Audio rights to World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Hayley Marshall at Tantor Audio, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Bulgarian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Prozoretz, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Brazilian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Galera, in a three-book deal, by Cristina Purchio of International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Hebrew rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED, the first installment in The Murderbot Diaries, to Nova Press, by Beverley Levit at The Book Publishers Association of Israel in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.
French rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s ETCHED IN BONE, Book 5 of the Others series, and to LAKE SILENCE, a stand alone novel in the world of the Others, to Bragelonne, by Anna Jarota and Juliana Miasso at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Czech rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Dobrovsky, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
From NY Times best-seller Brent Weeks, hardcover volume rights to his previously e-published novella Perfect Shadow, together with the short story I, Knight Angel, to Brit Hvid at Orbit Books/Hachette, via Donald Maass.
From fantasy and science fiction author J.C. Bedford, a third volume in her Rowankind fantasy series, following Winterwood (2016) and Silverwolf (2017), to Sheila Gilbert at DAW Books, via Donald Maass.
New York Times: Okorafor invents wild, fantastical creatures and world, but she’s got an even rarer gift, too: She can describe the effect of using magic—the emotional and physiological repercussions of it—so viscerally, it’s as if it were a fever we’d contracted ourselves.
Okorafor describes Sunny’s moments of anguish beautifully, as well as her feelings of kinship and wonder. This is a novel about a girl who’s just trying to find her place in the world, even when she’s called upon to save it.
From Hugo and Nebula award winning author Nnedi Okorafor, an original five-comic series about strange things unearthed at LaGuardia airport, to Karen Berger at Dark Horse, via Donald Maass.
From Edgar Award winning editor Leslie S. Klinger (In the Company of Sherlock Holmes) and Bram Stoker winning author and editor Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History), a volume of rediscovered classic ghost stories, to Claiborne Hancock at Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.
MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
Christopher Gilhaney isn’t a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase’s Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night’s fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn’t been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer—and quickly!
With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans—all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn’t take time off for Christmas.
UK rights to Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s first novel, Who Fears Death, to Jane Johnson at Harper Voyager UK via Donald Maass at Donald Maass Literary Agency.
Publishers Weekly: Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.