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PA Reunion

December 2016

Darley celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Agency with Rosanna and 4 of his previous PA’s.

From left to right Caroline, Sophie, Darley, Zoe, Andrea and Rosanna. 

 

Child and Reacher Continue to Break Records

November 2016

Lee Child's most recent novel Night School achieved No 1 in the UK Bookscan charts in its first week of sales, with 48,026 copies sold.

This is the highest weekly total of any Hardback Original Fiction title in 2016. It's more than double the previous record which was held by Jeffery Archers's This Was A Man, which sold 20,927. 

Night School's first week sales are up by 51% compared to that of the previous Reacher Hardback novel, Make Me

Truly phenomenal. 

Cold Killers

November 2016

Lee Weeks' unputdownable novel Cold Killers is out today in paperback.

This is Lee's 5th book in the DC Ebony Willis Series and is sure to grip you right up to the shocking end.  

French and Rudden Storm Irish Awards

November 2016

Tana French and Dave Rudden both picked up awards at the prestigious BGE Irish Book Awards last night.

French won the Best Crime Novel for her bestselling thriller The Trespasser. The Trespasser is Tana's 6th book in the Dublin Murder Squad, it went to No 2 in the New York Times Bestseller List.

Dave Rudden won the Best Children's Book of the Year Senior for his fantastic and fantastical debut Knights of the Borrowed Dark, the first in a gripping trilogy.

Reacher's Transatlantic Success

November 2016

Lee Child's novel Night School has gone straight to No 1 in the US and UK. 

It tops the UK Bookscan Chart as well as the US Indie List and Barnes and Nobles List. 

This is the 21st Reacher novel for Lee Child, and it keeps going from strength to strength.

Truly, nobody does it better. 

Reacher goes to Night School

November 2016

Lee Child's 21st Jack Reacher novel Night School is out today in the US and UK.

Night School delves back into Reacher's past in the 90's.

Catch up with Reacher in his latest explosive adventure, definitely not one to miss.

Life is Sweet out in Paperback

November 2016

Cathy Cassidy's charming short story collection following the Chocolate Box Girls is out today.

Six stories to warm your heart on this chilly autumnal day.

Congratulations Cathy!

Martina Beats Grisham For No.1 Spot

November 2016

Martina Cole has retained the top spot on the UK Bestseller chat for the second week running. 

Her 23rd novel, Betrayal, firmly beat publishing heavy weight John Grisham to the No.1 spot on its first full week of sales.

This is the Queen of Crimes' 15th No.1 in 16 years, an incredible achievement. She is the biggest selling adult fiction hardback novelist in the UK. 

Pick up your hardback copy today. 

It Was You published today!

October 2016

It Was You, the hilarious and heartwarming new novel from Jo Platt is published today by Canelo. 

Perfect for readers of Milly Johnson, Jojo Moyes or Mhairi McFarlane, It Was You is the fast, funny and touching story of one woman’s journey towards love.

The Trespasser Continues to Conquer

October 2016

Tana French's The Trespasser continues its fantastic run on the New York Times Bestseller List.

The Trespasser is on the list with fiction heavyweights Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks and Alexander McCall Smith.

We are absolutely thrilled with Tana's success so far which is so richly desverved. 

Martyn Ford wins!

October 2016

Martyn Ford has won the Stockport Book Award 2016 for The Imagination Box

It was voted the 'Best Junior Read' for readers aged 7-11. 

The award aims to raise the profile of reading for pleasure, offer children access to some of the best new fiction, and increase parents’, teachers’ and school librarians’ awareness of new fiction. 

Congratulations!

Loyal Readers Excited for Betrayal

October 2016

The Queen of Crime's 23rd novel, Betrayal, is out in Hardback today. 

Martina is the biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, and multiple times Sunday Times Bestseller. Her gripping novel Betrayal is not one to miss. 

The Killing Game published today

October 2016

The stand-alone novel from J.S. Carol is published by Bookouture today. 

The Killing Game sees a masked man with a score to settle take the Hollywood elite hostage over an unbelievably tense four hours. 

The addictive thriller has already racked up hundreds of 5* reviews, see more here.

Get the defibrillator at the ready, this is heart-stopping, read-in-one-sitting action. 

Caroline Crowe shortlisted for Heart of Hawick

October 2016

Our fantastic children's author, Caroline Crowe, has been shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2017!

Her swashbuckling bedtime tale Pirates in Pyjamas is one of a handful of titles nominated for the award which aims to get children excited about books and reading – for fun, learning, confidence and better life chances.

The Book of Lost Things 10th Anniversary

October 2016

The international bestseller from John Connolly celebrated its 10th anniversary with the release of beautiful special hardback edition. 

The 'charming, disturbing and outrageously imaginative' novel, which is one of John's favourite works, is a timeless coming of age fable about life and loss. 

Helen Grant's Ghostly Exhibit

September 2016

Our brilliant Children's Agency author Helen Grant took part in the Doors Open Day in Scotland over the weekend.

Doors Open Day happens all over Scotland in September where historic or interesting buildings are opened to the public free of charge. 

The Library of Innerpeffray, a beautiful antiquarian library near Crieff, ran a special exhibition called "Innerpeffray Inspired" featuring creative work inspired by the library.  Helen exhibited the "Ghost Stories of Innerpeffray", three chilling stories set in the area. 

The Trespasser is "Flipping Brilliant"

September 2016

Tana French's 6th novel, The Trespasser, is out today.

