Bookseller – Rights – Transworld signs Murrin’s new murder mystery series

Transworld has signed two books in a new murder mystery series by Orlando Murrin.

Finn Cotton, Senior Commissioning Editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Oli Munson at AM Heath.

The first book of the treaty, Knife Skills for BeginnersA contemporary cozy murder mystery with a culinary twist and the start of a new series introducing chef Paul Delamar.

The publisher said: „When Paul agrees to teach at an exclusive residential cookery school in Belgravia, the only thing he expects his students to kill are his taste buds. But then the unthinkable happens: someone dies. Paul can’t figure out which of his students is the killer – and more Teach everyone how to make a perfect hollandaise sauce – he’ll be next to get the chop.”

A semi-finalist on „MasterChef,” Murin edited Woman and home and BBC Good Food. He established Olive Journalist and worked as a chef-hotel salesman. He is president of the Guild of Food Writers and presents the BBC Good Food podcast with Tom Kerridge.

Cotton said: „Orlando is a wonderful writer whose humour, wit and keen eye for a good recipe have won him followers across the culinary world. With his first novel, he brings these considerable talents to crime fiction. Knife Skills for Beginners A celebration of fine dining and delicious cooking – an unmissable story for crime fiction fans and foodies alike.

Murin said: „The world of food is a dream backdrop for a murder mystery. Anyone who’s seen behind the scenes of a professional kitchen knows they’re places full of tensions: you’re only as good as your last canapé, and there’s no shortage of deadly weapons to wreak your vengeance on the hated sous-chef. , Smug Restaurant Critic Or the customer from hell.

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“In the case Knife Skills for Beginners, chef Paul Delamere is thrust into teaching a cooking class to a group of high-maintenance foodies. I’ve experienced this kind of chaos firsthand, and the miracle is that I haven’t committed an actual murder.

„Having written several cookbooks and countless recipes, it was a great pleasure to work with my agent, Ollie Munson of AM Heath, and my editor, Finn Cotton, to create a culinary crime story with food that pulses with food.”

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