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.
World English rights to a third YA novel by Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor to follow Akata Witch (2011) and Akata Warrior (November 2017) to Regina Hayes, Viking Children’s/PRH via Donald Maass.
German rights to David Gerrold’s mix of backlist titles including WHEN HARLIE WAS ONE, for e-book rights only, to Heyne, in a five-book deal, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
German rights to NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks’s THE BURNING WHITE (Book 5 in the Lightbringer series), to Blanvalet, by Bastian Schlueck at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Hungarian rights to Robert Jackson Bennett’s CITY OF MIRACLES, Book 3 of The Divine Cities trilogy, to Agave Konyvek, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.
Czech rights to Michael R. Fletcher’s BEYOND REDEMPTION, THE MIRROR’S TRUTH and SWARM AND STEEL, to Fantom Print, in a three-book deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.
Estonian rights to New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT and FOOL MOON, the first and second books in the Dresden Files series, to KIRJASTUS FANTAASIA OU via Milena Kaplaveric at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Hungarian rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Alexandra, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
French rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hugo- and Nebula-nominated NINEFOX GAMBIT, to Denoël, by Anna Jarota and Juliana Miasso at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.
Simplified Chinese rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Winshare, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Italian rights to Margaret Doody’s ARISTOTLE AND THE HOUSE OF WINDS, to Sellerio, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Portuguese rights (Portugal only) to World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Saida de Emergencia, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Movie/TV rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s World Fantasy Award winning novel Who Fears Death (DAW Books, 2010) to HBO, executive producer George R.R. Martin, via Sylvie Rabineau at WME on behalf of Donald Maass.
In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques—lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry.
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be—a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners—they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace.
With the able assistance of his wife—former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders—Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom.
Turkish rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED and ARTIFICIAL CONDITION, the first two installments in The Murderbot Diaries, to Ithaki, by Nazli Çökdü at the ONK Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.
German rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s WORKING FOR BIGFOOT, collecting together three stories in the Dresden Files series that feature Bigfoot, to Feder & Schwert, by Bastian Schlück at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Polish rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s ETCHED IN BONE, the 5th and final book in the Other series featuring Meg Corbyn the blood prophet, to Initium, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Jennifer Jackson.
Rights to World Fantasy Award winner Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH (recently optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin), to Polirom in Romania, at auction; to Muza in Poland, at auction; and to Host in Czech, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi; to Crononauta in Spain, and to Oceano in Latin America and Spanish US market, at auction, by Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.
Italian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s and Evil Hat LLC’s Dresden Files RPG Accelerated to Nicola Urbinati at Dreamlord Press by Jennifer Jackson.
The 37th and 38th titles in the long-running Victorian mystery series THE INSPECTOR AND MRS. JEFFRIES by Emily Brightwell, about a dim-witted Scotland Yard inspector and his much smarter housekeeper, to Kate Seaver at the Berkley Publishing Group, by Donald Maass.