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Contact: Betsy Lerner 212-645-7606
VIKING’S SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER THE ORPHANMASTER IS OPTIONED.
Nationally recognized independent bookseller Mitchell Kaplan and award winning Hollywood producer Paula Mazur (The Mazur/Kaplan Company) are adding Viking’s major summer release, the debut thriller THE ORPHANMASTER by Jean Zimmerman, to their feature slate of bestselling titles including The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.
Represented by Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency in association with Creative Artists Agency, Zimmerman’s historical thriller, set in 1663 in the hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (present day lower Manhattan), pairs a beguiling Dutch she-merchant with a dashing British spy who together hunt down a demonic serial killer preying on the colony’s orphans.
The Orphanmaster will be published on June 19, 2012 by Viking, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.