Bookouture sign three books from crime author Karen Long

We are delighted to share the news that we have signed three books in the Eleanor Raven series by crime author Karen Long. Commissioning Editor Emily Gowers signed the deal for world all language and audio rights with Araminta Whitley at the Soho Agency. The first book in the series, originally published as The Safe Word, introduces tough, driven DI Eleanor Raven as she hunts a serial killer through Toronto’s murky underbelly. Bookouture will publish in November 2020, with the title Cry for Mercy.

Emily said,

‘I am so excited to publish this series! Quite simply, Karen writes Astonishingly Great Books and she had me gripped from the start with the uncompromising DI Eleanor Raven. The hooky plots, tense drama and magnetic chemistry between Eleanor and the rest of her team had me turning pages like mad, and I cannot wait for more readers to experience this as well!’

Karen said,

I’m thrilled to have been so warmly accepted into the Bookouture family. This is a great opportunity for me to work with driven and successful publishers and to expand my horizons. Looking forward to meeting new readers and challenges.’

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