Tana sweeps you along with her gripping writing, "all-too believable characters" (Woman & Home) and a story line that will keep you guessing until the very end. 

"If 2016 has a better crime thriller to offer, I’ve not yet read it." Don't miss out!

All Fall Down out today!

September 2016

All Fall Down, the compulsive new thriller from bestselling author Tom Bale, is published today by Bookouture. 

When Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened in ways they could never have imagined.

If you loved the No.2 Amazon bestseller See How They Run, you'll love this. 

Get your copy today!

Nothing Short of Dying out in the UK today

August 2016

The new series that has been lauded by Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver is out today in the UK.

Nothing Short of Dying is the debut novel from rising literary star Erik Storey, the first in his Clyde Barr series, set in the harsh and vast Colorado wilderness.

Erik is the discovery of Darley Anderson who is renowned in the publishing world as being one of the best talent spotters in the industry, if not the best.

Don’t miss this new thriller which is “nothing short of brilliant”.
 

Nothing Short of Brilliant

August 2016

Erik Storey's gripping debut Nothing Short of Dying is out in the US today.

The new thriller follows Clyde Barr as he races across America to save his sister. 

It "may be the year's best debut thriller" so don't miss out! 

Find out more about the singularly talented author in this inspiring interview with Jason Heller and his perseverance in the road to publication in this article by William Dietrich.  

Nottingham knows best

August 2016

We are so thrilled that Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature, has chosen Smart, by Kim Slater, for the official worldwide UNESCO Recommended Summer Reads initiative. 

The UNESCO Cities of Literature work together to bridge the culture gap between countries by encouraging creative and literature exchanges. Nottingham joined this fantastic programme in 2015, on the same day as other such wonderful cities as Baghdad in Iraq, Lviv in Ukraine, Barcelona in Spain and Montevideo in Uruguay, among others.

UNESCO asked their Cities of Literature to recommend a perfect Summer Read, and we agree that Smart is a perfect choice! 

For more information on the UNESCO City of Literature programme, please click here and if you'd like to see the other titles joining Smart on the list of Recommended Reads from around the World, click here.

Broken Heart is Top 10 Bestseller

August 2016

The seventh David Raker novel from critically acclaimed author Tim Weaver has soared into the bestseller charts to No. 10.

The missing person’s series has been lauded by the Sunday Times and said that Broken Heart, ‘has steadily confirmed his position in Brit noir's premier league, with his assured handling of intriguing plots and characters of genuine humanity.'

Congratulations Tim!
 

It's Time

August 2016

John Connolly's new Charlie Parker novel A Time of Torment is out today in Paperback in the US.

A Time of Torment is the 14th in the Charlie Parker series and was No.1 for 2 weeks running in the UK in its hardback format.

Pick up your US paperback edition today. 

Olivia Hope joins the DA Children's Agency

August 2016

We are thrilled to welcome Olivia Hope to the DA Children’s Agency.

Her inspiring and imaginative picture book, Be Wild, Little One, will be published by Bloomsbury.

This beautiful and moving story about a grandparent helping their grandchild see adventure in the world, in one day, through imaginative play, has been compared to Helen Oxenbury for its quality and timeless appeal.

Before writing, Olivia was a record breaking hammer thrower. But she insists she has never (knowingly) thrown a child. 

Many congratulations, Olivia, we are delighted to have you here! 

Follow her on Twitter: @AnSiogGlas  

Broken Heart out today!

July 2016

Broken Heart, the seventh brilliant David Raker novel from bestselling author Tim Weaver, is out today.

After giving it a rave review, the Sunday Times has selected Broken Heart as their book of the month, saying:

‘Weaver moves up a notch – to excellence. I can’t remember a thriller containing so many twists and surprises.'

A truly outstanding read, pick up your copy of Broken Heart now.

BIMA nominations for Tim Weaver podcast

July 2016

The outstanding podcast series, Missing, from bestselling thriller writer, Tim Weaver, has been nominated for two BIMA 2016 awards.

The BIMA Awards are the most prestigious digital awards in the UK with Missing, produced by Kindred Agency, nominated in the Media and Entertainment and Content categories. 

In celebration of the publication of Tim’s new book, Broken Heart, new episodes of Missing will start today. For fans of Serial and Criminal, Tim will continue his investigation of the world of missing people. 

Listen on iTunes UK, iTunes US and Soundcloud.

Congratulations, Tim!
 

KL Slater to be published by Bookouture

July 2016

We are delighted to announce that Safe With Me, the first novel from our début thriller writer, KL Slater, will be published by Bookouture in November 2016.

Associate Publisher, Lydia Vassar Smith, said it is, “a remarkable psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right until the very end.”

Her second novel, Closer To You, will be published in April 2017. 

Congratulations, KL Slater, and welcome to the DA Agency!
 

German Success for Carter and Child

July 2016

This week, both Chris Carter and Lee Child are high on the German Spiegel Bestseller lists.

I AM DEATH, the 7th serial killer thriller by Chris Carter, entered the Spiegel paperback chart at No.9; in ebook it went straight to No.1 on both the iTunes and Amazon Kindle lists.

Chris has a huge fan base in Germany: sales of his German editions (published by Ullstein Verlag) now top 1,000,000 copies.

The 18th Reacher novel, NEVER GO BACK, published in Germany by Blanvalet, has hit No.8 in the Spiegel Hardback Bestseller lists, six months ahead of the international release of the 2nd Jack Reacher movie.

Congratulations, both!
 

