Journalist Nick Davies Signs First News Of The World Scandal Book Deal
Posted on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:38 AM PDT

NewsOfTheWorld072611_230.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Just three weeks after the News of the World phone-hacking scandal broke, a book on the matter has already been sold.

Nick Davies, the investigative reporter who broke the story for England's The Guardian, worked out the first deal for his book, Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With the World’s Most Powerful Man.

A press release says the tell-all, to be published in fall 2012, will "provide an authoritative account and commentary on the News International scandal, including new revelations."

Davies signed with U.S. publisher Faber & Faber and U.K. publisher Chatto & Windus, a division of Random House, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The British journalist was the one who broke the scandal on July 4, when he reported that News of the World hacked into the phone of a young British girl named Milly Dowler. Dowler, 13, disappeared on March 21, 2002, and her body was discovered in a field six months later on September 18. The now defunct newspaper reportedly tampered with Dowler's voicemails, misleading the family into thinking she was still alive and interfering with police inquiries.

News of the World folded July 10, 2011, just days after Davies' report. Until that point, the newspaper had been in print for 168 years.