Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Publishing Deal - Kate London

In today's Book Trade, news of a publishing deal for ex-Met police officer Kate London:
Margaret Stead has bought world rights in Kate London's debut crime novel Post Mortem as part of a two book deal.

Until August 2014, Kate London was a detective constable in the Metropolitan Police's homicide squad, and a serving officer with the Met for 8 years. Post Mortem opens with a teenage girl and a police officer falling to their deaths from the roof of a London tower block. The investigation that follows tests the morality of all those involved and examines the inner workings of policing the capital. Corvus will publish Post Mortem in August 2015.

Margaret Stead comments: "Kate London is an exciting new author for Corvus. Post Mortem is an utterly gripping crime novel, grounded in the reality of how London is policed, by an author who has walked the beat. At the heart of Post Mortem are two wonderfully drawn women characters, police officers who negotiate the fine line between right and wrong in order to serve their city, and who will form the basis of a series. We are delighted to be publishing Kate."

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