15 May 2023

ILP Brings John Creasey Books
to New Audiences Through a Digital Publishing Programme

We are delighted to announce our plan to bring John Creasey’s books to a new generation of readers through an international digital publishing programme.

Hilary Strong, CEO, UK and Europe said: “ILP is committed to championing John Creasey’s work and our new digital publishing programme is the latest example of how we are consistently working to bring his work to new readers and audiences. Our mission is to secure, protect and grow our authors’ legacies. We are trusted to steward the literary properties that we acquire and we take that responsibility seriously.”

Our New York and London-based teams are experienced in the book and entertainment businesses. As proactive owners and co-owners of literary catalogues, we work closely with authors, their agents and publishers to maximise the creative and commercial opportunities of their writing.

As well as John Creasey, our unique and growing portfolio of estates includes the works of Georges Simenon, Margery Allingham, Eric Ambler, Edmund Crispin, Ngaio Marsh and many others.

Strong added: “Our dedication to serving these timeless properties is evident in our successful collaboration with family, agents, producers, publishers and fans. We are committed to driving a global appreciation of our author’s work, while always remaining true to its essence.”

John Creasey, MBE, (1908-1973) was a prolific, best-selling English writer who wrote detective fiction, crime fiction, espionage, thriller, science fiction, romance and even westerns. Over his long career, Creasey wrote over six hundred novels under twenty-eight different pen names. His work has sold over 80 million copies in more than 25 languages and is an established tool for learning the English language, especially in Europe and Asia.

We are proud supporters of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) and are sponsoring the 2023 ILP John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. The Crime Writers’ Association Daggers were established in 1955 to celebrate the very best in crime writing, and The ILP John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger is awarded in memory of the celebrated writer and founder of the CWA, John Creasey. The winner will be announced at the CWA Daggers Awards Dinner on 6th July 2023 in London.