Mindful sleuths hit screen

Mindful sleuths hit screen

Art of Death by Charlie Bird, the pseudonym of writing duo Laurence Anholt and Paddy Magrane, has been optioned for TV by World Productions, maker of "Line of Duty" and "Bodyguard".

The novel opens the West Country-set Mindful Detectives series, which stars "chalk-and-cheese" crime-fighting duo Vincent Caine and DI Shanti Joyce.

It was sold to Constable by Madeleine Milburn of her eponymous agency earlier this year.