Self-published crime for TFP

Self-published crime for TFP

The Friday Project has signed up a self-published crime writer who sets her novels among London’s Polish community.

Publisher Scott Pack signed UK and Commonwealth rights for two books by Anya Lipska, from her agent Ivan Mulcahy of Mulcahy Conway Associates.

The HarperCollins imprint will now publish Lipska’s debut novel Where the Devil Can’t Go as an e-book immediately, with a print edition following in February 2013.

The book begins with the body of a young girl washed up on the banks of the Thames, while Janusz Kiszka, a fixer for London’s Polish community, is given the routine task of searching for a missing person. He soon finds himself at odds with DC Natalie Kershaw, investigating the body in the river. The book is set in both London and Gdansk.

Pack said: “Anya Lipska has created two fantastic characters in Kiszka and Kershaw and this debut, set in the Polish community in London, reminded us of the very best Euro crime novels and we are delighted to be publishing this and its sequel.”