Mulholland signs Sedgwick adult novel

Mulholland signs Sedgwick adult novel

Hodder & Stoughton imprint Mulholland Books has acquired the first novel for adults by Marcus Sedgwick, author of YA books including Midwinterblood and Floodland.

Editor Ruth Tross bought world English rights from Kirsty McLachlan at DGA in A Love Like Blood, for publication in March 2014.

The book opens in post-war Paris, where a young medic, Charles Jackson, sees something that will both haunt his life and change it. The publisher described it as "a dark literary thriller about obsessions, revenge, love and hate, and our psychological relationship to blood".

Tross said: "I love Marcus' YA novels-he is deservedly one of the most feted and loved authors writing for children today-so I jumped at the chance to publish A Love Like Blood. It will appeal to all his current fans, as well as introducing a whole new audience to his incredibly atmospheric, thoughtful and compelling novels."