Hodder & Stoughton will publish two new standalone thrillers from Will Dean.
Jo Dickinson, publisher of the crime and thriller list, acquired British and Commonwealth rights from Kate Burke at Blake Friedmann. The first title, The Last Thing to Burn, will be published on 21st January 2021 in hardback, e-book and audio.
Dean will continue to publish his Tuva Moodyson series with Oneworld.
The Last Thing to Burn is set in the East Midlands and centres around a couple who live in an isolated farmhouse, far from anyone, where the woman is being kept captive.
Dean commented: "I am delighted to be working with Jo Dickinson and the team at Hodder. This is a dream come true. The Hodder list is absolutely world class and includes many of my favourite authors. I am very lucky to be joining it."
Dickinson added: "I have been an admirer of Will’s writing for a while and this standalone novel absolutely blew me away. Intensely gripping and beautifully written, it made me feel I lived each moment with the characters. Will has so many fans already and we look forward to growing his readership with this novel. It will be a focus title for the company and we have exciting plans already in place."