Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ellen raskin news

Big news regarding Ellen Raskin, from Publisher's Weekly:
Stephanie Owens Lurie and Mark McVeigh at Dutton have acquired five books by Newbery Award–winner and The Westing Game author Ellen Raskin in a major six-figure deal negotiated by Alex Glass and John Silbersack at Trident on behalf of the Raskin estate. The books include two new puzzle mystery novels: The Westing Quest, a sequel to The Westing Game, and A Murder for Macaroni and Cheese, a never-before-seen manuscript nearly completed at the author's death in 1984. The deal also includes the reissue of three backlist novels, Figgs & Phantoms, The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) and The Tattooed Potato.

While, as a rule, I dislike posthumously published half-finished manuscripts, people writing books taking place in another author's "world," and the like, I find myself getting really excited about the prospect of one, possibly two, *new* Ellen Raskin books.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:19 PM

    omg! i love the westing game were can i get the other books????


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