Two new Bourne novels to HC

<p>Jane Johnson, publishing director at HarperCollins, has acquired two new thrillers by Sam Bourne (aka the Guardian&#39;s Jonathan Freedland) from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown. HC published Bourne&#39;s bestselling debut, <em>The Righteous Men</em>, and is bringing out his second novel, <em>The Last Testament</em>, on 2nd July. The first of the new as yet untitled novels will be published in autumn 2008.</p><p>Amanda Ridout, m.d. of Harper General Books, said: &quot;Jonathan has already stamped his authority on the highly competitive thriller market by emerging as the biggest selling author in the genre with his first novel&mdash; an extraordinary achievement. We look forward to further establishing him at the forefront of 21st century thriller writing over the next few years.&quot;</p>