Knights of the Borrowed Dark wins
We are thrilled that Dave Rudden's debut novel Knights of the Borrowed Dark has won the Most Read Award at the School Library Association Great Reads Awards.
Instead of a trophy, the students gave him a lightbulb as a nod to one of the most memorable parts of the story.
The ‘GRA’ award was set up by a group of school librarians. The aim of the award is to highlight new authors and diversify the reading of young adults.
BLINK out today!
What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger…because of you?
BLINK, the second compulsive thriller from K L Slater is published by Bookouture today!
Her first novel, Safe With Me, was a No.1 Kindle bestseller in Australia and No.6 Kindle bestseller in the UK.
Margaret Kicks Off Her Tour With a Bang
Margaret launches her 20 day promotional tour at W H Smith Skegness for her chart bound new book Daughters of Courage.
The Breakdown out today!
If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?
The highly anticipated second novel from B.A. Paris, The Breakdown, is published today! It's a heartstopping thriller with a twist you won't see coming.
Last month, B.A.Paris' first novel, Behind Closed Doors, was awarded the Nielsen Gold Award for selling over 500,000 copies in 2016.
Let's do it again with The Breakdown.
A Time of Torment in Paperback
John Connolly's Sunday Times Bestseller, A Time of Torment, is out in paperback today.
The hardback edition was at the No 1 spot for 2 weeks running in the UK IN 2016.
This is the 14th novel in the gripping and bestselling Charlie Parker series.
Happy publication day John.
PAIRS by Lorna Scobie out now
The fantastic PAIRS is out today! The illustrations by Lorna Scobie are beautiful. You and the kids will be staring at them for hours.
Be sure to check out her website for more of her outstanding work.
A Little Death published today
The latest forensic cold case mystery by A.J. Cross is published by Severn House today.
Dr Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are facing their most challenging cold case yet: the year old murder of a female student. With little forensic evidence Kate realises she has to find the killer's motivation, the why. To do that she has to get into the mind of a twisted murderer: one who is ready to kill again.
Written by a forensic psychologist with two decades of experience, don't miss this killer police procedural.
Tana stays Triumphant
Tana French's The Trespasser is No.1 for the third week running on the German Bestseller List Spiegel!
'Another gripping tale, beautifully told, by a woman at the top of her game.' (Sunday Independent)
LIES out today!
The outstanding debut thriller from T M Logan is out on ebook today!
LIES, published by Bonnier Zaffre, sees dedicated husband Joe become entangled in a dangerous web of deceit and learns that a decade of marriage has been built on lies.
Tana Tops the List Again
Darley starts the New Year with yet another of his authors at No.1.
Tana French's brilliant 6th novel The Trespasser has shot straight to No.1 on the German Bestseller List - Spiegel.
Congratulations to Tana and her brilliant publishers Fischer Verlag.
Margaret Dickinson on the BBC
Margaret Dickinson is on Bargain Hunt today being interviewed about the renowned buffer girls from Sheffield.
Margaret's novel The Buffer Girls is out in paperback now.
If you missed Margaret's interview, you can easily find it on BBC iPlayer.
Darley 'the Deal' does the Double with Lee and Martina
Lee Child's Night School is the No 1 Bestselling Hardback Fiction title of 2016. And Martina Cole's Betrayal is the No 2 Bestselling Hardback Fiction title of 2016.
Nicknamed Darley 'the Deal' by Martina many years ago, Darley discovered Lee and Martina when they were unpublished.
Their success is no flash in the pan. They have both delievered a succession of No1 Bestsellers over a period of many years.
An awesome achievement.
Betrayal is another Huge Success for Martina
As Martina approaches the 25th anniversary of her smash hit debut novel, Dangerous Lady, she continues to notch up sales growth with Betrayal.
A Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller and currently one of the top 3 bestselling original fiction titles leading into the Christmas period.
The Queen of Crime reigns supreme.
Lee Child Breaks Records in Australia
Night School is the highest Lee Child new release title that Transworld Australia has ever distributed.
In just 6 weeks Transworld Australia has distributed over 115,000 copies.
