Burke Jumps to HarperCollins
In good, though not all that surprising news:
Author of Dead Connection, Alafair Burke’s LAST CALL, continuing with Detective Ellie Hatcher, pitting her against a serial killer targeting the Manhattan bar scene, moving with
Jennifer Barth to Harper, in a significant deal, for two books, for
publication beginning in fall 2008, by Philip Spitzer at Philip Spitzer
Literary Agency (world, excl. UK).
I thought DEAD CONNECTION was a good step forward for Burke and nice to see the series continue. And since Barth bought Burke’s books from the getgo, it’s not all that surprising there would be a publishing house move – though it is a pretty serious blow for Holt, who now lack a major female thriller writer in their stable. Wonder who will take that place, if at all?