Wayne Brookes, Publishing Director at Pan Macmillan, has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a collection of short stories from the number one bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James. Rights were acquired from Carole Blake.
Peter James commented:
"I have always loved the short story form, and the kind of quick, sharp shocks I like to deliver in my stories work particularly well in the new electronic delivery methods of publication. I'm really excited that the Macmillan team have given me this wonderful opportunity."
Carole Blake added:
"As well as pinning readers to their seats with his page turning novels, Peter has always been a past master with the short story form. This collection will thrill his fans (and his 33 other publishers), and Macmillan plan to have fun with the way they market them."
Wayne Brookes said:
"Given his major success with the Quick Read novella the Perfect Murder, when I heard Peter loved writing short stories I really couldn't wait to read them. In this amazing collection Peter uses all of his skills as a number one storyteller to entertain shock and entice a new generation of reader, as well as completely satisfying his massive fan base. Using all of his favourite subjects from police procedure to the supernatural, Peter has created what I feel is a completely addictive collection. Our aim is to publish some as eBook originals and then later add them together in a physical volume with brand new unseen material. It's going to be a real delight for his fans."
Peter James' new novel, the stand-alone PERFECT PEOPLE was published in hardback by Macmillan UK on October 27.