Fans of Miranda Dickinson will be absolutely delighted by the news that her first crime fiction series is on it’s way! Keshini Naidoo, publishing director at Hera Books have snapped up world English language rights from Hannah Ferguson. The series will be published under the pseudonym MJ White, with the first book set to be released early 2022 and the second to follow later that year.

Miranda said: “This series has been my secret passion for years and I am thrilled that Dr Cora Lael and Acting DS Rob Minshull are finally going to meet readers thanks to Keshini and the brilliant team at Hera. I love their passion and plans for my crime thrillers and I’m excited to see what the future holds for M J White.”

Keshini said: “I’ve long been an admirer of Miranda’s writing, so when I was lucky enough to receive her first ever crime novel, I knew it would be something special… and I was not wrong! Dr Cora Lael, a psychologist with a rare form of synaesthesia that enables her to sense emotional echoes hidden in discarded objects, is such a captivating, intriguing character. As she teams up with Acting DS Rob Minshull to investigate the disappearance of a young child in the Suffolk village of St Just, Cora’s rare skill comes into play, and the result is a novel that breathes new life into the police procedural.  I was absolutely swept away by this detective novel with a twist, and I just know that this series will delight crime fiction readers and Miranda’s fans alike. We’re so proud that M J White will be joining us at Hera, and can’t wait for readers to take Cora Lael to their hearts.”

Miranda Dickinson is a Sunday Times Bestselling novelist. Her first novel, Fairytale of New York was discovered on and went on to sell over 108,000 copies, become a bestseller in Germany and Turkey and was nominated for the RNA Novel of the Year award 2010.

Since then Miranda has become a Sunday Times Bestselling author of four books, she has been shortlisted again for the RNA Novel of the Year, this time with It Started With a Kiss, she has been published in ten languages and has been a bestseller in four countries. She’s sold a million copies worldwide and still can’t believe it’s all happened to her!

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