Where Monsters Lie published today

July 2016

The second novel from the brilliant Polly Ho-Yen, Where Monsters Lie, is published today!

Polly’s first novel, The Boy in the Tower, was lauded by critics and readers alike and was nominated for 15 awards.

Polly recently embarked on #30Libraries30Days in a bid to raise support for libraries around the UK. Click here to read more.
 

Get Yours!

June 2016

Get Even by the Queen of Crime, Martina Cole, is out in paperback today.

This is Martina's 22nd bestselling book and definitely one that her fans have been eagerly awaiting. 

Break Point out now!

June 2016

Huge congratulations to Lee Stone on the publication of his first book, a brand new thrilling short novel as part of the James Patterson BookShot series.

BookShots are short, high-impact stories that can be read in one sitting. Each and every one is fast-paced, 100% story-driven; a shot of pure and satisfying entertainment.

If you love Break Point, look out for Lee’s next BookShot novel, Dead Heat, coming later this year.

Congratulations, Lee!
 

The Monster Draw

June 2016

The brilliant Polly Ho-Yen announced The Monster Draw open today!

One lucky student has the chance to win a set of Where Monster's Lie books for their class, Polly's new novel, as well as a school visit from the author herself. 

To win, entrants must draw: A monster where you live.

Polly says, "Please don’t feel that you need to be a wonderful at drawing to enter. It's the idea we're interested in."

Please go to Polly's website for more monsterous details.

Entries must be sent by Monday 4th July. Good luck!

Tom Bale reaches No.2 on Amazon!

May 2016

See How They Run, the relentlessly heart-pounding thriller by Tim Bale, has reached No.2 in the Kindle paid chart.

Tom is sitting comfortably alongside many of our other authors, including B. A. Paris, Tim Weaver and Lee Child, in the Top 100. 

Congratulations to Tom and the rest of our wonderfully talented authors.
 

Connolly and Child and the CWA

May 2016

John Connolly has been nominated for the CWA Short Story Award for two of his short stories from Nocturnes 2: Night Music with Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository’ and ‘On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier’.

Lee Child has similarly been nominated for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Award with Make Me.

The shortlist will be announced on 31st July and the winner announced in the Autumn.

Kim Slater wins, again!

May 2016

Kim Slater's Smart has been announced of the winner of the Grampian Children's Book Award 2016. 

Kim was one of six shortlisted authors which included Eve Ainsworth and Juno Dawson. 

Congratulations, Kim!

Tom Bale storms the charts

May 2016

See How They Run, the new nail-biting thriller from Tom Bale, has soared up to No.18 on the Kindle chart over its first weekend of sales. A fantastic acheivement over just a partial week of sales. 

Congratulations, Tom!
 

Lee Child's Conquest of the US Continues

April 2016

Make Me

No. 1 on the B & N bestseller list.

No. 1 on the US National Indie Bestseller List.

No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for the fourth week.


 

Lee Child's Continued Conquest of the US

April 2016

Lee Child has comfortably maintained his No 1 spot on the mass market paperback New York Times Bestseller List and across the board on US Bestseller Lists with Make Me.


Lee has beaten US home grown authors John Sandford and Stephen King to the prestigious no 1 spot for the 3rd week running in the US.


Make Me is the 20th novel in the International Bestselling Jack Reacher series.


 

A Time of Torment is still a Time for Joy

April 2016

John Connolly, who celebrated his first ever UK Hardback No 1 last week with A Time of Torment has now topped the UK Hardback list for the second week running. Many, many congratulations John.

A Time of Torment is Connolly's 14th full length novel featuring private detective Charlie Parker. A detective like no other in crime fiction.

The London Independent says its: "The finest crime series currently in existence."

Gilly McAllister joins the Agency

April 2016

It’s a pleasure to announce that Gilly McAllister has joined the DA Agency!

Her debut novel, Everything But The Truth, was snapped up by Michael Joseph as part of a two-book deal, and Russian, Dutch and Polish rights have already been sold.

The darker women’s fiction title tells the story of newly-pregnant Rachel, who slowly begins to realise that her boyfriend Jack is hiding a huge secret about his past. When Rachel starts to tug at the loose thread, everything she thought she knew about Jack begins to unravel around her.

Gilly graduated with an English degree in 2006 and is now a lawyer with a large law firm. She has been blogging for ten years at www.billygean.co.uk and she and her blog have been featured in various publications including Company magazine. She lives in Birmingham with her boyfriend and cat.

Welcome to the agency, Gilly!
 

Now the War is Over is published today!

April 2016

Annie Murray’s 20th novel, Now the War is Over, is published in paperback today.

It is the tremendous sequel to the moving and insightful War Babies.

The Sunday Express proclaims Now The War is Over as a “gripping saga”. Annie Murray “paints an authentic picture of post-war Britain laced with relatable characters and incredibly moving situations.”

The paperback edition is available now and is a must read for all saga-lovers.
 

Out Of Reach

April 2016

Simultaneously Lee Child's 20th Jack Reacher novel, Make Me, in paperback is the emphatic No 1 Bestseller on all major US and UK Bestseller lists. 

A feat previously achieved by Lee Child but hardly ever achieved by another British born author.

Nobody does is better. 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is published today!

April 2016

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, the wonderful debut novel from Phaedra Patrick, is published today by Mira UK.

In the loneliness of his Yorkshire home, widower Arthur Pepper begins to clear out his late wife Miriam’s wardrobe. But he soon makes a surprising discovery – a mysterious gold charm bracelet.

