Assistant editor Siân Heap has acquired UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to a series of private investigator mysteries by Amy Stuart from Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency in a three-book deal.
The series follows Clare O’Dey, a woman on the run from her past. In Still Mine, Clare is tasked by private investigator Malcolm Boone with uncovering the truth behind the disappearance of a woman in the small town of Blackmore. Still Water delves further into Clare’s own past as she works to uncover the truth behind a missing woman and her son, with the series coming to a tumultuous conclusion in Still Here, as Clare investigates a disappearance much closer to home.
Amy Stuart is the author of three novels, Still Mine, Still Water, and Still Here, all of which were #1 bestsellers in her native Canada. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award and winner of the 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition, Amy is the founder of Writerscape, an online community for hopeful and emerging writers. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and their three sons.
Siân Heap says: ‘I was instantly gripped by Amy’s writing and the atmospheric world she’s created. The series is packed full of tension and suspense in beautiful and haunting settings. Clare is such an appealing, vulnerable protagonist, on the run from dark forces both inside and out, and is someone readers will really root for. I’m thrilled to be building on the success of Amy’s Clare O’Dey series by bringing it to readers in the UK.’
Amy Stuart says: ‘Clare O’Dey first emerged to me over ten years ago. I wanted to explore the idea of a woman on the run searching for other women like her. I know readers will find Clare resilient and flawed, but I also believe they’ll come to love her over the course of the Still novels. I’m incredibly thrilled to be working with Canelo to launch Clare O’Dey and the Still series in the UK. I can’t wait to connect with readers as they embark on Clare’s journey with her.’
Still Mine will be published in June 2021 in ebook, with print following in July. Still Water will follow in ebook in August and print in November 2021, and Still Here will publish in ebook in November 2021 and print in February 2022. For more information please contact email@example.com.