Baskerville has scooped a “compulsively readable” new crime series by thriller writer Charlotte Philby. Publishing director Jade Chandler acquired world all-languages rights to two books from Veronique Baxter at David Higham, in an exclusive submission to Baskerville. The first Farrow & Chang thriller, Dirty Money, will be published in spring 2025, backed by a “major” marketing and publicity campaign.

‘London’s glitziest and seediest corners spring to life in this sharp and savvy novel. Madeleine Farrow and Ramona Chang make an unlikely duo and an unforgettable team. A terrific read.’
Gilly Macmillan, bestselling author of The Fall

The synopsis says: “Starring two female leads and set in contemporary London, Dirty Money takes the reader from the extreme wealth of Mayfair’s leafy neighbourhoods, to the bustle of Soho’s nightclubs, and the backstreets of East London, where affluent hipsters and working-class Londoners live parallel lives. “In Dirty Money, Charlotte Philby skewers the poison that runs through the veins of the capital at both extremes of society and introduces two unforgettable new characters to the crime genre.”

‘I was gripped from the very first chapter. Smart, timely and great fun from beginning to end. The kind of thriller to leave you wanting more.’ Bella Mackie, author of How to Kill Your Family

Chandler said: “I am excited to be working with the talented Charlotte Philby on the brilliant new Farrow & Chang thrillers. The combination of her pacy writing, with an authentic London setting and two very appealing female lead characters is a dream scenario for fans of compelling crime series. We are proud to be launching Dirty Money as a new brand on the Baskerville list in 2025.”

‘Razor-sharp writing, great characters and a brilliantly topical story make for a compelling journey through the dark heart of London.’
TM Logan, author of The Dream Home and The Holiday

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