Steve Cavanagh signs two more for six figures

Steve Cavanagh signs two more for six figures

Steve Cavanagh, author of court room drama Thirteen, has signed another two-book deal with Orion Fiction.

Thirteen was published on 14th June and reached number 12 in the overall paperback fiction bestseller lists with almost 30,000 paperbacks sold in less than a month, according to the publisher. The book, which boasts the tagline "The serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury" has been supported with author blurbs by Ian Rankin, Sarah Pinborough, Michael Connelly, Mark Billingham, Ruth Ware, Lee Child and Clare Mackintosh.

Senior commissioning editor Francesca Pathak signed the six-figure deal for UK and Commonwealth rights to the next books from Euan Thorneycroft at AM Heath.

Pathak said: "Working with Steve on Thirteen has been an absolute joy. All of Orion and the entire crime community have been behind this novel from the start of the campaign and the result has been fantastic. I am delighted to be publishing Steve’s next novels."

Cavanagh’s novels have been sold in 18 territories around the world, and he has just agreed a new six-figure deal with Flatiron Books in the US, who is publishing Thirteen in 2019.

Cavanagh said: "I feel very lucky to be able to continue to work with a new, dynamic and vibrant team at Orion. The company has changed in the last few years and the breadth of talent has only increased. With Orion, and Flatiron Books in the US, I know I'm being published with passion. I look forward to reaching new readers with the Eddie Flynn series, along with enjoying the freedom to keep developing as a writer."

Cavanagh’s next novel, Twisted, will be published in January 2019, with the next books coming a year apart.