Ava Lee Crime Novels Get Adapted

Karen Walton has been hired by Strada Films to adapt novelist Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee crime novel series into a potential feature film franchise says The Hollywood Reporter.

The first book, “The Water Rat of Wanchai”, follows the titular Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who uses unorthodox methods to recover multi-million debts for her international clients.

She’s often aided by her partner, an elderly Hong Kong-based “uncle” with ties to the Triads. Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass will produce.