Hot Key Books wins YA trilogy from Carey 

Hot Key Books wins YA trilogy from Carey 

Hot Key Books has bought three books from Observatory Mansions-author Edward Carey, his first books for the YA/crossover market.

Editorial director Sara O'Connor bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the Iremonger Trilogy (Heap House, Filching and Lungdon), with plans to publish the first title in September 2013.

Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann handled the deal and has so far also sold Italian rights in the trilogy, described by O'Connor as set in "a stunning, dark world full of striking characters and so much heart", to Bompiani.

The books are set in Filching, an imaginary borough of Victorian London and featuring the Iremonger family, who have made their fortune from junk.