Kate Lyall Grant, commissioning editor at Severn House, has acquired two horror novels from Chaz Brenchley via agent John Jarrold. The novels are centred around a strange country house in the north of England that affects everyone who comes into contact with it â€“ some for good, some for ill â€“ in different time periods. The first book, provisionally titled House of Doors, will be set during the Second World War, and is due for publication in September 2011.
Kate Lyall Grant said: “I am thrilled to be reunited with Chaz Brenchley whom I first came across at Hodder and who, I think, is one of the most talented â€“ and underrated â€“ British horror/fantasy novelists writing today. I’m delighted too to be able to celebrate my first deal with my former S&S colleague, John Jarrold.”