JD Kirk

Twenty-book DCI Jack Logan series by JD Kirk acquired by Canelo

05/04/2024

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We are thrilled to share that commissioning editor Siân Heap, with Managing Director Iain Millar, has acquired World English Language print rights to bestselling author JD Kirk’s DCI Logan series from Elizabeth Counsell at Northbank Talent Management in a twenty book deal for Canelo.

JD Kirk’s DCI Jack Logan series is set in the Scottish Highlands and has sold over three million copies in e-book. The series has received widespread reader acclaim and achieved seven Kindle number one bestsellers.

Canelo will publish A Killer of Influence, the twentieth book in the series, in hardback, simultaneously with the author’s self published ebook edition on 12th September 2024. The first nineteen titles in the series are to be published in mass market paperback editions over the next eighteen months with the first book in the series, A Litter of Bones, publishing in May 2024.

JD Kirk is the crime-writing pen name of award-winning Scottish author, Barry Hutchison. Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, JD and/or Barry lives with his wife, two children, and consistently annoying dog. He has written over 140 books for children and teenagers, more than 20 comedy sci-fi books as Barry J. Hutchison, and his JD Kirk series has been an Amazon number one bestseller around the world.

Siân Heap said: ‘JD Kirk’s DCI Logan series is a prime example of fantastic digital publishing. His novels are absolutely adored by his legions of fans for good reason – they’re brilliantly atmospheric, darkly funny and full of twists and turns. We are so excited to be bringing the series into print and to introducing DCI Logan to many more readers.’

JD Kirk said: ‘I’ve loved writing the DCI Logan books over the last few years, and am continually grateful for the support of all my readers. Now, working with Canelo, I can’t wait to bring the series to an even wider audience.’

Elizabeth Counsell said: ‘We’re delighted to be collaborating with Canelo on the formidable DCI Logan series. JD Kirk is a thriller writer par excellence – Scottish crime doesn’t come better than this.’

A Killer of Influence will be published in September 2024 in hardback, with a mass market paperback edition to follow in summer 2025.

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