Deals are all over

And just when you thought the Scandinavian crime fiction boom had hit its peak, maybe not:

K.O. Dahl’s THE FOURTH MAN, the first of four new crime thrillers, to Peter

Wolverton at Minotaur, for publication in winter 2008, by Niclas

Salomonsson at the Salomonsson Agency.

Midnight Ink gets a new author in its stable, too:

Joanna Campbell Slan’s OVER EXPOSED and SCRAPLIFTED, the first two

books in a new cozy series featuring a scrapbooker extraordinaire and

amateur sleuth, to Barbara Moore at Midnight Ink, in a two-book deal,

by Liz Trupin-Pulli at JET Literary Associates (world).

The Anthony Boucher book has finally found a home:

Edgar-nominated author of Who Was That Lady?, Jeffrey Marks’ A LIFE IN

REVIEW: The Anthony Boucher story, the life story of Boucher, mystery

author, writer for The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio show,

founder of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the mystery

critic for the NYT for two decades, to Gary Mitchem at McFarland, in a

nice deal.

As has Adrian Hyland’s much-acclaimed Australian crime fiction debut:

Adrian Hyland’s Australian debut crime novel, DIAMOND DOVE, set in the

Outback and featuring a feisty Aboriginal heroine, to Laura Hruska at

Soho Press, in a two-book deal, by Peter McGuigan at the Sanford J.

Greenburger Associates, on behalf of the Mary Cunnane Agency.