Two Lisa Jackson titles acquired by Mulholland

Two of suspense writer Lisa Jackson’s novels have been acquired by Hodder & Stoughton’s Mulholland imprint.

Dorie Simmonds did the deal for British and Commonwealth rights on behalf of Kensington Books with Mulholland editor Ruth Tross.

From The Bookseller:

Tross said: “I’m delighted to be building on Hodder’s years of achievement with Lisa Jackson and to be making her a star of the Mulholland list. She’s a number one bestseller in the States, and as the success of Karen Rose and Karin Slaughter shows, there’s a huge appetite for the thrilling suspense with a romantic edge that Lisa is so good at.”

The first book in the deal, Deserves to Die, is part of the Alvarez/Pescoli series, and will be released in August 2014. Standalone thriller Close to Home will be released in hardback in September.

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“The Detox Kitchen Bible” sold to Bloomsbury

From The Bookseller:

Bloomsbury has acquired a healthy cookbook from chef-and-nutritionist team Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson. Commissioning editor Natalie Bellos bought World rights in The Detox Kitchen Bible from Dorie Simmonds of The Dorie Simmonds Agency.

Bellos said that the book celebrates “food that is good for the body, and will be a bold and beautiful source of inspiration”.

Simpson is founder of The Detox Kitchen, a healthy food delivery service. Hobson is a qualified nutritionist. Their book will include hundreds of inventive recipes, as well as tailored detox plans.

Bloomsbury will publish The Detox Kitchen Bible in spring 2015.

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