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DI Amy Winter Optioned For TV

Here is the news I’ve been DYING to share! I’m so excited at the prospect of Amy Winter being brought to screen…

Here is the press release as featured in The Bookseller today:

Awesome options novel from ex-police detective turned best-selling crime author Caroline Mitchell

At Capital Crime, London’s festival of crime writing, Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome) announces that it has optioned the media rights to crime-thriller TRUTH AND LIES, by New York Times best-selling author, and former police detective, Caroline Mitchell.

Published in 2018 by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, TRUTH AND LIES is the first installment in the DI Amy Winter thriller series. Author Caroline Mitchell has published 11 crime thrillers in total and all her books have become no. 1 bestsellers in their categories with over a million copies sold. 

TRUTH AND LIES follows London Met detective, 33-year-old Amy Winter, who is the daughter of a husband-and-wife serial killer team imprisoned for a string of heinous killings years ago. When a teenage girl goes missing, Amy is forced to reconnect with her incarcerated mother Lillian in order to prevent another murder. She soon becomes entangled in her mother’s psychopathic game and must confront her own dark past in a race against the clock. 

Since taking investment from Kew Media Group in 2018, Awesome has been focusing on high-end book-to-screen adaptations and is currently in production on the adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel THE SMALL HAND: A GHOST STORY starring Douglas Henshall for Channel 5 with its co-production partner, Two Rivers Media.  

Speaking at Capital Crime, author Caroline Mitchell says: “I am thrilled that Awesome Media & Entertainment have optioned Truth And Lies for TV. Having met Jeff Norton and the team, I know my book could not be in better hands.  I am very excited to see what the future brings.”

Executive Producer Jeff Norton says: “In Amy Winter, Caroline Mitchell has crafted a compelling character that leaps off the page and demands to be brought to the screen. It’s an honour to be trusted by such a gifted author to develop her work for British television.”

Dream Come True

I am so grateful to my agent, Madeleine Milburn and the fantastic Hayley Steed for brokering this deal, as well as to my publishers, Thomas & Mercer for helping Amy Winter reach such a wide audience internationally. I know that Awesome Media will do a fantastic job and I am hugely excited to see what’s in store.

This Post Has 10 Comments
  1. Not wishing to be horrid and burst your bubble, but I remember when they televised Peter Robinsons books, they were dreadful. Your books are so thrilling,I honestly hope they keep them true to what you’ve written xx

    1. Thanks Carole, I have every faith in the company, Awesome media, I’m sure they will do a terrific job. 🙂

  2. Just a quarter way through Perfect Mother, I’m holding my breath, don’t think poor Roz knows what she’s letting herself into xx

  3. Absolutely drained from reading a masterpiece and just about to start another. It will be difficult to produce it on TV but let’s hope they can.

    1. Thanks Martin, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. I’m writing book four in the series now, Flesh And Blood, which will be released in 2021. Yes, fingers crossed we see Amy on our screens in the future.

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