More Dugdall for Legend Press

More Dugdall for Legend Press

Legend Press has bought world rights to two novels from award-winning crime writer Ruth Dugdall.

Commissioning Editor Lauren Parsons secured Humber Boy B and The Trophy Wife from Clare Conville of the Conville and Walsh Literary Agency.

Parsons said: “We are excited to have signed up Ruth for two more novels, and truly believe she is one of the most exciting psychological crime writers out there today.”

The first book, Humber Boy B, “covers the case of two young boys who are found guilty of murdering another child. Upon their release the now young men are granted anonymity and Cate is tasked with managing Humber Boy B’s rehabilitation into society.” It will be published in April 2015. The Trophy Wife will be released in October 2015. Both books feature Dugdall's probation officer character, Cate Austin.

Dugdall's first two novels The Woman Before Me and The Sacrificial Man, were both published by The Legend Press, and rights have sold in the US and across Europe. Before writing, Dugdall was a probation worker for nearly a decade, working in high security prisons.