We are excited to announce that UK & Commonwealth Rights to Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland’s, classic Christie-esque locked-room mystery with a Scandi twist DEATH OF A DIPLOMAT, and a sequel has been acquired by Sphere Editorial Director, Rosanna Forte!

Sphere will publish in hardback in early 2025.

Deal by Samanatha Haywood and Evan Brown at Transatlantic Agency.

North American rights have been sold to Anna Michaels at Sourcebooks and Nita Pronovost at S&S Canada.

DEATH OF A DIPLOMAT is set on the remote Westman islands and follows the wife of the Canadian ambassador to Iceland, Jane, as she attempts to solve a murder at a diplomatic dinner party before her husband falls under suspicion. It is the first in a planned series and has all the hallmarks of the best in genre: an immersive setting, an interconnected cast of colourful characters, and members of the elite world, behaving very badly indeed.

Eliza Reid is the ultimate person to write the DEATH OF A DIPLOMAT series. She is the First Lady of Iceland, a bestselling nonfiction author, and a beloved figure in the mystery community, having co-founded the acclaimed Iceland Writers Retreat, which she continues to run each year, counting many of the world’s most famous mystery and thriller writers among her writing friends. Her first book, Secrets of the Sprakkar, was an instant bestseller in Iceland and Canada, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick, and was recommended by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Margaret Atwood, and many others. It has been sold in Canada, UK, US, France, Iceland, Germany, Slovakia, Japan, Czechia and Korea so far.

Congratulations Eliza!