Scholastic announced a publishing deal with fast-growing entertainment brand Hunt A Killer
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announced a publishing deal with fast-growing entertainment brand Hunt A Killer, best known for its interactive mystery, sci-fi, and horror-themed games. The worldwide deal grants Scholastic the rights to produce a wide range of all language formats including novels, eBooks, and audio books. The first title, Perfect Score by Angelica Monai, is set to publish in January 2022. It will be an original young adult novel featuring a mind-bending mystery, all new characters, and intriguing clues characteristic of Hunt A Killer games.
“We’re excited to partner with Scholastic and to see our brand represented on bookshelves across the nation,” said Hunt A Killer CEO and Co-Founder, Ryan Hogan. “Our mission as a company is to consistently raise the bar with engaging, interactive stories, and we want to continue to do that through new mediums. Working with Scholastic is a great opportunity to grow the audience for our brand of immersive, entertaining, and suspenseful storytelling.”
With over 2 million games sold, Hunt A Killer is the world’s premier murder mystery company known for complex and unpredictable stories. Following in the style of Hunt A Killer’s bestselling games, Perfect Score readers can use the designed clues throughout the book—including notes, emails, news articles, school records, and more—to help aspiring P.I. Jolene Kelley find the culprit behind her beloved guidance counsellor’s untimely death.
In Perfect Score, Jo is skipping class at her fancy new private school, North Shore Prep, when she witnesses Mr. Medina fall in front of an oncoming L train. The police call it a tragic accident, but Jo knows what she saw was murder. With help from her friends – and the inside scoop from her public-defender parents and her mentor at the state attorney’s office – Jo opens up her own investigation into Mr. Medina’s death, uncovering a scandal brewing at North Shore Prep in the process. Jo has a slew of suspects, including administrators, students, parents, and even local politicians. Any one of them could be the killer—and if Jo doesn’t act fast, she could be the next victim.
Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, Brands and Media at Scholastic said: “Our team at Scholastic are big fans of the Hunt A Killer games, so we are thrilled to expand their impressive storytelling to a natural new format. The Hunt A Killer books are perfect for fans of the murder mystery games, as well as young adult readers who love a fast-paced whodunit and innovative new ways to tell a story. We can’t wait for readers to get their hands on Perfect Score!”