Editorial Director Vicky Blunden has acquired World All Language rights in two new books in a gripping cozy crime series from bestselling US author Ellie Alexander. The fourth book in the Secret Bookcase series, A Holiday Homicide, will publish in ebook, paperback and audio in November 2024, with the follow-up in February 2025.

Ellie Alexander has published over 27 books, including the long-running and bestselling Bakeshop Mysteries and Sloan Krause series.

Alexander says,

“It’s been a delight to collaborate with the team at Storm to bring this story to life. I’m so grateful to Vicky Blunden for her keen eye, insight, and enthusiasm for Annie, Redwood Grove, and the entire cast of fictional characters. It’s been a dream to have an editor to brainstorm with who cares deeply about making these books compelling page-turners that sweep readers into the cozy world of an Agatha Christie-themed bookstore. I cannot wait to share this series with readers!”

Blunden says,

“This series is such a joy to publish and just keeps getting better and better. Ellie is the undisputed queen of cozy crime; she’s a genius at creating a world you want to dive into, and which is the perfect setting for her gripping mysteries to unfold. It’s impossible not to care deeply about amateur sleuth Annie Murrray, whose past is just as compelling as the dramatic events that keep her busy! Readers love Ellie’s books and will be thrilled to hear there are more to come!”

For more information about Ellie Alexander, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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