Friday, January 05, 2007

New crime author for Quercus

Publishing News reports that Quercus:
...has acquired an author whom it believes is set to join the ranks of British crime-writing greats.

Publisher Sue Freestone has taken on Elena Forbes, a former investment banker whose debut Die With Me will introduce readers to DI Mark Tartaglia and pathologist Fiona Blake. The novel is set in the London suburb of Barnes, which in Forbes’ hands is “as vivid as Morse’s Oxford”, while Tartaglia has “the charisma and complexity of a Rebus or Wexford”.

The book is part of “a very decent” two-book deal, and independent TV production company Windfall, which is pitching a documentary about the making of a bestseller, is filming Forbes as she goes through the editorial process.
I'm surprised they didn't throw a reference to Dalgleish in there too...

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