Rights Available! Female Hero Who's a Mix of Lisbeth Salander and Carrie Mathison

Brad Meltzer's 'The Escape Artist,' along with Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer's 'Layover,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Hachette Book Group

The Escape Artist (Grand Central, March 6) by Brad Meltzer
Agency: WME

The talented Meltzer has had success in books (more than a dozen best-sellers), comics (Identity Crisis) and TV (gone-too-soon cult hit Jack & Bobby). The female hero in his first novel in three years is being likened to a mix of Lisbeth Salander and Carrie Mathison.

Layover (Crown Books For Young Readers, Feb. 6) by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer
Reps: UTA, Principato Young

The Step Up 3D screenwriters (and best friends) are moving into the literary world with this novel about three siblings from a blended family who learn about their parents' impending divorce.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.