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SOLD! Congratulations to Maureen Johnson!

In advance of her new Stevie Bell mystery releasing in December, NINE LIARS, I’m so thrilled to share the news of Maureen Johnson‘s next book, a standalone contemporary mystery entitled DEATH AT MORNING HOUSE. From Publishers Weekly:

Katherine Tegen at HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books has acquired, in an exclusive submission, DEATH AT MORNING HOUSE by Maureen Johnson, a YA contemporary mystery novel about a girl who finds herself in a house with a terrible secret and becomes obsessed by the place, the people, and the romance of it all—and ends up finding the darkness at its core. Erica Sussman will edit; publication is planned for winter 2024. Kate Testerman at KT Literary did the three-book deal for world rights, including two more Stevie Bell mysteries.

And yes, as you can see, the deal also includes two more (the last two?) Stevie Bell mysteries! Can’t wait to share more about them with you! For now, stay tuned for a fantastic pre-order campaign for NINE LIARS. Details to come!

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