Intrigued by his find, Arthur sets off on an adventure to uncover the story behind each of the charms. It’s a journey which finds him fending off a ravenous tiger, reconnecting with his estranged children, and shedding his clothes for art.

But as the story of each charm unfolds, more mysteries materialise, and Arthur realises that his wife led a secret life before they met. And after forty years of marriage he begins to wonder if he ever knew her at all….

A search to know his wife. A journey to find himself.

Congratulations, Phaedra!
 

A Seven Letter Word out today!

March 2016

A Seven Letter Word, the second novel from the multi-award winning Kim Slater is published today by Macmillan Children’s Books.

STUTTER

‘That’s one seven letter word I wish didn’t exist. Fifty points extra or not.’

'My name is Finlay McIntosh. I can see OK, can hear perfectly fine and I can write really, really well. But the thing is, I can't speak. I'm a st-st-st-stutterer. Hilarious, isn't it? It's like the word is there in my mouth, fully formed and then, just as it's ready to leave my lips . . . POP! It jumps and ricochets and bounces around my gob. Except it isn't funny at all, because there's not a thing I can do about it.'

Finlay's mother vanished two years ago. And ever since then his stutter has become almost unbearable.

Bullied at school and ignored by his father, the only way to get out the words which are bouncing around in his head is by writing long letters to his ma which he knows she will never read, and by playing Scrabble online.

But when Finlay is befriended by an online Scrabble player called Alex, everything changes. Could it be his mother secretly trying to contact him? Or is there something more sinister going on?

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S Kim!
 

SMART's Still Sweeping Up

March 2016

More and more great news for Kim Slater as Smart scooped the 1066 Schools’ Book Award 2016!

The award is voted for by schools in Hastings and the surrounding East Sussex area.

It was also recently announced that Smart has been nominated for the Hampshire Book Award 2016 racking up her 23rd nomination. An absolutely staggering achievement.

Congratulations, Kim. Here’s to the next 23!
 

The Saga Continues

March 2016

Two of our beloved authors, Margaret Dickinson and Gloria Cook, are topping the UK charts with their fantastic sagas.

Margaret Dickinson has beaten her own personal best in just a week with The Buffer Girls, climbing to No.7 in the UK Bestsellers chart, now her highest charting position in her career.

Gloria Cook’s latest captivating novel, The Carpenter’s Daughter, has climbed to No.3 in The Bookseller’s Top 20 Heatseekers chart, a brilliant achievement.

Congratulations Gloria and Margaret!
 

The Island is out now!

March 2016

The outstanding debut, The Island, from Olivia Levez, is published today by Oneworld.

Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster.

Nothing is easy. Survival is hard. And so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor though and she sees that the future is worth fighting for.

The Island is a gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be. All is not lost but some things are hard to find

Sarah Odedina described the book as “A pulse-quickening read with real heart by a hugely exciting new voice who I very much look forward to publishing and bringing to readers.”

What are you waiting for? You couldn’t ask for more from a book.

Congratulations Olivia!
 

Wonderful News for a Wonderful Author

February 2016

Margaret Dickinson's new novel, The Buffer Girls, is a Top 10 hit.

We are thrilled to announce that Margaret Dickinson, the Queen of Saga, has soared into the Top 10 of the UK paperback fiction chart.

Margaret came in at number 8 with her 23rd novel, The Buffer Girls, cimbing six places from her number 14 spot in the previous part week.

This is the highest charting position of Margaret's career, beating her previous best position of number 9 with Fairfield Hall in 2014.

Many congratulations Margaret. Long may you reign.

Dominion out now!

February 2016

Dominion, the final instalment of the epic Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy from John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, is published today by Headline.

Syl Hellais is the first of the alien Illyri race to be born on Earth. Paul Kerr is a teenage Resistance fighter. In search of freedom, they found each other.

With the Illyri invasion came the promise of a new future for Mankind – one in which deserts would flourish and terminal illness would be cured – but with it also came a sleeping terror. For within the worst of the invaders dwells an ancient species known only as the Others.

Everything they touch, they devour.

Now it will fall to Syl and Paul to save this world – to save all worlds – from the horror that lurks in the darkness.

Congratulations John and Jennifer!
 

Rebekah Faubion joins the DA Agency!

February 2016

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rebekah Faubion to the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency.

Rebekah is a novelist and screenwriter living in Texas with her husband and son. She is the co-author of The Urban Cowgirl Cookbook which she penned with celebrity chef and childhood best friend, Sarah Penrod.

Before getting into novels and screenplays, Rebekah wrote and directed local theatre productions for children. Her short film Cassie’s Cause, about a little girl and her Zombie brother, wrapped production in November 2013.

A self-confessed ‘restless extrovert’ Rebekah is always keen to chat on social media. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rffaubion.

Her debut YA novel, Of Blood and Promises, will be published in the US early 2017.

Welcome, Rebekah! We are so happy to have you at the agency.

Behind Closed Doors and The Buffer Girls are Top 20 hits!

February 2016

Two of our fantastic authors have rocketed into the Top 20 of the UK Bestseller list after only a partial week release.

BA Paris' psychological thriller, Behind Closed Doors, is at number 19, a massive acheivement for a debut author.

The undeniable Queen of Saga, Margaret Dickinson, continues reign with her 23rd book, The Buffer Girls, in at number 14!

Two outstanding achievements, congratulations to both, we are a very proud agency!

Unstoppable BA Paris is No.1 on Publication Day!

February 2016

The chilling thriller that has everybody talking is published today by Mira.

