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Bonnier Zaffre acquires “gripping and atmospheric” mystery by W.C. Ryan

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, has acquired world rights including audio, film and TV for A House of Ghosts, by W.C. Ryan.

Sophie Orme, Editorial Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired rights from Andrew Gordon at David Higham Associates.

Described as “an unrelentingly gripping and atmospheric mystery packed with twists and turns” W.C. Ryan’s novel is set in winter 1917, as the First World War enters its most brutal phase; back home in England everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die. For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one…

I’m delighted that my new project ‘A House of Ghosts’ has found a home at such a brilliant publisher.

-W.C. Ryan

W.C. Ryan, commented: “I’m delighted that my new project A House of Ghosts has found a home at such a brilliant publisher”

Sophie Orme, commented: “I’m so excited to be publishing A House of Ghosts. This gripping and atmospheric murder mystery reads like And Then There Were None meets The Woman in Black, and will be the perfect ghostly escape this autumn.”

A House of Ghosts is set to publish on 4th October 2018 in hardback and eBook.