Michael Joseph pre-empts former Waterstones bookseller's 'dazzling' debut

Michael Joseph pre-empts former Waterstones bookseller's 'dazzling' debut

Michael Joseph has triumphed over eight other publishers to pre-empt a “dazzlingly clever” debut mystery novel Eight Detectives by former Waterstones bookseller Alex Pavesi.

Publisher Joel Richardson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two books from James Wills at Watson, Little. Wills declined eight previous "appropriate" pre-empts from other UK publishers, Michael Joseph said. North American rights were bought by James Melia at Flatiron after a five-way auction, and the novel is already sold or under offer in four other territories, 

Billed by the the UK publisher as "dazzlingly cle...

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