Rights Available! Two Hot New Books With Hollywood Appeal

Courtesy of Harper

A novel about a private investigator and another from a Pulitzer Prize winner are both ripe for optioning.

This story first appeared in the May 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

What are the buzzy books making the rounds in Hollywood right now? Here are two titles getting attention from executives, producers and actors in the industry this week. 

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Agents: Jeremy Bell and Shari Smiley (Gotham)

A private investigator returns home to Oklahoma City, haunted by two 25-year-old cold cases: an armed movie-theater robbery that killed six employees and the disappearance of a teenage girl on that same day.

The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)
Agents: Josie Freedman and Esther Newberg (ICM)

Set in the waning days of the Cold War, this book by Pulitzer Prize winner Hoffman relates the true-life tale of the CIA's most valuable Soviet spy and the disgruntled agent who betrayed him to the Russians.