Sprout to adapt James Carol’s ‘Broken Dolls’

Broken Dolls by James Carol

Sprout Pictures are excited to announce that they will be working with James Carol, the hugely talented author of the soon to be released Broken Dolls crime novel. Sprout were recently successful in optioning the novel which will be published in January 2014 under Faber & Faber crime.

Broken Dolls is the first in a series of crime novels which are to be released annually. The first instalment in the series sees Jefferson Winter, an ex-profiler for the FBI travel to London to assist on a particularly unusual and disturbing case. Unlike other criminal profilers Winter is more than usually qualified to track down psychopaths: being the son of one of America’s most renowned serial killers.

Winter has spent his life trying to distance himself from his father’s legacy. Once a rising star at the FBI, he is now a freelance consultant, jetsetting around the globe helping local law enforcement agencies with difficult cases. He’s not got Da Vinci’s IQ, but he’s pretty close.

When he accepts a particularly disturbing case in London, Winter arrives to find a city in the grip of a cold snap, with a psychopath on the loose who likes abducting and lobotomising young women. Winter must use all his preternatural brain power in order to work out who is behind the attacks, before another young woman becomes a victim. As Winter knows all too well, however, not everyone who’s broken can be fixed.

Pre-order your copy of Broken Dolls here on Amazon. For an excerpt of the novel, more information on James Carol and to receive the Jefferson Winter newsletter you can visit the James Carol website here .