BA Paris' debut novel, Behind Closed Doors, soared to number one last Friday in the Kindle chart having racked up over 55,000 orders before release.

A massive congratulations to BA Paris who, on publication today, remains at the top of the Kindle bestseller chart!

You had better grab your copy here, you don't want to be left out of all the watercooler talk.

RoNA Nomination for Cousens

February 2016

We are very pleased to announce that our very own Sophie Cousens has been nominated for a Romantic Novel Award 2016!

Her debut novel How to Get Ahead in Television, published by Corvus in September 2015, has been shortlisted in the Romantic Comedy category.

The winners of each category will then be put forward for the overall, prestigious prize of The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

A sharp and funny romance, make sure to see what all the fuss is about, buy it here!


Congratulations Sophie!
 

B A Paris' debut soars to Kindle Number 1

February 2016

Big congratulations to B.A Paris, whose chilling debut Behind Closed Doors will be released on February 11th and just hit No.1 on the Amazon Kindle charts (from pre-orders only!).

“It took me just an afternoon to read this book and by the end, my heart was pounding. If you like fast and frantic stories, you’ll love this.” – The Sun

“Brilliant, chilling, scary and unputdownable.” – Lesley Pearse
 

Lesley Pearse at Audio Number 1

February 2016

Lesley Pearse is the number 1 most borrowed library Audio book with her bestselling novel Without A Trace.

https://twitter.com/TelegraphBooks/status/695533448551915520 

Congratualtions Lesley!

Samantha Tonge joins the Darley Anderson Agency!

January 2016

We're thrilled to announce that Samantha Tonge has joined the Darley Anderson Agency!

Samantha has sold over 80 short stories to women’s magazines and in 2013 she landed a publishing deal with CarinaUK, HarperCollins. In 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

We’re proud to be representing Samantha, and delighted to announce that her new novella, How to Get Hitched in Ten Days, is available for pre-order today.

Rocking and Rolling at Christmas

January 2016

Child and Cole continue to occupy top spots in the run up to Christmas.

Cole and Child Continue Rocking and Rolling

January 2016

The week ending 5 December Cole's Get Even is now No.3 and Child's Make Me, last week's No.3, is this week's No.4. Stars with staying power.

Double nomination for Ford and Ho-Yen!

January 2016

We are delighted to annouce that two of our children's authors have been shortlisted for the East Sussex Children's Book Award 2016!

Martyn Ford's The Imagination Box and Polly Ho-Yen's Boy in the Tower have both been selected as a title on the shortlist of five books. 

For more information about the award, please click here.

Congratulations, Martyn and Polly!

Smart scoops 4th win!

January 2016

We are so thrilled to annouce that Kim Slater's brilliant YA novel, Smart, has scooped its 4th win at the Tower Hamlets Book Awards!

Clare, Kim's agent, and Emma, Rights Executive, went to the Tower Hamlets Book Awards to support both Kim and Polly Ho-Yen, who was also nominated for the fantastic Boy in the Tower, last Friday. 

After wonderful afternoon full of presentations from the schools involved and a lot of excited signing of books, Kim was announced this year's winner.

Congratulations, Kim!

Dreamworks Studios buys John Connolly's Trilogy featuring Samuel Johnson & his loyal dog Boswell

January 2016

Famed American Film Studio Deamworks has acquired bestselling writer John Connolly’s brilliant trilogy of middle-grade novels.

The three books are: The Gates; The Infernals; (Hell’s Bells in the UK) and The Creeps.

Featuring a young protagonist, Samuel Johnson and his loyal dog Boswell (a dachshund) who battle the forces of darkness just prior to Halloween as the gates of hell open at a house owned by Mrs Abernathy.

The Gates: The fate of humanity lies in the hands of one small boy, Samuel Johnson; an even smaller dog and a very unlikely demon named Nurd.
The Infernals: Samuel has won over the dark forces but he is dating the wrong girl and is still being hunted by Mrs Abernathy
The Creeps: Samuel’s allies now include two demons, a monster and a handful of dwarfs. But other demons are occupying his spare room and his town appears to be cursed and he is lured into a trap which tests his ingenuity to the limit.

‘Roald Dahl meets Harry Potter in these wonderfully strange and brilliant novels’
 

Hidden by Emma Kavanagh is out in paperback now!

January 2016

Emma Kavanagh's gripping Hidden is published in paperback today by Arrow!

Congratulations, Emma!

‘A clever, fast-paced whodunit that had me guessing right up to its thrilling climax’  Woman & Home
 

The Silent Hours by Cesca Major is out in paperback today!

January 2016

Cesca Major's heartrending The Silent Hours is published today by Corvus in paperback!

Congratulations, Cesca!

‘Strong début… this is assured writing and Major is a talent to watch’        The Times

Happy 21st Birthday, Reacher!

November 2016

Fans will of course know that Reacher, Lee Child’s knight-errant hero, is well past his 21st birthday. However, the publication of the 21st Reacher novel, Night School, was a landmark occasion that merited a champagne reception in London’s Haymarket Hotel to celebrate. 

Joining Lee and the agency were some of Lee’s long-serving and dedicated overseas publishers. We were delighted to welcome Ann-Louis Nerem and Tomas Algard from Cappelen-Damm in Norway, Aleksandra Saluga from Albatros in Poland, Tom Harmsen from Luitingh-Sijthoff in the Netherlands and Robert Pépin from Calmann-Levy in France.

