Red Arrow Studios has co-development rights with Playground for all 75 novels and 28 short stories about the French detective Jules Maigret.
Lina Bengtsdotter’s crime novel Annabelle is a hit with rights buyers. The book also has its own song by the author’s sister and pop singer, Petra Brohäll.
A hit two holiday seasons ago has spawned a cozy cottage industry in a vaunted setting: The British Library is ready to stuff your stockings with crime.
The writers’ support organization Sisters in Crime releases a new report on diversity in mystery writing and today’s book publishing industry.
In India, ‘Runaway Romances,’ ‘Thriller Takeaways,’ and ‘Mythological Mysteries’ dominated the book business, forging a wide gulf between genre and lit.
By Edward Nawotka Nothing sells better overseas than US mystery novels. The Edgar Allen Poe Awards acknowledges the “best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television” published or produced each year and their shortlist has just been announced. While the rights to many of the “big name” authors have likely already been scooped up, the shortlist might be the place to …
By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article, a look at the top-selling fiction titles in Europe in 2009 reveals that noir from the Scandinavian countries is ranked among the top-selling categories of fiction in Europe. Interest in “Nordic Noir” has been growing for a long time. The first Nordic Noir novel I can remember achieving widespread popularity was Peter Hoeg’s …