Doubleday Editorial Director Jane Lawson has acquired WEL rights in two books by debut Spanish crime author Antonio Hill. THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS, set in contemporary Barcelona, introduces Inspector Hector Salgado, a detective with a complicated past, a tendency to violence, and a penchant for cinema. Lawson says: 'Roll over Wallander, Harry Hole and Aurelio Zen. This series hits all the spots for Euro crime fans. Could Spain be the new Scandinavia?'
Doubleday will publish in trade paperback in early summer 2012.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Publishing Deal - Antonio Hill
Some belated publishing news. Spanish author Antonio Hill will be published in English next year. From Booktrade: