No Exit Press has acquired the latest thriller by Jason Starr, his 10th crime novel and his first for six years.
Managing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada direct from the author.
Set in the suburbs of New York City, Savage Lane is said to be a thriller that blurs the line between love and obsession, with Mills calling Starr “one of the original masters of the dark domestic thriller..in the line that stretches from Patricia Highsmith, right through to Gillian Flynn."
In the run-up to the new book, No Exit has reissued the first six of Starr's crime backlist with new covers by Sharm Murugiah. It will publish Savage Lane as a paperback original in October 2015 at an r.r.p of £6.99, with Starr set to visit the UK that month to promote the book. Publication will be coordinated worldwide this autumn with Diogenes in Germany, Polis Books in the US and Canada and Parallelo45 in Italy.
In 2016, No Exit will publish new editions of Lights Out, The Follower and Panic Attack in the UK for the first time as part of this series.
Starr was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan. In 2004 he won the Barry Award for Tough Luck, and in 2005 he won the Anthony Award for Twisted City (both published by No Exit Press) and many of his book are in development for film and TV. He has also co-written comic crime novels with Irish novelist Ken Bruen and he writes comics and graphic novels for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.