Pan Macmillan has bought two more books from thriller writer Fiona Cummins, whose debut Rattle published in hardback earlier this year.
Cummins is a showbusiness journalist for the Daily Mirror and a graduate of the Faber Academy who will be appearing on the New Blood panel at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival this summer.
Following her next book, The Collector, due to publish in 2018, the new thrillers will publish in 2019 and 2020. Publishing director Trisha Jackson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Sophie Lambert at C+W.
Rattle, which is due to come out in paperback later this year, has now sold in eight territories including the US and a screen writer has been allocated for the TV adaptation. The Bookseller reported TV rights were acquired by Archery Pictures, with Stephen Susco, screenwriter behind "The Grudge" and "Red" attached, in January.
Jackson commented: "I’m delighted that we are able to continue with Fiona’s publishing. She is an incredible talent with a gift for storytelling, and I firmly believe that she has a stellar future ahead of her. We’re looking forward to building her into a major crime thriller brand."
Cummins added: "It's been nothing but a pleasure to work with Trisha Jackson, and the team at Pan Macmillan. It's such a thrill to be offered a new deal – it's the best job in the world – and I'm so excited by their ambition for my books."