Mulholland Books acquires debut by "Saw" writers

Mulholland Books acquires debut by "Saw" writers

Hodder thriller imprint Mulholland Books has acquired a fiction debut by "Saw" writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and author, screenwriter and illustrator Stephen Romano.

Editor Ruth Tross bought British Commonwealth and European rights from Nancy Wiese at Little, Brown to horror thriller Black Light.

Melton and Dunstan wrote four of the seven "Saw" horror movies, and this debut is described by Ross as bringing "the visceral thrills of the 'Saw' franchise into fiction—Buck Carlsbad is a detective who goes places no one else can travel, with non-stop frights and surprises along the way. It's the perfect novel for horror fans at Halloween and I'm delighted to be publishing such an exciting debut".

Mulholland will publish as a trade paperback in autumn 2011.