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Press Release: Deals Done
Headline Acquires Two Novels From Sarah Hilary

Posted at 8:36AM Friday 22 Feb 2013

Headline Publishing Group announced today that it has bought two novels from debut author Sarah Hilary.

The first novel SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN is the start of a brand new crime series featuring D.I. Marnie Rome, a woman with a tragic past and a unique insight into domestic violence.

Vicki Mellor, Deputy Publishing Director for Fiction, said 'I have been looking for some time for an author who we can launch onto the UK crime scene with fanfare and we have definitely found that in Sarah. I loved SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN with its intricate twists and turns and I was immediately drawn into the issues of domestic violence that Sarah deals with so brilliantly. Sarah has a wonderful and unique ability to create characters and stories that will resonate with readers. We have a clear opportunity to build a new crime series for the future with an author who is savvy and well-connected in the crime world already, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her into the Headline fold.'

Sarah Hilary, who won The Cheshire Prize for Literature in 2012, said, 'I'm thrilled to be working with Vicki and the Headline team, who have such enthusiasm and passion for my characters and their story.'

Headline will publish SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN in early 2014 and follow with Hilary's second novel a year later. Translation rights have been sold in Germany, France, Holland and Italy to date.

Mellor negotiated the two-book deal with Jane Gregory of Gregory & Co.




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