Deals, Etc.

As there are quite a number on the crime fiction front. First, the next book from Blake Crouch:

Blake Crouch’s ABANDON, set in a remote mining town high in the Rockies where two backcountry guides are leading a history professor, a journalist, a psychic, and a paranormal photographer deep into the Colorado wilderness to explore the fate of a group of people and an entire town that mysteriously vanished in 1893, to Michael Homler at St. Martin’s, by Linda Allen of Linda Allen Literary Agency.

Then a debut thriller also has a northern echo:

Dennis Murphy’s DARKNESS AT THE BREAK OF NOON, set in the frozen north where a sergeant of the Yellowknife RCMP must find out why the discovery of a journal from the ill-fated Franklin Expedition has proven fatal for at least two people, to Jennifer Lambert at Harper Canada, in a two-book deal, for publication in May 2009, by Helen Heller at Helen Heller Agency.

Finally, this book’s title is straightforward but makes me want to read it straight away:

Dan Wells’s I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, about a 15-year-old who works in his family’s mortuary and has an unhealthy obsession with serial killers, and his struggle to control his dark side when a real monster comes to his small town, to Moshe Feder at Tor, in a three-book deal, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (NA).