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Tangleweed & Brine wins CBI Book of the Year!

May 2018

Deirdre Sullivan, rising star in YA fiction, has won the CBI Book of the Year Award 2018 for her dark, feminist fairytale collection Tangleweed & Brine. 

The judges said, "This remarkable book is a significant and timely contribution to Irish young-adult literature and feminist literature for young people. Deirdre Sullivan's simultaneously rich, delicate and stark text is powerfully enhanced by Karen Vaughan's haunting black and white illustrations.

Combining the timeless allure of dark fantasy with subversive explorations of female embodiment and systems of women's suffering and triumphs, this incisive, exquisite collection promises an enthralling and unsettling experience."

Congratulations, Deirdre!

You Were Gone is out today!

May 2018

You Were Gone, the ninth book in Tim Weaver's bestselling David Raker Missing Persons series, is out today!

David Raker is called to a police station to find a woman who claims to be his late wife, Derryn. Derryn died eight years ago -- but this woman looks just like her, and knows everything about him. Raker's life and sanity now rests on convincing the police -- and himself -- that the real Derryn is dead, and discovering this woman's true motive. 

Congratulations, Tim!
 

Lee Child Does it Again

May 2018

Having conquered the UK and holding the No 1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks after Publication The Midnight Line has now gone to No 1 in the US.

The Midnight Line is currently No 1 on 3 seperate lists in the US; Barnes and Nobles, Publisher's Weekly and the National Indie Bestseller List.

An emphatic transatlantic success yet again for Lee Child. 

One Summer in Rome

May 2018

The light, sunny and romantic One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge is published by Carina today! 

The perfect beach read, one reader said: ‘Food, family and a Roman romance – this is the perfect summer read!’

Congratulations Samantha! 

A Month in the Top 10

May 2018

John Connolly's No 1 Bestseller The Woman in the Woods has spent a month in the Sunday Times Bestseller Chart!

he, Out Today in the US

May 2018

John Connolly's Literary Masterpiece he is out in hardback in the US today. 

he is the fictionalised retelling of one of the most iconic but mysterious screen icons: Stan Laurel. he is a "a stunning work that places readers into the Golden Age of Hollywood". 

he won the RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners' Choice Award at the BGE Irish Book Awards 2017!

Kerry Fisher's hooked a great new deal

April 2018

We are delighted to announce that bestselling author Kerry Fisher has signed a new 2 book deal with Bookouture! 

Fisher’s novels have now sold over half a million copies for Bookouture and The Silent Wife was one of Amazon UK’s Top 10 Bestselling Kindle Titles of 2017.

Bookouture will also be working with fellow Hachette divisions Little, Brown Book Group in the UK and Grand Central Publishing in the US to release the paperback editions of The Silent Wife, which will be published by both Sphere and Grand Central in autumn 2018.

Congrautlations, Kerry!

John Connolly Continues to Enthrall

April 2018

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods is No 3 this week, following cloesly behind Jo Nesbo and Ruth Jones.

His overall sales this week are ahead of last years, as the incredible Charlie Parker series gains more and more fans!

Murray Glides Into Top 10

April 2018

Annie Murray has soared into the Top 10 after her first full week of sales.

Sisters of Gold jumped up an impressive 9 spots from last week.

This is the 4th year in a row that Annie has achieved a Top 10 poisition! 

Darley Does It Again. With simultaneous No 1's on the Hardback and Paperback Sunday Times Fiction Bestseller Lists

April 2018

The amazing John Connolly holds the No 1 Hardback spot with The Woman in the Woods. This is the third year in a row that John has gone straight to the No 1 spot on publication.

Unsuprisingly Lee Child’s The Midnight Line has gone straight to No 1 on the Paperback List.

In Hardback The Midnight Line in hardback was the Sunday Times Double Silver Medal Winner of 2017.

Yet further evidence in the Agency's 30th Anniversary Year that it's the most commercial Agency in London.


 

Annie Murray's New Book Out Today!

April 2018

Sunday Times Bestseller, Annie Murray has a new book out today: Sister's of Gold.

Sister's of Gold, "A tale of passion and empathy which will keep you hooked", is the first in the new trilogy set in Birmingham. It follows two sister's who can't seem to out-run their past. 

