Mulholland has acquired Green Sun, a new novel from American crime writer Kent Anderson and the first in almost 20 years.
Anderson wrote the novels Sympathy for the Devil and Night Dogs (Bantam). His new book follows a Vietnam veteran -turned-police officer, called Hanson, who strives to be both a good man and a good cop while on the beat in 1983 Oakland, California.
The classic crime writer has been "overlooked" in the UK, according to editorial director Ruth Tross, who signed the deal to bring his work to a wider audience. She bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Nancy Wiese at Hachette Book Group, on behalf of Lukas Ortiz at the Spitzer Agency. French publication rights have been licensed by Robert Pepin at Calmann Levy.
Tross said: "Kent Anderson is a classic American author whose books have been overlooked in the UK, and his new novel is a stark look at a divided United States which speaks to much about today’s society. He is already praised by authors like Pelecanos, Patterson and Crumley, and I’m very excited to be bringing his wonderful new novel to a wider audience."
Mulholland Books will publish in February 2018.