Jack Reacher now tops the charts in translation as well as the English speaking world and language rights have sold into 46 territories. We were also thrilled that Steve Fisher, our fantastic film and TV agent, could join us from LA. 

Congratulations to Transworld, Random House US, and all of Lee’s foreign language publishers. And most of all, congratulations to Darley and Lee!

Left to right: Tomas Algard, Aleksandra Saluga, Lee Child, Tom Harmsen, Robert Pépin and Ann-Louis Nerem

The Missing Hours out in paperback

November 2016

Emma Kavanagh's third gripping thriller The Missing Hours is released in paperback today. 

'A tense and dramatic thriller. Told from the viewpoints of several characters – all impressively well realised – and interspersed with case files from kidnappings in more exotic locales, this makes for an intriguing story, that wrongfoots at several turns.' Sunday Mirror

Congratulations, Emma!

Triple No 1's for Lee Child in the US

November 2016

Lee Child’s 21st novel Night School has simultaneously topped the US Hardcover print bestseller list, the digital bestseller list and the combined digital and print bestseller list.

A unique achievement for a British Adult Fiction Writer in the US.
 

The Trespasser is a Best Book

November 2016

Tana French's brilliant and bestselling book The Trespasser has been selected in the Amazon's Editors Picks as one of the Top 20 Best Books of 2016. 

The Trespasser is listed alongside the likes of Zadie Smith and Jodi Picoult. 

Cathy Cassidy Tops 1 million

November 2016

We are so proud to announce that Cathy Cassidy, the author of Broken Heart Club and The Chocolate Box Girls series, has sold over 1 million copies in France!

Cathy has a phenomenal fan base in France and her publisher Nathan have championed our wonderful author, even expanding The Chocolate Box Girls into a new comic book series with comic publisher Jungle.

Cathy is the author of over 20 novels and in each she writes about friendships and real issues faced by young people with a sensitive yet unflinching voice like no other.

Congratulations Cathy, you are an exceptional talent.
 

Safe With Me

November 2016

K L Slater's debut psychological thriller is out today.

A story that follows the complicated and intertwined lives of Anna, Carla and Liam, it's a story that is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sisters. 

Safe With Me is a "belter of a debut" - don't miss out, pick up your copy today.

Congratulations K L Slater! 

The Last Night Published Today

November 2016

Cesca Major's beautifully written novel The Last Night is published by Corvus today. 

A moving tale of two women connected through time. Cesca is a "talent to watch" (The Times).

Congratulations Cesca on the publication of such a wonderful book! 

Smart nominated in Italy

October 2016

Some brilliant news from Italy, Smart has been shortlisted for the prestigious Italian literary prize Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi!

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Kim has won 9 awards and has been nominated over 20 times for Smart, her debut novel. 

Congratulations Kim!
 

BGE Irish Book Award Nominations

October 2016

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that three of our authors are nominated for a BGE Irish Book Award 2016! 

The incomparable Tana French is nominated for the Crime Fiction Book of the Year for the No.2 New York Times bestseller The Trespasser.

Two of our Children's authors are up for the Senior Children's Book of the Year. Dave Rudden for the outstanding Knights of the Borrowed Dark and Deirdre Sullivan for the powerful and poetic Needlework

Winners will be announced on 16th November. 

Loyal Fans Boost Betrayal

October 2016

Martina Cole’s gritty 23rd novel Betrayal has achieved an emphatic No.1 in the first part week of sales.

This is the Queen of Crimes 15th No.1 and is exactly where Martina and her daring books belong.

Many, many congratulations Martina on such a richly deserved achievement.


 

CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominees 2017

October 2016

Two of our celebrated children's authors have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017. 

Both authors have been nominated for their second novel: Polly Ho-Yen  for Where Monsters Lie and Kim Slater for A Seven Letter Word.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. It is one of the most prestigious prizes in children's literature. 

Congratulations!

Deirdre Sullivan wins a White Raven

October 2016

Our YA author Deirdre Sullivan has been awarded a White Raven by the International Youth Library for her powerful and poetic novel, Needlework.

Each year the language specialists at the International Youth Library, in Munich, Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy.

The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.

Congratulations!
 

The Trespasser Takes Two

October 2016

Tana French's stunning new book The Trespasser went straight to No 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List. This is the highest position that Tana has achieved on the New York Times List. 

The Trespasser, the 6th in the Dublin Murder Squad Series, is a "tour de force" and is not to be missed.

It follows the two detectives Antoinette Conway and Stephen Moran as they make their way through a "twisty" case. We are advised to "make only one assumption: All of your (sic) initial assumptions are wrong."

Congratulations Tana on such a wonderful achievement. 

The Trespasser is out in hardback in the US and UK now. 

Connolly Wins a Dagger

October 2016

John Connolly won the Short Story Dagger at the CWA Awards last night (11/10).

His chilling short story On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from his spectaular book Night Music: Nocturnes 2 was the recipient for the award.

Many congratulations John on a truly deserved win.

Night Music: Nocturnes 2 is available now in paperback. 

Tom Bale is No.2

October 2016

All Fall Down, the tense and exciting thriller from Tom Bale, is a No.2 Kindle bestseller. 

This is Tom's second novel to reach the Top 5 in just five months! See How They Run was a No.2 bestseller back in May this year. 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper out in paperback

September 2016

The brilliantly uplifting debut novel by Phaedra Patrick is out in paperback today.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a book club favourite in US and UK and has received some fantastic reviews.

‘Charming by name, charming by nature. This book is a balm for the soul and the heart’ – The Sun

Get your copy and enjoy a brighter day!

