Ad Lib has landed an "extraordinary" book by Matt Johnson about police officer John Murray’s investigation into the murder of fellow officer Yvonne Fletcher, who was fatally wounded by a shot fired from the Libyan embassy in 1984, resulting in an 11-day siege of the embassy.
Editorial director Duncan Proudfoot acquired world all language rights to No Ordinary Day from Broo Doherty at the DHH Agency. The book will be published on 8th June 2023 in paperback.
Johnson said: "As WPC Yvonne Fletcher lay dying, her close friend John Murray cradled her in his arms. As she breathed her last, he promised her he would not rest
Proudfoot added: "Matt’s book is not only a deeply moving account of one man’s dogged, decades-long fight for justice for a murdered friend, but also an extraordinary political thriller. It lays bare government collusion with Colonel Gadaffi’s Libya as part of attempts to undermine the miners’ strike and gives startling insights into how decisions taken by our politicians and intelligence agencies, supposedly in our best interests, may be anything but. Equally significantly, it is a compelling account of the growing political control of policing, which began longer ago than many might suppose and has been every bit as damaging as is increasingly evident."
From The Bookseller article | Katie Fraser