Said/ She Said spent six weeks at number one in the Kindle charts over the summer and, according to Hodder, has now sold more than 200,000 copies across all editions.
He Said/ She Said, which comes out in paperback next year, has been optioned for television by Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Entertainment, and has sold in nine further territories, including St Martins in the US, Fischer in Germany, Editions Bragelonne in France and People’s Press in Denmark, via Margaret Halton and Georgina Le Grice at United Agents.
Tross commented: "Erin was a favourite author of mine before I became her editor, and as the many, many fans of He Said/ She Said will know, she delivers excellent writing, intriguing characters, shocking twists and a fantastic reading experience all round."