MISSING podcast wins!

September 2016

Huge congratulations to Tim Weaver as his MISSING podcast picked up a prestigious BIMA Award last night.

MISSING was awarded the Jury Prize for Best Work on a Smaller Budget 2016, demonstrating the diverse talents of our fantastic author and the hard work from Tim, Penguin and the Kindred Agency. They were up against BBC, Beats by Dr. Dre, Adidas, Mumsnet, HTC, Little Mix and Youtube.

The chart-topping podcast examines the world of missing persons investigations and was selected as one of iTunes’ Best of 2015 and has over 500,000 listeners. 

If you’re looking for something similarly addictive as the Serial and Criminal podcasts, look no further.

Cold Killers out today!

August 2016

Cold Killers, the unmissable new novel from bestselling author Lee Weeks, is out today.

Set in the depths of the East End underworld and its vicious crime families, this gritty and atmospheric read is sure to have you hooked when bad blood turns to murder in the fifth heart-pounding chiller thriller in the DI Carter and DS Willis murder squad series. 

Get your copy today!
 

Behind Closed Doors is a New York Times Bestseller!

August 2016

We are utterly thrilled to announce that our debut author, B A Paris, is a New York Times Bestseller!

Her novel Behind Closed Doors, published by St. Martin’s Press, has rocketed to No.15 after her first week of sales. An incredible achievement for any author but even more special for a first time author.

So many congratulations, B A Paris. We are a very proud agency!
 

Cathy Comics

August 2016

We are thrilled to announce that the bestselling Chocolate Box Girls series by Cathy Cassidy will be adapted into English language comic books.

French publisher Nathan’s huge success with the novels led to the creation of the brilliant comic book versions published by Editions Jungle.

Now Papercutz, the biggest children’s comic book publisher in the US, will translate and publish the comics for release in early 2017. The first will feature Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye.
 

UNESCO chooses Knights of the Borrowed Dark

August 2016

Dave Rudden’s action-packed and powerfully imagined Knights of the Borrowed Dark has been chosen as the UNESCO Dublin City of Literature’s Citywide Read 2017!

This reading initiative is organised by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service as part of its UNESCO City of Literature programme with the aim of encouraging children to read for pleasure. 

Dave was honoured and delighted to be chosen, adding, “This is the city that taught me how to write, and I owe so much to its vibrant, friendly and supportive literary community. I can’t wait to share KOTBD with Dublin’s young readers and help them find stories of their own.”

Congratulations Dave!

Behind Closed Doors published in the US

August 2016

The can't-put-it-down thriller of the year, Behind Closed Doors by debut author B A Paris, is published by St. Martin's Press in the US today!

Follow #StaySingle on Twitter to keep up with all the fantastic reader reactions and reviews. 

Dead To Me Staying Alive in New Zealand

August 2016

Lelsey Pearse's Dead To Me is No 1 for the second week running in New Zealand. 

Dead To Me is Lesley's 24th gripping novel, a tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. 

This is wonderful news for a well loved author. 

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun out today!

July 2016

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun,  the hilarious and moving romantic novel from Samantha Tonge, is out on Kindle today!

Samantha's flair for writing humour with heart is well recognised. A number of her stories have been published in magazines and her novels have earnt award nominations and wins, including Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook for the 2015 hit, Game of Scones.

The perfect summer read, get your copy here!

Martina, a publishing phenomena

July 2016

Martina Cole's Get Even Paperback is up at the top of the Bestsller Chart with Jo Jo Moyes' Me Before You and Paula Hawkins' Girl on the Train for the third week running. 

Sales of Get Even have increased by 32% compared to The Good Life last year; a spectacular success. 

Martina is approaching her 25th year as a top, top bestselling author; a true publishing phenomena! 

I Am Death

July 2016

Chris Carter's I Am Death is currently available in paperback.

This is Carter's 8th chilling serial killer novel and one of his best yet. 

Dead To Me Published Today

July 2016

Lesley Pearse's heart warming new novel, Dead To Me, is out today. 

Lesley has had 7 previous bestsellers, many of which have gone straight to No 1. Her books are loved by fans the world over and she is one of the UK's best loved novelists.

Pick up your own copy of Dead To Me today. 

Is That An Elephant In My Fridge? published today

July 2016

The brilliant Caroline Crowe’s, Is That An Elephant In My Fridge?, is published today!

Young readers will adore the second picture book from Crowe. Her first book, Pirates in Pyjamas, was a rip-roaring bedtime tale that captivated youngsters’ imaginations.

Is That An Elephant In My Fridge? is trunk load of fun and parents are sure to find their kids poring themselves over the fantastic pictures for hours. 

Behind Closed Doors is Kindle's No.1!

July 2016

The bestselling psychological thriller, Behind Closed Doors, from incredible talent B.A. Paris has been revealed as Amazon Kindle's number-one selling e-book this year to date. 

As well as astonishing readers in the UK, Behind Closed Doors will be available in 32 international editions. It reached the No.1 spot in Iceland in June.

B. A. Paris is No.1 in Iceland!

June 2016

The first foreign edition of Behind Closed Doors is this week No.1 on the Iceland overall bestsellers list.

The publisher shared pictures last week of Icelandic readers relaxing on sunloungers, completely engrossed in the novel, showing it is one of this year’s top picks for holiday makers.

N29/ Drápa only acquired the title in April and published in May, and now has a number one hit in June.

