Storm Publishing has signed three books in a new supernatural crime series by bestselling author Helen Phifer. Commissioning Editor Kate Smith acquired World English rights in e-book, paperback and audio as part of a three-book deal, with the first in the series set to publish this autumn and the next to follow in February.

The Haunting on West 10th Street follows NYPD’s Detective Maria Miller as she investigates a murder in the attic of an old Brownstone that seems to be linked with an identical murder sixty years before. The following books in the series will see Miller tackle new crime mysteries with supernatural elements, set in locations across New York City.

Phifer says,

“I’m beyond excited to be working with Kate and Storm on bringing this series to life and returning to writing stories with a supernatural twist in addition to my mainstream crime fiction. I’m excited to see these books reaching new readers.”

Smith adds,

“I’m thrilled to be working with an author as talented and accomplished as Helen and to bring this exhilarating new series to readers. I quickly fell in love with Helen’s storytelling and her characters, especially the fiercely independent Detective Maria Miller. I can’t wait to discover what crimes she and her partner Frankie face in the next books – and to see the new ways Helen finds to scare her readers senseless.”

Phifer will continue to write crime fiction for Bookouture, which has published her since 2017.

For more information about Helen Phifer, you can find her website here:

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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