S&S seals global deal with Kathy Reichs

Rights - Fiction Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Next two novels from best-selling author will be published by Simon & Schuster UK, Scribner and Simon & Schuster Canada


The deal marks the first time the author’s books will be published globally by one publisher; meanwhile simultaneous audio editions of the two novels will be released by Simon & Schuster Audio. In the UK Reichs has previously been published by Cornerstone's Arrow imprint.

According to the acquisition statement: 'The first novel, A Conspiracy of Bones and Blood, to be published in March 2020, marks the return of Reichs’ popular heroine forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. In this chilling tale, Tempe must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number. A Conspiracy of Bones and Blood will be the 19th instalment in the Temperance Brennan series.'

Reichs said: "I’m excited that my new Tempe Brennan novels will be published around the world by the Simon & Schuster publishing group. And I am delighted to be returning to Scribner, my first and longtime publishing house."

Ian Chapman, ceo and publisher of S&S UK, said: "Kathy Reichs is an author whose work I – and many others in the company – have long read and admired. Kathy is a wonderful storyteller. That we now have the opportunity to publish her in the UK is a delight and a privilege, and to do so on a global scale is even more exciting."

Carolyn Reidy, president and chief executive officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc said: "We could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to publish Kathy Reichs at all our Simon & Schuster companies around the world. We know that hers is a truly global audience, that there are Temperance Brennan fans in every corner of the world who eagerly await her next adventure, and that by putting a worldwide Simon & Schuster publishing effort behind her we will be able to help yet more readers discover the particular pleasures of reading Kathy Reichs."

World and audio rights were acquired by Chapman, Nan Graham, publisher at Scribner and Kevin Hanson, president of Simon & Schuster Canada, from Deneen Howell of Williams & Connolly. Scribner will be handling foreign rights.


Pictured: Kathy Reichs (cr Marie-Reine Mattera)


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