Fans of Helen Fields’ compulsively gripping crime series, featuring D. I. Callanach and D. I. Turner, will be pleased to know that Avon has snapped up three more titles from the bestselling crime author. Helen Huthwaite, Publishing Director, bought world English language rights from Caroline Hardman.

Huthwaite said: “Helen is quite simply a star – she has captured the attention of the crime world with her intricately plotted series and brilliant characters and we’re so pleased to be able to reach even more readers with three more books. Her writing is clever, hard-hitting and unputdownable, and we’re extremely proud to be her publisher as her fanbase continues to grow.”

Fields added: “I’m beyond thrilled to be partnering with Avon to produce three more books. Writing the Perfect series is an absolute joy and having the opportunity to work on a standalone too is amazing. I’ve loved being a part of the Avon/HarperCollins family and I’m really looking forward to building on the hard work the team has put in over the last six books.”

Hardman said: “Helen is a crime writer par excellence and it’s been a pleasure to work with Avon and see their commercial acuity in action in building Helen’s brilliant series. I’m excited we’ll be working together on three more Helen Fields crime novels, which I know her fans will be itching to read!”

The sixth book in the series, Perfect Kill is published today (6th February) and will be followed by a standalone crime novel.

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