Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Short Selection of Books Coming....

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Veteran TV writer/producer William Rabkin's (Psych, Monk, and Diagnosis Murder) original novels based on the USA network television series PSYCH, about a novice sleuth hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers, to Kristen Weber at NAL, Kim Niemi at NBC Universal (world).


Jamie Freveletti's RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL, introducing an ultra marathon runner who uses her experience as a bio-chemist to survive in the jungle after a hijacking gone wrong, to Carolyn Marino at Harper, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Barbara Poellee at the Irene Goodman Agency (world).


NYT bestselling author of Songs in Ordinary Time, Mary McGarry Morris's THE LAST SECRET, about a woman who uncovers her husband's affair while a dark secret from her own past reemerges with devastating consequences, for publication in spring 2009, to John Glusman at Shaye Areheart Books, by Jean Naggar at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (NA).

Mark Garvey's STYLIZED: How Strunk and White Can Change Your Life, An exploration of one writer's obsession with the most beloved (and the most controversial) style guide of all time, to Michelle Howry at Touchstone Fireside, in a nice deal, for publication Fall 2009, the 50th anniversary of The Elements of Style, by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (world).


Pseudonymous (and bestselling) Belle de Jour's first three autobiographical novels, fictionalized versions of the call girl life she has now given up, to Malcolm Edwards at Orion, for publication beginning in October 2008 (and annually thereafter), by Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh (UK/Commonwealth).UK television rights to second series for ITV2 of 14 episodes. Rights to both of the series to Showtime for the US. malcolm.edwards@orionbooks.co.uk patrick@convilleandwalsh.com


Philip Mitchell Freeman's ALEXANDER THE GREAT, a lively biography of the man who changed the world in the first great meeting of East and West, conquering much of the known world in the fourth century BC, from Homer's Troy to the deserts of Egypt to the mountains of central Asia and jungles of India, while bringing Greek culture to the lands he conquered, which had a profound effect on the ancient and modern world, to Bob Bender at Simon & Schuster, for publication in Fall 2009, by Joelle Delbourgo at Joelle Delbourgo Associates (World English).


Comedian/entertainer Hape Kerkeling's German bestseller (said to have over 2.8 million copies in print) I'M OFF THEN: My Travels Along the Camino De Santiago, the story of how the author questioned his life and took off for 6 weeks to walk the thousand-year old pilgrimage route, to Hilary Redmon at Free Press, by Barbara Zitwer at Barbara Zitwer Agency (NA). zitwer@gmail.com

Leading scholar on thought control and mass violence, Robert Lifton's WITNESS TO AN EXTREME CENTURY, about his extraordinary life, to Martin Beiser at the Free Press, by Richard Morris at Janklow & Nesbit (world).


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