Transworld has struck a new three-book deal for six figures with psychological crime author Tammy Cohen.
Editorial director Jane Lawson signed the deal for UK and Commonwealth rights with Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.
First in the three-book deal, Cohen's new book is They All Fall Down, set in a psychiatric ward. It will be published as a Black Swan paperback in Spring 2017. Books two and three have yet to be scheduled.
TV rights for Cohen’s novel When She Was Bad, published last month, are currently at auction.
Lawson said: "Tammy’s career is surging upwards and her audience just keeps growing. With every book, Tammy pulls off something more astonishing, dark and above all unpredictable – she is the queen of the killer twist. We are excited to continue in our mission to build Tammy’s brand, as part of our stable of outstanding authors in this area."
Felicity Blunt commented: ‘It has been wonderful to see such great sales and TV interest in When She Was Bad, and to know that with Tammy’s new book They All Fall Down, she has come up with yet another bold and original idea. Transworld’s reputation is unassailable and I could not be more thrilled for my author."
Cohen added: "It’s not for nothing that Transworld has been named publisher of the year. And I’m beyond thrilled to be remaining within the tight-knit Transworld family. The team there, headed by my brilliant editor Jane Lawson, is dedicated, innovative, enthusiastic and bursting with ideas."
- Transworld takes two more of Rhys' historical thrillers
- Doubleday triumphs in 16-publisher auction for Garmus' 'life-affirming' début
- New direction for 'literary chameleon' Jo Baker to Transworld
- Transworld signs 70-year-old debut author as 'summer lead' title
- Sargeant gives Freshers' Week 'a dark twist' for HarperCollins