Titan Books has signed a novel from Russian journalist Sergey Kuznetsov, described as Russia's answer to The Silence of the Lambs.
Butterfly Skin is a psychological thriller which explores S&M and torture, and the nature of connection in the digital age. It follows a young journalist on the hunt for a serial killer, who realises that their obsession with the murders goes beyond the professional.
Fiction editor Cath Trechman signed world English rights to the novel with Thomas Colchie at The Colchie Agency. The book will be published in the UK and US as a paperback and e-book in September 2014.
Kuznetsoz has written for the New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. The novel will be translated by Andrew Bromfield.