The bookseller – Rights – Joffe Books signs a slew of first novelists

Joffe Books has signed several psychological thrillers and police procedurals from three leading novelists in a series of acquisitions.

Editorial Director Emma Grundy Haigh has acquired worldwide rights, including audio, film and television, for the first three books in the DCI Bec Pope series by Jez Pinfold, from Bill Goodall of the Bill Goodall Literary Agency.

Grundy Haigh has also secured worldwide rights to three books in a first crime thriller series set in Edinburgh and starring Daniel Sellers’ DCI Lola Harris, striking the deal directly with the author.

Plus, she’s gotten three “resonant” psychological thrillers from debut novelist Sally-Anne Bedford, from Katie Fulford to Bell Lomax Moreton.

Grundy Haigh said: “I couldn’t be more excited to take on these three fantastic authors. Completely unique in their style and approach, they share an incredible talent for weaving character-driven stories that will have readers turning heads. pages and wanting more. . I can’t wait to introduce their wonderful books to an army of hungry new readers.”

Sellers said: “It has been my life’s ambition to publish mystery novels and I am delighted to have signed with Joffe Books. I look forward to beginning work with Emma Grundy Haigh and the team. J “have been so impressed with Joffe’s energy and drive in marketing their authors. Joffe already publishes a number of my favorite writers, and I am deeply honored to be in such good company.”

“I’m so excited to join the Joffe Books family,” Bedford said. “Their innovative ‘art of the possible’ attitude towards publishing and storytelling is truly exciting and inspiring. I was already a reader of their books and so being one of their authors now is a dream come true. reality. I’m so excited to start working with them and bringing my scary thrillers to the world.”

All new titles are expected to be released in the fall and winter of 2022.