Art of the deals

Ah, it’s been a while since I rounded up deals of note. First, there’s Perri O’Shaugnessy jumping ship from longtime publisher Bantam Dell to new waters:

From Perri O’Shaughnessy (the pen-name of sisters Pamela and Mary), two

more suspense thrillers, following Maggie Crawford to Pocket, for

publication beginning in 2008, by Nancy Yost at Lowenstein-Yost.

Then there’s a new mystery series that sounds most intriguing, and obviously building on the success of John Burdett’s books:

Timothy Boyd’s A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART, launching a mystery series

about Bangkok, and n THE MILLION-DOLLAR MINUTE, the second in the

series, in which the hero finds himself stuck between North Korean

counterfitters, the Secret Service, and his long-estranged father’s cry

for help, to Marjorie Braman at William Morrow, in a pre-empt, by Bob

Mecoy at Creative Book Services (World).

And Jesse Kellerman looks to be sticking around quite a while:

Jesse Kellerman’s three new novels, to Chris Pepe and Ivan Held at

Putnam, in a significant deal, by Liza Dawson of Liza Dawson Associates. Foreign:  Chandler Crawford.