The Other Woman has arrived...

March 2018

The dark and compelling debut novel from exciting new talent, Sandie Jones, is published in e-book in the UK today!

Get ready to meet 'the mother-in-law from hell'. Pammie may seem sweet and kind to everyone else but Emily knows she'll stop at nothing to get what she wants... 

Early reviews have been fantastic, Phoebe Morgan today said, 'Compulsive reading, snappy dialogue... The Other Woman is going to be big.'

Pick up your copy here for a limited time deal of 98p!

Congratulations Sandie!

A Seven-Letter Word is a Brilliant Book!

March 2018

Kim Slater's touching second novel A Seven-Letter Word has won the Brilliant Book Award 2018!

Kim was thrilled and said, 'I’ve made no secret of the fact that the BBA is a very special award for me, as the winning book is chosen by student reading groups at Nottinghamshire and Derby schools. As a Nottinghamian, born and bred, and living only two miles from the city, it means so much that local students are enjoying my books!'

Congratulations Kim!

The Most Commercial Agency in London Lives Up to Its Reputation

March 2018

This week on the UK bestseller charts, the No.1 commercial agency in London, Darley Anderson Literary, TV &Film Agency, has three authors in the Top 10.

With her nail-biting new thriller, Bring Me Back, B A Paris comes in at No.9 on the paperback charts, with John Connolly's searing Charlie Parker novel A Game of Ghosts coming in at No.10. 

On the hardback bestsellers, Chris Carter's Gallery of the Dead rockets back into the charts and into the No.10 spot. 

Several other DA Agency authors appear across the bestsellers lists this week, including TM Logan, Margaret Dickinson and powerhouse Lee Child, who appears twice. 

An outstanding achievement for all. Awesome.
 

A Game of Ghosts out today

March 2018

The paperback edition of A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly is out today! 

29 Seconds out today in paperback!

March 2018

29 Seconds is out today in paperback, following on from its eBook publication in January - see the trailer here

This is the story of Sarah, a woman being harrassed by her boss. But when Sarah rescues a girl in trouble, she is unexpectedly offered a reward by a powerful man: the ability to make any one person disappear, with no consequences.

Congratulations, TM Logan!  

Kiss Me, Kill Me out now on eBook!

February 2018

J.S. Carol's new book, Kiss Me, Kill Me is out now on eBook!

Kiss Me, Kill Me is, in the words of Lee Child, a 'truly sinister domestic noir', and early readers have been hooked by the story of Zoe, who tries to escape her abusive husband Daniel. 

Congratulations, James! 

A New Novel from Sunday Times Bestseller Margaret Dickinson

February 2018

The Poppy Girls, by Sunday Times bestseller Margaret Dickinson, is out today.

It is the first in the new Maitland Trilogy, a courageous family saga which follows Pips Maitland as she joins the Flying Ambulance Corps to go the Front Lines during World War 1. 

The Poppy Girls is Margaret's 25th book to be published with Pan Macmillan!

Anything You Do Say - can and will be a bestseller

February 2018

We are so thrilled that Anything You Do Say, the second unmissable thriller from Gillian McAllister has climbed to No.12 on the UK bestsellers chart! 

Everything But The Truth, Gillian's first novel also rocketed into the bestsellers chart last year, we can't wait to see what she does next. 

Congratulations, Gillian!

Anything You Do Say - out now

January 2018

The paperback for Anything You Do Say, Gillian McAllister's second outstanding psychological suspense novel, is published today.

Gillian's first novel, Everything But The Truth, was a Sunday Times No.6 bestseller.

Congratulations Gillian! 

Transatlantic Success Second Week in a Row

January 2018

Lee Child's short story collection No Middle Name is a simultaneous No.1 for the second week in a row in the US and UK!

Another remarkable record for Child and Reacher.

Lee Child is a Transatlantic No 1...again

January 2018

The paperback edition of Lee Child's collection of Jack Reacher short stories, No Middle Name, is simultaneously No.1 in the UK and US.

This is a rare feat for an author, to not only be No.1 in both the US and UK at the same time, but also to have a collection of short stories holding the prestigious top spot. This success is truly a testament to the unstoppable Jack Reacher.

