Headline Publishing Group has struck a new deal for three more historical novels in the Jack Lark series by Paul Fraser Collard.
Assistant editor Frankie Edwards bought world English language rights from David Headley at DHH Literary Agency, bringing the series total to eight books.
The first of the three new titles is scheduled for release in 2017 and will see "roguish hero" Jack Lark – dubbed "Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley" – travel to America to reinvent himself as the American Civil War looms.
The series' author, Paul Fraser Collard, works in the city and writes on his daily commute to and from Kent where he lives with his family.
Edwards said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Paul on three new Jack Lark adventures. History comes rip-roaringly alive in Paul’s page-turning detail and Jack is a fantastic series character, brilliantly refashioned across each outing. I very much look forward to seeing where Paul takes him next."
Headley added: "I am thrilled that Paul has signed a further three books featuring Jack Lark to Headline. Headline have published the series with fantastic covers and have worked hard to build Paul’s readership. I can’t wait to read the new adventures."
The fifth in the Jack Lark series, The Last Legionnaire, will be published by Headline in April 2016.