Rights to our classic Lois Duncan backlist are coming back to us from Random House, plus we are picking up an additional title for 10 total. We will roll-out a few titles each season beginning with Fall 10.
The full list of titles includes:
Fall 2010:I Know What You Did Last Summer; Killing Mr. Griffin; Don't Look Behind You (pending acquisition) Spring 2011 and beyond: Summer of Fear, Down a Dark Hall, Stranger with My Face, Daughters of Eve, Locked in Time, Gift of Magic;The Third Eye
The books will be modernized with non-invasive editorial changes. The stories are the same--but now a new generation can discover the thrills and chills for themselves!
I Know What You Did Last Summer tells the story of four high schoolers who are involved in a hit and run accident after a party. The accident results in a young boy's death, but the teens, unable to deal with the consequences, leave the body behind and make an anonymous phone call to the police, tipping them off. The group makes a secrecy pact, but when one of the girls receives a note that reads "I know what you did last summer," their dark lie is unearthed. Before they know it, they're trying to outsmart a killer.
Lois Duncan Accomplishments: National Award for Lifetime Achievement Margaret A. Edwards Award for a Distinguished Body of Work for Young Adults
Praise for Don't Look Behind You: ALA Best Book for Young Adults Parents' Choice Book Award Children's Book Award Phantom's Choice Award
Lois Duncan is an acclaimed suspense author for young adults. She has published nearly 50 books for children, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was adapted into a highly-successful horror film, and Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the harrowing experience of her daughter's murder. Lois was the keynote speaker at the 2010 NCTE Convention.