Night School has spent 5 weeks as the No 1 Fiction titles on BookScan. This is an improvement on Lee's previous title Make Me which spent 3 weeks at No 1.
In Australia Night School has sold over 80,000 copies, an increase of 14% on Make Me!
A great end of the year for Lee in Australia.
Behind Closed Doors is a New York Times Bestseller...Again!
The super-smash debut from B.A. Paris has re-entered the New York Times bestsellers list!
Behind Closed Doors is No.3 on the NYT Ebook Bestsellers and is No.15 on the Ebook and paperback combined Bestsellers list.
Massive congratulations to B.A. Paris!
Tana French, the Financial Times and Best Crime Books of 2016
Tana French, the bestselling crime novelist, has done a fascinating interview with the Financial Times on Dublin, murder and why the two inspire her to write her fantastic books.
Watch via the link below:
Tana's 6th novel, The Trespasser, which went to No 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List, has also been listed as one of the best crime books of 2016 by The Guardian and the Daily Mail!
Night School Stays at No 1 for the Third Week Running
Lee Child's 21st novel Night School has stayed emphatically at No 1 for the third week running.
The smash hit thriller has sold nearly 10,000 copies more than this week's No 2.
Night School has now sold 93,000 copies in just three weeks.
Adrian Plass Returns
Adrian Plass, bestselling author of the Sacred Dairy series, is back with a new novel: The Shadow Doctor.
This is Plass' first book since the hilarious The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass: Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend.
The Shadow Doctor is "a brilliantly crafted and thoroughly engaging story. This is Adrian Plass at his best!"
The Shadow Doctor is out now.
Reading Rampage 2017
We are delighted to announce that three of our Children's Agency authors have been longlisted for Reading Rampage 2017.
Polly Ho-Yen's Where Monsters Lie, Kim Slater's Smart and Vanessa Altin's The Pomegranate Tree have all been chosen for the city wide event sponsored by Leicester Libraries and ‘Whatever It Takes’.
Reading Rampage aims to promote Reading for Pleasure to children and young people.
The Last Night takes Bronze
We are thrilled to announce that The Last Night by Cesca Major won the Bronze Award in the Historical Fiction category of TBC Charlie Awards.
The Book Club is an online reading group made up of over 6500 compulsive readers and approximately 900 authors. Every year the TBC Charlie Awards celebrate the authors with prizes awarded in 16 different categories.
Daughters of Courage Out Now
Margaret Dickinson has a new book out today: Daughters of Courage.
This heartwarming tale carries on from the top ten bestselling novel The Buffer Girls (out last year). Daughters of Courage follows the gripping story of Emily and Trip's fight to keep their new life afloat in Sheffield in the turbulent 1930s.
Tana on the Longlist for a Dagger
The amazing Tana French has been selected by the Crime Writers Association for the Dagger in the Library Award longlist.
The longlist is based on nominations from 175 libraries in the UK and Ireland.
The shortlist will be announced in the Summer and the winner will be announced this Autumn.
Throughout her wonderful career Tana's books have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction.
Arthur Pepper US Paperback out now
The wonderful and warming debut novel from Phaedra Patrick, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, is out in paperback in the US.
Arthur Pepper has really resonated with American fans, and has become a real book club favourite. Phaedra is currently on her second tour of the United States attending writers’ events, readings and meeting fans across the country as part of the exciting build-up to publication of her second novel, Rise and Shine Benedict Stone.
Year of Martina off to a flying start
The 25th Anniversary Year for Martina Cole's Dangerous Lady is off to an incredible start. The Queen of Crime was awarded the Nielsen and Specsavers Honorary Platinum Award for 9 million sales of her novels including Dangerous Lady, The Take and Betrayal.
2017 marks 25 years of record-breaking bestsellers from Martina. Her 23rd novel, Betrayal, went straight to No.1 last year, making it her 15th No.1 in 16 years. She is unmatched in her success and shows no signs of stopping.
B.A. Paris was also celebrating after picking up the Gold Award for sales of 500,000 for her debut thriller Behind Closed Doors. Her highly anticipated second novel, The Breakdown, is out in February.
