Mirror Books has scooped the “powerful and compelling” true story Murder at Roaringwater by journalist and author Nick Foster.
The publisher acquired world rights to the book from Ben Clark at the Soho Agency for publication on 13th May 2021.
Murder at Roaringwater is the inside story of the unresolved 1996 murder of a young Frenchwoman, Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in West Cork, where the victim seemed to have a premonition of her own terrible end.
The synopsis explains: “This story is as fascinating as it is tragic. It follows Nick in Paris and Ireland during his dedicated investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sophie’s murder, his quest to reveal her killer and efforts to understand what the motive could have been for such a terrible crime.”
Foster said: “Since I first heard about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in a tiny, isolated settlement in County Cork, I thought it looked like the perfect ‘locked-room’ mystery. And it was – and still is – a very European, and a very contemporary, murder story. But what I couldn’t have imagined was the roller-coaster ride of false leads and improbable clues that ultimately led me to my own conclusion about the circumstances of the crime and kept me, as a writer, guessing until close to the end of my investigation.”