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Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew Published in 17 Countries – and Counting

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Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew is one of the biggest titles of 2015. In fact, before it was even published it had people talking!

Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria MysteryLast year’s Frankfurt Book Fair set off a bidding war for the manuscript, creating hype around this new series with “the gentle charm of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the culinary appeal of Like Water For Chocolate”.

Rights were sold to three countries (UK, ANZ and SA) with a pre-empt in Canada. In the year that has passed many other countries have come to the party, making Andrew’s first novel, represented by Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedman Literary Agency, a global success before it had even gone to print.

By 2016, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery will be available in the following territories, distributed by various publishing houses:

Australia – Text Publishing (September 2015)
South Afria – Umuzi (October 2015)
USA – Ecco Press (November 2015)
UK – Canongate (November 2015)
Canada – HarperCollins (November 2015)
Italy – Guanda (November 2015)
Catalan – Ara llibres (2016)
China – Shanghai 99 (2016)
Estonia – Varrak (2016)
France – Flammarion (2016)
Germany – Atrium (2016)
Holland – Orlando (2016)
Israel – Kinneret (2016)
Poland – Otwarte (2016)
Spain – Grijalbo (2016)
Sweden – Norstedts (2016)
Turkey – Ruhum Gidasi (2016)

The US, Canadian, Australian and South African editions all share the same cover image with slightly different text and design features. Have a look at the local cover compared to two international ones, Italy on the left and UK on the right:

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Keep an eye on this space as we will soon be publishing coverage of the local launch of Andrew’s globally successful novel where she chatted to Sandra Prinsloo, the audiobook narrator.

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Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery tells the story of Tannie Maria, an agony aunt from the Little Karoo. A murder in her area sets her off on a sinister journey as she becomes entangled in the investigation. The novel is filled with delicious recipes, intrigue and a dash of romance, promising a thrilling read.

Andrew, a former social and environmental activist who now writes full time, answered some frequently asked questions on her website. These include “Do you ever get writer’s block?”, “Where do you get your ideas?” and “What is your aim as a writer?”

Head on over to Andrew’s site to see her answers:

What is your aim as a writer?

The first time I saw the musician Dave Ferguson play, my mouth fell open, and I fell off my chair onto the floor, moved by the power and beauty of his song.
I would like my words to have an effect like that on someone, sometime.

A more prosaic aim (but one as unlikely) is to become – through my writing – the best version of myself, and to allow others to do the same.

Melbourne-based publisher Text Publishing, who was the first publisher to release this glorious mystery novel, created a flipagram to give readers a taste Recipes for Love and Murder. Watch it:

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