Spanish and Catalan rights of In the Middle of August sold

Catedral bought Spanish rights of Luca Ventura’s In The Middle of August, Univers is going to publish the Catalan edition. Both are imprints of the publishing group Enciclopèdia Catalana.

In the Middle of August was a #19 for two consecutive weeks on the Spiegel bestseller paperback list, while the book sold a total of 25’000 copies up until 27 May 2020 – quite a feat after being published at the end of March. Moreover, we are currently in talks with film producers about adapting the series for the small screen.

Here are the first enthusiastic quotes by a variety of media:

»Luca Ventura’s Capri crime novel is the start of an atmospheric series which promises everything that Italy has to offer.«
Barbara Hoppe / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurt

»This is the opening act to a promising new crime series, whose protagonists have a fair few secrets still hidden.«
Christina Mondolfo & Mathias Ziegler / Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

»Solid mystery writing – with the potential to establish a new Capri series. Now that we can’t travel there ...« 
Nürnberger Zeitung, Nuremberg

»Ventura fills this opening title with so much material and so many characters that continuing the series will be a breeze.«
Münchner Merkur, Munich

»Respite for the troubled mind.«
ORF, Vienna

»The author Luca Ventura skilfully combines tension with Italian flair. Pure pleasure.«
Gala, Hamburg

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