Catherine Richards has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights for four new novels by Ann Cleeves from Sara Menguc Literary Agent. These will be two new books in Ann Cleeves’ Vera series and two new Shetland novels.
The BBC drama Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall as Cleeves’ Detective Jimmy Perez, will begin its first full series on 11th March on BBC One, with adaptations of Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning. This follows ITV’s successful adaptation of Cleeves’ Vera novels, starring Brenda Blethyn, which enters its fourth series in late spring 2014.
Catherine Richards at Pan Macmillan said ‘I’m thrilled that we’ve signed up four more novels from Ann Cleeves. With two crime series on two prime-time channels – as well as a new Shetland novel, Thin Air, publishing in the autumn – this is a very special year for Ann.’
Sara Menguc said ‘We’re delighted to be concluding a contract with Macmillan for four new books in a year which will see publication of two outstanding new novels by Ann in the UK, simultaneously with her wonderful fictional characters DI Vera Stanhope and Detective Jimmy Perez being realised brilliantly in two very distinctive prime-time TV series. This success is mirrored by her growing international profile , with publication in many different languages and territories. ‘
Ann Cleeves said 'I'm delighted that I'll be working with the magnificent team at Pan Macmillan for the next four years.'
Monday, March 10, 2014
Publishing Deal - 4 more from Ann Cleeves
I received the following press release today which contained good news for Ann Cleeves's many fans: