Rogue Island, my Edgar Award-nominated debut crime novel, will soon be appearing in French and Japanese. My great agent just finished negotiating the deals, which now await the final exchange of paperwork.
The Japanese deal is with Hayakawa, one of the best publishers in Japan, with a long list of bestsellers.
The French deal is with Actes Sud, whose authors include Steig Larsson. It is perhaps the best French publisher of crime fiction. That one is a two-book deal, Actes Sud also wanting the sequel, “Cliff Walk,” which will be published in the U.S. about a year from now.
Previously I signed another deal with the biggest publisher in Russia. I can’t wait to see the foreign editions, even though I won’t be able to read them. (Well, I guess I remember enough high school French to puzzle out one of them.)