Sophie Hannah springs a launch surprise

Sophie Hannah springs a launch surprise

Hodder & Stoughton publicity director Karen Geary was surprised and delighted to discover at the launch party for crime writer Sophie Hannah's latest book A Game for All the Family last night (Thursday 13th August) that she was the novel's dedicatee.

"I haven't seen a finished copy until this evening," she explained to Hannah, who was celebrating her 10th anniversary with the Hachette imprint, which launched her crime career with Little Face a decade ago.

A Game for All the Family, which features H&S's new jacket style for the author, is dedicated: "For Karen Geary, thank you for looking after my books so brilliantly for a decade."

H&S will be rejacketing Hannah's backlist with the new look in the autumn.

Pictured [left to right]: Geary, Hannah and Hannah's editor, H&S m.d.Carolyn Mays