Crime writers down under

It may be too early to call this a bona fide trend, but then again, so often we get a trend of one these days. But considering Kathryn Fox’s debut MALICIOUS INTENT will be out next month in the UK (from Hodder Headline) with US publication to follow soon, and now this new deal just announced, it may be safe to say that the next group of rising stars is female, and from Australia:

P.D. Martin’s BODY COUNT, the first in a series featuring an FBI profiler with psychic abilities, who’s involved in a complex serial killer case, to Margaret Marbury at Mira Books, by Elaine Koster (world, except Australia (sold to Macmillan), Germany (sold to Rowohlt) and The Netherlands).Chandler Crawford will be representing the Dutch rights on Elaine Koster’s behalf.

Of course, there’s still no word if the self-professed #1 selling Aussie crime writer will cross shores…