Pan Mac snaps up Dagger winner

<p>Pan Macmillan has bought three novels by Ryan David Jahn, CWA New Blood Dagger award winner and a New Writing find.<br /><br />Editorial director for fiction Will Atkins acquired world rights to the titles in a six-figure deal direct from the author. Jahn&#39;s Macmillan New Writing debut, Acts of Violence, scooped this year&#39;s CWA New Blood Dagger.<br /><br />Atkins called Jahn&#39;s new novel, The Dispatcher, which is not part of the new deal and will be published in July 2011, &quot;one of the most exhilarating, original and exquisitely written thrillers I&#39;ve read in years.&quot;<br /><br />The first book in the new contract is set for publication in 2012.&nbsp;</p>