Hodder launches Mulholland Books

Hodder launches Mulholland Books

<p>Hodder &amp; Stoughton has launched a new fiction imprint, Mulholland Books, focusing on suspense fiction and will publish in partnership with the imprint of the same name at Little, Brown US.<br /><br />Mulholland Books will be headed up by Anne Clarke as editor, with Nick Sayers as publisher, Katie Hall as digital marketing executive, and Kerry Hood as publicity director. <br /><br />The imprint will publish titles in the suspense fiction genre including crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories and supernatural suspense and will launch simultaneously in the UK and the US next spring. The publisher said the new imprint will bring new American thriller writers to a UK and international audience, as well as seeking out a select number of British crime authors.<br /><br />It will launch in May 2011 with crime thriller <em>Guilt by Association</em> by Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the O J Simpson trial.<br /><br />Clarke said: &quot;I&#39;m thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project, and I think Marcia Clark has given us the perfect book with which to launch our list. Marcia is a talented writer who combines incredible pace and energy with extremely engaging characters, and I can&#39;t wait to publish her book and get the new imprint off to a thundering start.&quot;<br /><br />Mulholland Books will publish eight to 12 hardbacks and eight to 12 paperback original fiction titles a year. The publisher said it plans to &quot;develop a global online community of crime and thriller readers through online marketing and the use of social media, and to supply that community with regular publications of compelling, fast-paced, page-turning reads&quot;.</p>