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The Library of Lost and Found is Out Now!

June 2019

Phaedra Patrick's latest novel, The Library of Lost and Found, is published today.

Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people―though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.

All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend―her grandmother Zelda―who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.

Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.

Congratulations, Phaedra!

Commander of the British Empire

June 2019

It’s been a wonderful journey with Lee Child from his first Reacher novel Killing Floor until this years forthcoming and 24th Reacher novel Blue Moon.
Reacher is one of the very, very few truly great iconic characters in modern literature.
Lee has been recognised this year by the book trade for Author of the Year of the Award. And now by the wider reading public in receiving Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queens Honour’s List.

A hugely deserved recognition by a hugely popular writer

Move over Commander Bond.

Tim Weaver's 10th Raker Book Out Today

May 2019

No One Home by Sunday Times bestselling author Tim Weaver is out in hardback today.

"The Tenth in the David Raker Series - Bliss!" Lee Child 

No One Home is the 10th in the incredible series following missing persons detective David Raker as he becomes obsessed with a thrilling mystery of the vansihing of an entire village. 

Tim Weaver is terrific, impressive and a huge talent. 

Lee Child is Author of the Year

May 2019

Many, many congratulations to the incomparable, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series Lee Child, voted Author of the Year voted at this years British Book Awards on 13 May. 

Bestsellers for Darley Anderson Agency

May 2019

Lee Child is the paperback No 2 with Past Tense after 5 weeks on sale. 

John Connolly's A Book of Bones is the hardback No 8, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is the hardback No 12 and Gillian McAllister's The Evidence Against You is the paperback No 24.


Hazel Prior's debut novel, Ellie and the Harpmaker, out today!

May 2019

We are delighted that Hazel Prior's debut novel, Ellie and the Harpmaker, is out today in hardback in the UK!

This heart-warming, funny and quirky love story follows Ellie, who is perfectly happy with her home and her husband and her quiet life. Happy enough, anyway. Which is why she’s so surprised to find herself drawn to an extraordinary stranger who gives her a gift – and a fresh perspective. 

Meet Dan. He thinks that all he needs to be content is the time and space to carry on making harps. But the last thing he expects is for Ellie - and her cherry-coloured socks - to whirl into his life, bringing a string of surprises to his ordered existence. Sometimes it takes a chance encounter to discover what your life can be...

Congratulations Hazel! 

The Flatshare is a Top 10 Bestseller!

April 2019

The most anticipated uplifting debut of 2019 has gone straight into the Top Ten on the UK bestsellers!

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary went straight in at No.8. 

It's been called "Sleepless in Seattle for the 21st century" by the Sunday Express

Congratulations to Beth!

From the Shadows is out today!

April 2019

G. R. Halliday's debut novel, and first book in the DI Monica Kennedy series, is out today in hardback! 

Set against the Scottlish Highlands, From the Shadows follows Monica as she is tasked with tracking down a killer before they claim another victim. Meanwhile, social worker Michael is drawn into the case as he separately seaches for a client who has been missing for a week. 

Congratulations, Gareth! 

The Most Anticipated Debut of 2019: The Flatshare

April 2019

We are so thrilled that the most anticipated debut of 2019 is published in hardback today! 

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary was the biggest title at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2017. It has now sold in 31 languages and has a TV series in the works. 

It's the BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick this week and Waterstone Piccadilly have built a display of the flat that the lead characters Tiffy and Leon share. It will be available to view between 18th - 25th April. 

Huge congratulations to Beth! And we can't wait for the world to love this book as much as we do. 

No 1

April 2019

Lee Child's paperback PAST TENSE is emphatically No 1 after part week sales.

This is Lee's 32nd week at Mass Market Fiction No 1 and is his best ever first week paperback with sales of 42,281 (The Bookseller)

Find The Library of Lost and Found Today!

March 2019

The third book from the author of the bestselling THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER is out today in eBook (UK) and hardback (US).

THE LIBRARY OF FOUND AND LOST is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending. 

Congratulations Phaedra!

The Woman I Was Before

March 2019

Happy Publication Day to bestselling author Kerry Fisher! 

The Woman I Was Before is out in paperback now.

Top Ten for Tana

February 2019

Tana French's The Witch Elm is No 9 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List after part week sales. 

This is the first time Tana French has been in the Top Ten in the UK. 

The Woman in the Woods, in paperback

February 2019

Sunday Times No 1 Bestsller The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly is out in paperback in the UK today! 

Phoebe Morgan's second novel, The Girl Next Door, is out today

February 2019

The Girl Next Door shows how Jane, the resident of a small town with a picture-perfect life, sees her life overturned and dark family secrets uncovered, following the murder of a local teenager. This 'skillfully plotted' psychological thriller (Cass Green) has already created a buzz among early readers.

Congratulations, Phoebe!

Magnificent Margaret Does it Again

February 2019

Fifty years after publishing her very first novel the remarkable Margaret Dickinson is still hitting the Bestseller Lists. 

Sales of The Brooklands Girls went straight into the Bestseller Lists at No 14 after only 3 days sales. 

The Brookland Girls is the sequel to her 2018 Bestseller The Poppy Girls. And the second is a trilogy featuring The Maitland family. Which will conclude with The Spitfire Girls in 2020. 

Many congratulations Margaret on your magnificent career and on this most recent success. 

To Catch a Killer is out today!

January 2019

To Catch a Killer, the first book in Emma Kavanagh's Wolf Trilogy, is out today. 

DS Alice Parr finds a challenge in a murder case where she struggles to even identify the victim. The killer, meanwhile, knows a lot of about Parr, and always seems to be one step ahead.

