Jackdaw, the first in a new series by the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author Daniel Cole, has been acquired by Storm Publishing. Publisher Kathryn Taussig signed a deal for World English rights with Susan Armstrong of C+W Agency, part of the Curtis Brown Group. Jackdaw will be published in ebook, audio and paperback in October 2023.

Cole has sold over 1.2 million copies of his books worldwide and been published in over thirty-five countries. His new novel, Jackdaw, begins with the shocking murder of a London heiress, live-streamed online by a vicious killer known only as the Jackdaw. Detective Constable Scarlett Delaney is on the case, but her investigation is thrown into disray by the untrustworthy but dapper Henry Devlin, who proves to be both an unlikely ally and a dangerous distraction…

Taussig says,

“Cole’s ability to weave complex and compelling narratives, complete with well-drawn characters and plenty of suspense, is unparalleled. His writing style is crisp and engaging, with a razor-sharp wit that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. And with each new novel, he seems to up the ante even further, pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a thriller. However, what really sets Cole apart, in my opinion, is his ability to create genuine emotional depth within his stories. He doesn’t just rely on cheap thrills – instead, he crafts stories that are rich with character development and nuance, drawing readers in and keeping them invested. I can’t wait to share this unforgettable new book with readers.”

Cole comments,

“I’m moving to Storm! It’s such a new and exciting home for me to launch Jackdaw – by far the most fun and irreverent novel I’ve ever written. I can’t wait to start working with Kathryn, Oliver and the team, and for everybody to meet and fall in love with Scarlett and Henry!”

For more information about Daniel Cole, you can find him on Twitter and Facebook.

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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