Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More Jan Fabel books to come

Good news for fans of Craig Russell's Jan Fabel series. Book2Book reports the following deal:
Carole Blake of Blake Friedmann is delighted to announce the sale of UK rights in the books 4, 5 and 6 in Craig Russell's Hamburg-based Detective Jan Fabel series to Paul Sidey at Hutchinson in a significant deal.

The series so far comprises BLOOD EAGLE, 2005; BROTHER GRIMM, 2006; ETERNAL, 2007. The first book in the new contract, THE CARNIVAL MASTER, will be published in 2008.

BROTHER GRIMM was shortlisted by the Crime Writers' Association for the 2007 Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger.

'I was so pleased when Craig was shortlisted. He has created a complex and original character in his detective hero, Jan Fabel. And the books are simply going from strength to strength.'

The series has been sold to 21 languages to date, achieving bestseller status, most notably in Germany where Craig has made numerous public appearances and been awarded the highly prestigious Polizeistern - the Police Star – presented by the Chief of Police and the Hamburg government's Interior Minister.

Luebbe have already contracted German rights in these titles and more territories are expected to follow in the run-up to and during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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