It's automatic: Jack Reacher gets off a bus and Lee Child lands on the bestseller list.

Princess Scallywag's out today!

January 2018

The fantastic Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight, illustrated by supertalent Claire Powell is published today. 

This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort!

The laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book is for girls and boys age four and up.

No Middle Name Out in Paperback

January 2018

The US paperback edition of Lee Child's Jack Recaher short story collection No Middle Name is out today. 

No Middle Name was No 2 on the NYT Bestseller list on publication in hardback in 2017!

Chris Carter Wins in Warsaw

May 2018

#1 bestselling author Chris Carter has won the Best International Crime Novel Award at the Warsaw Book Fair for I Am Death, the 7th oustanding novel in the Robert Hunter series! 

Chris Carter's novels are sold in 19 languages and has with legions of fans across the globe. In Germany alone, he has sold over 2 million copies! 

Congratulations, Chris! 

Kim Slater's The Boy Who Lied out now

May 2018

How can a liar uncover the truth?

The fourth novel from multi-award-winning Kim Slater is published today by Macmillian Children's Books!

The Boy Who Lied is a sensitive and engaging novel about brotherhood, hardship and being yourself.

Congratulations, Kim!

The Things We Need To Say is published today

May 2018

The emotional and inspiring The Things We Need To Say by Rachel Burton is published today by HQ Digital today!

One reader said, 'Rachel Burton has written from the heart as she unintentionally becomes the voice of everything we need to say.'

Congratulations Rachel! 

Sisters of Gold Enjoys A Month in the Top 20

May 2018

Annie Murray's latest exceptional saga Sisters of Gold has spent the month since publication in the Top 20. 

Sisters of Gold was No 10 on the Sunday Times Besteller List, and is the 4th novel in row of Annie's that has entered the top 10! 

Pick up a copy for a Bank Holiday Weekend treat! 

The "flawless and highly suspenseful" A Game of Ghosts Available in US Paperback Now

May 2018

The 15th instalment in the bestselling Charlie Parker series by "master of the macrabre" John Connolly is maybe his creepiest yet.

You won't be able to read it quick enough. 

UK Library Most Borrowed Books

April 2018

Lee Child has held the top spot almost continuously on this list since 2010. 

For the year to date he's at the top twice. First with the 22nd Jack Reacher title The Midnight Line and second with the 21st title in the series Night School.

You Don't Know Me is out today in paperback!

April 2018

Imran Mahmood's unique and powerful debut, You Don't Know Me, is out today in paperback! 

In London a young man stands accused of murder. All the evidence points to him - but the Defendant sacks his lawyer, and tells his own, extraordinary story. 

This “genre-bending crime novel” (Ruth Ware) has since been chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, was named one of The Telegraph’s crime books of the year, and was a 2018 World Book Night title.

Congratulations, Imran! 

Lee Child Breaks His Own Record

April 2018

Lee Child is No 1 for a second week in a row.

The Midnight Line sales increased by 33% on last week and are his biggest ever full week sales for a paperback. 

Incredible. 

Another First for Lee Child

April 2018

Lee Child is now the highest earning Adult Fiction author in Australia and New Zealand. 

Nobody Does it Better.

The Woman in the Woods, Out Now!

April 2018

The next instalment in the Sunday Times No 1 bestselling selling Charlie Parker series is out today. 

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods is "another trimpuh" and a read that shouldn't be missed. 

The Midnight Line is a Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick

April 2018

Lee Child's No 1 Sunday Times Bestsller The Midnight Line is out today in paperback.

It's also a Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick!

https://www.richardandjudy.co.uk/books/The-Midnight-Line/710 

KL Slater's Blinking Good!

March 2018

Bookouture have ordered 3 more compulsive psychological thrillers from #2 Kindle bestselling author KL Slater.

The prolific author has published 5 novels in just over a year and a half and she has since sold well over 800,000 copies across all titles.

Her second novel and bestseller Blink will be published in paperback this October by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the US.

This marks an exciting new chapter in the author's career, and we can't wait to see what comes next! 

The Endless King is published today

March 2018

The final novel in Dave Rudden's epic Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, The Endless King, is published today!

