Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired World All-Language rights including Film & Television for a new, character-driven cosy crime series by Scottish author Jackie Baldwin. Jackie has previously been published by One More Chapter, a division of HarperCollins. This series, set outside Edinburgh, follows private detective Grace McKenna as she investigates the suspicious death of a local celebrity psychic. The first book will publish as part of Storm’s launch titles in May 2023, followed by two more books in the Portobello Detective Agency series in summer and autumn 2023.

Jackie says,

“I am thrilled to be joining Storm and it is a joy to be working with such an enthusiastic and positive editor as Kathryn to develop my new private detective series to its fullest potential.”

Kathryn says,

“Grace McKenna is a fantastic character and I was so engrossed in this mystery right away. I also love the setting, and I think readers are going to too. Jackie is a brilliant writer who infuses warmth and humour in every page, as well as a pacy whodunnit that keeps you hooked until the end! I am thrilled she’s chosen to come be published by Storm and so excited for May when the first book will be released.”

For more information on Jackie, you can find her on twitter and on her website!

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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