We are thrilled to announce that BURY THE LEAD and an untitled second novel by the talented commercial women’s fiction writing duo Kate Hilton and Elizabeth Renzetti, a smart, funny and wildly charming debut cozy mystery/mystery series for readers of Richard Osman, plus anyone who loved the classic series “Murder She Wrote” but with a mid-life female lead with more political edge!, sold to Leigh Nash and Shivaun Hearne at House of Anansi Press by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency (world English and Canada French) for winter 2024 publication.

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle, Just Like Family and Better Luck Next Time. Before settling on writing fiction, she pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing and major fundraising. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the National Post, Canadian Living and the Huffington Post, on topics ranging from working motherhood to creativity to reinvention. Kate Hilton lives in Toronto in a blended family that includes a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter and a rescue dog.

Elizabeth Renzetti is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books. She has been a columnist, reporter, section editor and manager at The Globe and Mail; editor of a national magazine; a correspondent in Los Angeles, London and Berlin; a teacher of writing and an experienced and engaging public speaker. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for gender equity and for justice and progress.

Kate and Elizabeth are represented by Samantha Haywood.