Twelve acquired North American rights to the debut novel The Sherlockian by Graham Moore. Jennifer Joel at ICM brokered the deal for Moore, a recent Columbia grad she described as an obsessive mystery fan since reading Agatha Christie in second grade. The book, which is slated for December 2010, follows two parallel mysteries: the first, set in the present, follows a Sherlock Holmes devotée and a literary researcher investigating the death of a Holmes scholar about to reveal secrets from Arthur Conan Doyle’s long-lost diary. The second mystery, set at the turn of the last century, follows Conan Doyle, who, with his author-buddy Bram Stoker, is hunting a serial killer. Deals for the book have also closed in Canada, Italy, and the U.K.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Publishing Deal - Graham Moore
Very topical this one; from Publishers Weekly: