Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired world rights, including translation, for Potkin and Stubbs, a “sparkling” new middle grade series by Sophie Green. Peppered with reluctant ghosts, wisecracks and an unusual investigative duo, the trilogy will be illustrated by rising star Karl Mountford.
Sophie has commented: “Potkin and Stubbs started as a ghost story, and became a detective noir steeped in comedy, but at its heart it’s a story about what it means to be believed in, and what it takes to believe in someone else. It’s every writer’s dream to be able to debut with the story they wanted to tell, just as they wanted to tell it, and I was completely thrilled to have this novel picked up so passionately by the wonderful team at Piccadilly Press.”
Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre commented: “Sophie’s writing won me over from her opening lines and had me in thrall until the very last ghostly page. Her stories are brimful of warmth, great heart and thrilling action. We are so proud to be welcoming Sophie to the Piccadilly list for this exciting new series.”
Piccadilly Press is set to the launch the trilogy in March 2019 and through into 2020.