Yes indeed, folks. You heard it here first... or second. Possibly third. Stuart Neville has finally let the cat out of the bag. Nat Sobel has landed him a two book publishing deal and The Ghosts of Belfast is set for a 2009 release, courtesy of Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House.
What's that, Stuart?
Needless to say, I'm thrilled and excited. Harvill Secker is a prestigious imprint with a reputation for literary fiction, and international thrillers. Some of the stable's best known European crime writers are Jo Nesbo (The Redbreast has been a huge success in Europe) and Henning Mankell, and many others. My editor is Geoff Mulligan, who as it happens originally hails from Belfast.
Check out his blog post, dated 05/08/08, for the whole story and to offer him congratulations.
Fair play to ye, Mister Neville! Congratulations!