A massive congratulations to both authors and here’s to the many more successes to come.
Tana Stays at The Top
Tana French's The Trespasser has stayed at the No.1 spot on the German Bestseller List Spiegel for the second week running.
A fantastic way to start 2017.
Defender is out today
One of the most anticipated debuts of 2017, Defender by G.X. Todd, is out today!
Defender is the first of a four part thriller series set in a post-apocalyptic dangerous new world where the voice you hear in your head may not be your own.
With rave reviews from incredible authors like Lee Child and John Connolly, who said ‘An incredibly accomplished and impressive debut… stands head and shoulders above most recent post-apocalyptic offerings’, Defender has already impressed the best in the business.
Now it’s time for everyone to #HearTheVoices. Make sure to follow the hashtag on Twitter and tweet your reviews.
Congratulations G.X. Todd!
Dominion In America
John Connolly and Jennie Ridyard's gripping sci-fi novel Dominion is out in Paperback in the US.
Dominion is the third in the Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy which follows the alien Syl Hellais and the teenage resistance fighter Paul Kerr. They are joined together in their fight for freedom.
"...written with a torrential, captivating pace, I highly recommend this book!"--James Dashner (bestselling author of The Maze Runner)
The Trespasser Continues to Thrill in the US
Tana French's The Trespasser is a continuing hit on the US Indie List.
It is ending the year on the US Indie's Bestseller List.
A wonderful achievement.
2016 has been an outstanding year for multi-talented John Connolly
In the UK he achieved his first No 1 with A Time of Torment - a Charlie Parker adventure.
He won the Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from Night Music: Nocturnes 2.
And a film deal for his two short story collections Nocturnes and Nocturnes 2: Night Music has just been signed with Shooting Script Films.
Janet Maslin selects The Trespasser as one of her Top Ten
Janet Maslin, New York Times literary critic, has selected Tana French's The Trespasser as one of her Top Ten books of the year!
The Trespasser went straight to No 2 in the US on the New York Times Bestseller List. A personal best for Tana.
You can read the full article on the New York Times website or by clicking here.
Behind Closed Doors dominates Bestseller lists for 2016
We are absolutely thrilled that Behind Closed Doors, the debut novel from B.A. Paris, has been voted as one of 2016's best books!
On Amazon's 10 Best Books of 2016, Behind Closed Doors charted at No.7 on the list, voted for by customers, alongside powerhouse titles Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Deliciously Ella and Lean in 15: The Shape Plan.
Behind Closed Doors has also been voted the Best Thriller of 2016 by iBooks US and is one of the iBooks UK bestselling titles of 2016, featuring alongside The Girl on the Train and Me Before You.
The thriller is also No.3 on Kobo's Best Selling Books 2016 which is based on their reading data accumulated in 2016.
This is such a phenomenal achievement for any author, and almost unheard of for a debut.
We are so proud, congratulations B.A. Paris!
Night School Breaks A Reacher Record
Lee Child's 21st novel in the Jack Reacher series Night School is No 1 for the 5th consecutive week.
This is the longest period that Lee has stayed at the No 1 spot.
His previous record was for 4 consecutive weeks at No 1 with Never Go Back, which was released as a film starring Tom Cruise this year.
Helen Grant a 'Perth Pioneer'
Our wonderful Children's author Helen Grant has been chosen as a cultural representative as part of her city's bid to be the City of Culture in 2021.
The public nominated creative practitioners whom they consider to be "Perth Pioneers" demonstrating the rich creative culture of the city, Helen was absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for her novels and short stories, some of which are set in Perthshire, Scotland.
The Perth 2021 website today posted a piece about her which you can find here.
Helen is proud to support Perth's bid to be City of Culture 2021.
Netflix to make The Kissing Booth
We are thrilled to announce that Netflix have ordered a feature-length film adaption of The Kissing Booth by the wonderful Beth Reekles.
The film will be produced by London-LA based Komixx Media and will be directed by Vince Marcello whose credits include Disney’s Teen Beach Movie.
Beth wrote The Kissing Booth when she was 15 and became a Wattpad sensation. The debut novel has received more than 19 million reads worldwide.