9th September 2019

Zaffre to publish first book in “landmark” new series by bestselling author Lynda La Plante

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Zaffre to publish first book in “landmark” new series by bestselling author Lynda La Plante

Zaffre, the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Buried — a new novel from bestselling author Lynda La Plante.

Buried is set in modern-day London and features a new protagonist — Jack Warr, a young DC with the Metropolitan Police. Charming but aimless, Jack can’t seem to find his place in the world — until he’s drawn into an investigation that turns his life upside down. In the aftermath of a fire at a derelict cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remnants of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes — the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlins and her gang of widows. Jack’s assignment to the case coincides with an investigation into his own past. As he searches for the truth about his identity, Jack finds himself increasingly drawn into a murky underworld of corruption and crime. Those millions have not been forgotten, and Jack will stop at nothing to find the truth.

“We are really excited to be bringing the first of this landmark contemporary new series to Lynda La Plante’s many fans around the world. Lynda’s genius for a nail-biting plot and character development is shown at its brilliant best …”

Kate Parkin, M.D. of Adult Trade, Bonnier Books UK

The new series has roots in La Plante’s bestselling novels, Widows and Widows’ Revenge. Both novels were updated and published by Zaffre following the release of the critically-acclaimed film adaptation of Widows, directed by Steve McQueen.

“I’m so excited to introduce a new series to my readers …”

Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante said: “I’m so excited to introduce a new series to my readers featuring a new protagonist, Jack Warr. Whenever I create a character, I live and breathe them — I really do love them. And Jack is no exception. He’s a detective with a past that forces him to dig deep, question himself and gain shocking insight into who he is. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or find himself slipping to the wrong side of the law?”

Kate Parkin, Managing Director of Adult Trade at Bonnier Books UK, said: “We are really excited to be bringing the first of this landmark contemporary new series to Lynda La Plante’s many fans around the world. Lynda’s genius for a nail-biting plot and character development is shown at its brilliant best here in her depiction of the gradual hardening up of Jack Warr into a man to be reckoned with. Buried has all the hallmarks of a bestseller.”