Solaris has acquired two more titles in Alice James' Lavington Windsor Mysteries, following on from 2020's Grave Secrets.
World all languages rights were acquired by David Moore from Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetam Agency. Grave Danger will be published in summer 2023, and Grave Suspicions will follow in fall 2023.
The series follows Toni Windsor as her attempts to live a quiet life in the countryside are foiled by murders, demons, boyfriends and zombies.
Moore said: "I love Toni. She's that sort of ultra-relatable human-catastrophe who manages to be simultaneously entirely competent and cool and on the verge of losing all semblance of control over her life, and speaking as a human-catastrophe who is simultaneously entirely competent and cool and on the verge of losing all semblance of control over my life, I find that comforting. I’m delighted to have the chance to bring her to the world for her next few outings..."
James commented: "I’m over the moon to be bringing people the next instalment of Toni’s chaotic adventures. When I wrote the books I had no idea if people would welcome this snarky mashup of cosy village crime and gothic noir. It turns out they do – and that makes all the hours of typing away worth it, as well as all that time researching weird stuff about dead bodies and hoping the police never have to check my search history. I promise you more moody vampires, adorable zombies, dubious romance, bewildering murder mysteries and Toni’s trademark bad decisions... and a cute cat!"