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!
In Killing Mr. Griffin, a group of high school students think their English teacher treats them too harshly--so they kidnap their teacher to "teach him a lesson." But the plan goes all wrong when the plot results in his untimely death, and the kids are left with a mess of guilt...until they realize that one of them is 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.