This award-winning series is not to be missed, for adults and children alike. Sharp, funny and filled with action, it is particularly good for kids who might be too young for Buffy but are already outwitting you. Don't just take our word for it, see below:

'Clever, dark and fun..wonderful style, reminded me of Douglas Adams' - R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Point Horror series. 

Be sure to pick up two copies, one for you one for your kid, here.

Congratulations Dave!

Tangleweed & Brine shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year!

March 2018

The outstanding Tangleweed & Brine by super-YA-talent Deirdre Sullivan has been shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Award 2018!

CBI Book of the Year Awards are the leading children’s book awards in Ireland, past winners include Eoin Colfer and John Boyne. 

Congratulations Deirdre!

Bring Me Back by B A Paris is out today!

March 2018

Bring Me Back, the highly-anticipated third novel from million-copy bestselling author B A Paris, is out today! 

When Finn starts finding some mysterious Russian dolls, which his ex-girlfriend, Layla, collected, he knows immediately that someone wants him to believe that Layla is back. But Layla disappeared 12 years ago, presumed dead, and he's just announced his engagement with Layla's sister, Ellen. In Bring Me Back, Finn tries to get to the bottom of this disturbing mystery - and in true B A Paris style, is absolutely unputdownable.

Congratulations, B A Paris! 

 

Sleeper 13 out now on eBook!

March 2018

Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair is out now on eBook! 

This action-packed thriller follows the quest of Aydin, who trained since childhood to become an insurgent, but who is now determined to hunt down his captors. 


Congratulations, Rob! 

Ghost by Helen Grant - a Gothic novel you won't want to miss

February 2018

Critically-acclaimed Helen Grant's chilling new novel Ghost is published by Fledgling Press today!

It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Augusta, a girl who has been kept in isolation, a secret from the world...and herself. Dark, gripping and mysterious Ghost is a Gothic tale of first love, terrible secrets and brutal truths. 

Here's what readers are saying: 

'It is easy to tell you that it's a superb book, beautifully written and with a tense and gripping storyline that draws you in and then keep you engaged to the very end.' - Undiscovered Scotland

'This is a beautifully written book. Not that I’d expect anything else from Helen Grant.' - Book Witch

'Highly propulsive, incredibly seductive. A masterclass in how to develop intrigue and heighten tension. I loved it.'-  CJ Skuse, author of SWEETPEA
 

Gallery of the Dead Out Today

February 2018

The hardback of Chris Carter's latest thriller, Gallery of the Dead, is out today.

The No.1 Bestselling series returns with Detective Robert Hunter chasing a serial killer who views murder as an art form. Welcome to the Gallery of the Dead.

29 Seconds out now on eBook!

January 2018

29 Seconds is out today on eBook! It is the second novel from TM Logan, author of the bestselling Lies.

The heroine of this gripping story is Sarah, who is being harrassed by her predatory boss. But when Sarah rescues a girl in trouble, she is unexpectedly offered a reward by a powerful man: the ability to make any one person disappear, with no consequences. 

Congratulations, TM Logan! 

A New Map of Love Out in Paperback

January 2018

Abi Oliver's heartwarming book A New Map of Love is out in paperback today.

Perfect for chasing the January blues away.

The Love of a Family is out now!

January 2018

Rebecca Shaw's last novel, The Love of a Family, is out now on eBook!

The Love of a Family is a heartwarming novel from the much-loved author about the importance of family and being there for one another.

Rebecca finished this book before she passed away in 2015.

The No 1 Commercial Agency in London Lives Up to Its Reputation

January 2018

In 2017 the Darley Anderson Literary Agency had 20 No.1 Bestsellers in the UK, US and Commonwealth markets. 

Many of our other authors also entered into the Top 10 for the first time, or achieved higher positions on the Bestseller charts than previously. 

This is an amazing achievement for the authors. 

Lee Child Wins Double Silver Medal

January 2018

Lee Child ended 2017 as a double silver medal winner on the Sunday Times Chart. 

He won the Silver Medal for bestelling hardback for his 22nd novel The Midnight Line and the Silver Medal for bestelling hardback 2017 with Night School.

The Midnight Line has not only been in the Top 2 since publication 7 weeks ago, but it has also featured consistently on the NYT Bestseller List in the US.

Night School has been on the bestseller list since publication 36 weeks ago!

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