Delacorte Press to Publish 4 New JACK REACHER Thrillers


Brothers Andrew (l) and Lee (r) Child. Photo © Tasha Alexander.

Delacorte Press has acquired four new JACK REACHER thrillers in the #1 internationally bestselling series—to be written by Lee Child and Andrew Child.  President of the Ballantine Group Kara Welsh and Editor-in-Chief Kara Cesare acquired North American publishing rights and the first title in the new deal will publish in 2024 , becoming the twenty-ninth in the Jack Reacher series. The most recent Reacher thriller, THE SECRET, published on October 24, is a #1 New York Times bestseller. 

There are more than 100 million copies in print of the Jack Reacher series with foreign rights sold in one hundred territories. The books have inspired two major motion pictures and a successful streaming series. Season one of Amazon Prime’s Reacher, featuring Alan Ritchson as the title character was based on the first Jack Reacher novel, KILLING FLOOR, with season two tied to the novel BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE (Reacher #11) to begin streaming on Prime this December. 

Lee Child said, “I’m delighted that Reacher will live on, and I can’t think of a better or more talented pair of hands than Andrew’s to steer the books from here, just as he has for the past four titles.”

Andrew Child said “On behalf of fellow Reacher fans everywhere, it’s an honor and a privilege to continue to be entrusted with the future of the series. As Lee will still be involved, I can look forward to plenty of coffee-fueled discussions about Reacher’s upcoming adventures.” 

Previous #1 bestselling books. Photo: © Sigrid Estrada.

Kara Welsh adds, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Lee and Andrew for four more Reacher novels. Readers everywhere will be delighted to see Reacher continue to right all the wrongs his way, and to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.” 

Lee Child is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series and the complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. Andrew Child, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, FALSE POSITIVE, FALSE FRIEND, FALSE WITNESS, INVISIBLE, and TOO CLOSE TO HOME. Together they have written the #1 bestselling Jack Reacher novels THE SENTINEL, BETTER OFF DEAD, NO PLAN B, and THE SECRET. 

Posted: November 9, 2023