A. D. Garrett’s new novel, Splinter In The Blood, went to four rounds of bids among eight German publishers at the London Book Fair. Winner of the final bids was Blanvalet, who, will publish the first two in this new series under the pseudonym Ashley Dyer. Blanvalet took on Robert Galbraith before it became known that she was in fact J.K Rowling, and they were the first to pick up Paula Hawkins’s Girl On The Train. They plan to make Splinter In The Blood one of their lead titles for in the autumn 2018 or spring of 2019. William Morrow have also acquired the US rights to books 1 and 2, and Modernista will publish the first in the series in Sweden. Since the LBF, Splinter In The Blood has been requested by 150 publishers worldwide, and there is keen TV interest in the series on both sides of the Altantic.

As Ashley Dyer, she will continue working with forensic and policing adviser Helen Pepper, who is Forensic Consultant on both the Vera and Shetland TV series, and as well as the upcoming series, Bancroft.

Corsair have postponed publication of Splinter In The Blood until next year, so in the meantime, readers might like to catch up with the A.D. Garrett trilogy, Everyone Lies, Believe No One, and Truth Will Out.

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