Persistence pays. Cornwell‘s first crime novel, Postmortem, was rejected by seven major publishign houses before it was published by Scribner in 1990. It became the first novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure in a single year. Lifetime TV has announced forthcoming movie versions of At Risk and its sequel, The Front.
(Publisher’s Weekly, June 22)