Congratulations, Emma!


Tana does it again in Germany!

January 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Tana French's exquisite standalone 'THE WYCH ELM' has reached the No. 2 spot in the German Spiegel bestseller list!

The novel published in Germany at the end of last year, and has already been named one of the best mystery novels to read in January.

Hailed 'a wise and elegant reflection on identity and memory' by Spiegel, we are delighted for Tana and her new novel.

Sinner Out Now

June 2019

Sinner by bestselling Author Jacqui Rose is out today! 

"Betrayal and lies come with consequences and old sins cast long shadows..."

"A gritty yet tear jerking gangland masterpiece" Kerry Barnes 

More No 1's and Chart Success for the Agency

May 2019

Catherine Steadman's Something in the Water is No 1 on the UK Bookseller Heatseekers List. 

Lee Child's Past Tense notches up another No 1, this time on the US Publishers Weekly chart. 

Chris Carter's Hunting Evil, Tim Weaver's No One Home and John Connolly's A Book of Bones all feature prominently in the UK Top 20 Orignal Fiction Chart. 

Catherine Steadman Longlisted for CWA Dagger

May 2019

Catherine Steadman's bestselling debut Something In The Water has been longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger. 

The prestigious John Creasy Dagger is for first books by previously unpublished writers. Something In The Water was a UK Top 20 Bestseller and film rights have been acquired by Reese Witherspoon's Production Company Hello Sunshine.

Something In The Water will be out in paperback on Thursday 16 May. 

US and UK No 1's

May 2019

Chris Carter is the Sunday Times Hardback No 1 with Hunting Evil.

Lee Child is the US Bookscan paperback No 1 with Past Tense.

Latest Chris Carter Out Now

May 2019

Sunday Times bestseller Chris Carter's new book Hunting Evil is out today in hardback!

Hunting Evil is the 10th in the bestselling Robert Hunter series and follows Hunter as a vengeful figure from his past reappears.

A Book of Bones is the No.2 UK bestseller

April 2019

A Book of Bones by John Connolly has gone straight to No.2 on the UK bestsellers!

This is the 20th anniversary year of the incomparable Charlie Parker series. 

Series fans include Harlan Coben and Ian Rankin.

Gillian McAllister has a fourth bestseller!

April 2019

Gillian McAllister hits the UK bestseller lists for a fourth time with The Evidence Against You.

It charted at No.20 after a partial week of sales. 

This is her fourth novel and her fourth bestseller. 

Sunday Times Bestseller Gillian McAllister is back

April 2019

The Evidence Against You is the fourth searing novel from the three-time Sunday Times bestseller, Gillian McAllister. 

Gillian is doing what no other author is doing, and doing it incredibly well. Her novels focus on the crime in the life of an ordinary person. She asks the reader not only, 'what would you do?' but also, 'why would you do it?'

Bestselling author Erin Kelly said The Evidence Against You is 'Absolutely unputdownable: convincing, compelling and ultimately heartbreaking'. 

Get your copy today!

Lee Breaks More Records

April 2019

Lee Child's Past Tense paperback is No 1 again this week with sales of 48,234.

This is his biggest single week in paperback since records began. (The Bookseller)

UK Paperback of Past Tense Out Now

April 2019

The Sunday Times and New York Times No 1 Bestseller Past Tense is now available in the UK in paperback. 

Past Tense is the 23rd in the international bestselling Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. 

The Silversmith's Daughter Available Now

March 2019

The Silversmith's Daughter by Annie Murray is out in paperback, it's the sequel to the Sunday Times Bestselling Sister's of Gold

Two Top Tens

March 2019

The Darley Anderson Agency has two authors in the paperback bestseller list:

Tim Weaver's You Were Gone in No 5!

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods is No 10! 

The Witch Elm Now Available in the UK

February 2019

The New York Times Bestselling novel by Tana French French is out in hardback today. 

The Witch Elm is 'an absolute masterpiece', 'one of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History . . . impossible to put down' 

You Were Gone Is Out in Paperback

February 2019

You Were Gone, the ninth book in Tim Weaver's bestselling David Raker Missing Persons series, is out today in paperback! It went to No 12 in hardback.

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! 

Margaret Dickinson's The Brooklands Girls is a Bestseller

February 2019

After the first full week of sales The Brooklands Girls has jumped into the Top 10.

Another magnificent achievement for an author whose first novel was published 50 years ago.

Congratulations to Pan Macmillan for publishing her so well over many years and to Margaret herself for writing so many magnificent sagas. 

Finding Grace is out today!

February 2019

Finding Grace, KL Slater's eighth psychological thriller, is out today!

When Lucie and Blake let their daugher walk outside by herself for the first time, their worst nightmares come true as Grace doesn't return. In order to find Grace and bring her home, Lucie is forced to confront a past she had tried to keep hidden.  

Congratulations, Kim! 

Paris and Logan Receive Platinum and Silver

January 2019

Two Darley Anderson authors received awards at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards last night, 22 January.

B A Paris, who is a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestselling Author, was given the prestigious Platinum Award for her phenomenal Behind Closed Doors for over 1 million copies sold in the UK alone.

T M Logan was presented with a Silver Bestseller Award for his No 1 bestselling debut novel Lies which was one of the biggest selling eBooks of 2017.

Connolly and Child Feature in New York Times Select List of Best Crime Novels of 2018

January 2019

Influential NYT crime fiction reviewer Marilyn Stasio’s choices of the best crime Novels of 2018 include

John Connolly’s Charlie Parker novel The Woman in the Woods

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novel Past Tense


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