Orenda signs two more in Six Stories thriller series

Orenda signs two more in Six Stories thriller series

Orenda Books has signed two new books in Matt Wesolowski's Six Stories "Serial-style" thriller series.

Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, acquired world rights to the titles in a deal negotiated with the author.

The first book, Hydra, sees elusive online investigative journalist Scott King probe the “McLeod Massacre”, in which 26-year-old Arla McLeod bludgeons her parents and younger sister to death, seemingly without motive. Interviewing Arla and five key witnesses to the tragedy, King finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden ‘games’, online trolls, and the mysterious Black-eyed Children.

Sullivan said: "We published Matt’s debut thriller Six Stories in March of this year, and it’s been a runaway success, with our first reprint only a month after publication. Foreign rights have been sold in a number of territories, it was a WH Smith Fresh Talent pick for the spring, and Audible UK produced a magnificent 17-narrator audiobook. "Once again, Matt has written an original, dark and up-to-the-minute thriller that is also a classic murder mystery. We can’t wait to publish this coming January."

Film rights have been sold to a "major" Hollywood studio, with further details to be announced shortly, the publisher said.

Hydra will be published on 30th January 2018, with a subsequent instalment following a year later.