Our newest release, Saints & Martyrs by Martin Penny, is already attracting attention locally, with a feature in the newspapers and window space in local bookshops. Early sales have pushed it up into the top hundreds of books on Amazon featuring serial killers.
Saints & Martyrs tells the story of a frantic chase for Lawrence Arnold, a religion-obsessed serial killer, whose devious methods draw two young female detectives personally into his web. As their relationship develops, the body count rises, with each murder re-enacting the martyrdom of a medieval saint. Allison and Jordan are forced to hunt, and then confront the killer on an apocalyptic night at a country farmhouse. As the hunt progresses, Allison begins to question the motives of her partner, who appears to know a lot more than she admits.
Saints & Martyrs is the first in a series of Allison Cousins investigations, which will continue in 2021 with Death & the Angel. We have already obtained options on the entire series, which is envisaged to comprise seven volumes. The rights are available and are being pitched at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair, and a TV series is being discussed.