Huge congratulations to B. A. Paris, we can’t wait for the rest of the world to read this book.
 

How to Find Your (First) Husband published today!

June 2016

The hilarious and heart-warming How to Find Your (First) Husband by Rosie Blake is published today by Corvus. 

Determined to be the next big thing, Isobel Graves has followed her dreams to LA but finds herself promoting fish markets dressed as a prawn.

So when she sees her childhood sweetheart, Andrew, in the backgorund of a newcast, she's takes it as a sign, embarking in a round the world journey to find true love. 

Described as 'full-on funny' by The Sun you will not want to miss this.

Congratulations, Rosie!  

Make Me Continues US Hold

June 2016

Lee Child's Make Me continues its spectacular success in the US.

Now in its 8th week at No 1 on the National Independent Booksellers Bestsller List.

B.A. Paris' debut novel sells over half a million copies

May 2016

Debut author, B.A Paris, has this week sold over half a million copies of her bestselling thriller, Behind Closed Doors.

Released in February, over 500,000 copies have been sold in just 15 weeks since publication.

This is a rare feat for a debut author to achieve, even rarer to do so in such a short space of time.

Behind Closed Doors firmly remains on the UK bestsellers list and in the Top 20 of the Amazon and Kindle charts 16 weeks after publication.

So many congratulations, B.A Paris. Roll on a million.
 

Behind Closed Doors published in Iceland

May 2016

The first foreign edition of the super-hit Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris was published yesterday by N29.

The Icelandic publisher has moved incredibly quickly, having only acquired the title in April, adding more momentum to the debut author’s runaway success.

Behind Closed Doors has sold just under half a million copies in the UK since its February release and currently has 2777 five-star reviews on Amazon.

The title will be translated into a further 28 languages with this figure set to rise.

Martyn Ford nominated!

May 2016

Martyn Ford’s fantastic debut novel, The Imagination Box, has been nominated for a Stockport Children’s Book Award 2016.

Winning authors and illustrators will receive a piece of original artwork inspired by the book, created by children involved in the award.

 The award aims to encourage children to read for pleasure and give them access to some of the best new fiction.

The winners will be announced in October.

Congratulations, Martyn!
 

Lee Weeks dominates KOBO Chart

May 2016

Lee Weeks is No. 1 on the Top 50 eBook KOBO Chart today. Her novel Frozen Grave is No. 1 on the Fiction and Literature Chart.

Frozen Grave is the 3rd Novel in the gripping DC Ebony Willis series.

The KOBO Chart looks at the most popular eBOOKs trending. 

After the Lie published today!

April 2016

The gripping new novel by Kerry Fisher is published today by Bookouture!

Lydia has made a good life for herself, desperately trying to be and do the ‘right’ kind of things. But Lydia’s been living a lie for years and her husband, Mark, and her children have no idea about who she really is.

Nothing lasts forever, and the past catches up to her when the person who knows all Lydia’s little dark secrets turns up at the school gates, and his presence threatens to blow Lydia’s life apart.

What’s her terrible truth? Once the secret’s out, you can’t put it back...

This is a truly unputdownable book. 

Congratulations, Kerry!
 

Annie Murray Triumphs with Now The War is Over

April 2016

Annie Murray entered the Top 10 ranking in her first full week of sales for Now The War is Over at No 7.

Murray has broken her own personal record by going straight to No 7 in the first full week of sales. Her previous Bestseller, War Babies, also reached No 7 but in the second full week of sales.

She has also achieved her highest sales figure ever for the first full week with the stunning Now The War is Over.

Huge congratulations to an incredibly talented author.

A Time Of Torment Leads the way

April 2016

John Connolly's 14th Charlie Parker novel, A Time of Torment, hits the No 1 spot in its first partial week.

Connolly has broken his own personal record by going straight to No 1 in the Bestseller Charts in less than a full week of sales.

This is an incredible achievement for an incredible writer.

Beyond Infinity is published today!

April 2016

The paperback for Beyond Infinity, Martyn Ford’s follow-up to the fun-tastic and critically acclaimed Imagination Box, is published today!

Timothy Hart is getting used to the good life with his new Imagination Box. Anything he can imagine, he can create! There's only one rule - the Box mustn't leave Tim's room at the hotel where he lives.

But Tim has never been good at following rules - especially when there's the opportunity to 'imagine' his homework into being without actually having to do it! Tim is feeling rather pleased with himself...

Until he notices the strange people following him, and then chasing him, and then his beloved Imagination Box being ripped from his hands.

He'll need the help of a Top Secret Scientific Institution if he's going to save the Imagination Box from corruption of the worst possible kind.

Congratulations, Martyn!
 

A time of joy for A Time of Torment

April 2016

John Connolly is back with his 14th incredible Charlie Parker thriller, A Time of Torment, which is published today.
John Connolly has been accredited with an “imagination… like no other crime writer’s” for his work on the gripping and chilling Charlie Parker mysteries.
A Time of Torment has gone straight to number 1 in Amazon’s Bestseller Contemporary Horror Chart.
 

Knights of the Borrowed Dark published today!

April 2016

The astonishingly assured debut novel from Dave Rudden, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, is published by Puffin today. It is the first in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy from the Irish author which was snapped up by Ben Horslen, Editorial Director at Puffin, in a six-figure pre-empt.

Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight. That kind of thing can really change your perspective.

Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits.

Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark.

Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them...

Congratulations, Dave!
 

Nobody Does It Better Than Reacher

April 2016

Lee Child’s 20th Jack Reacher paperback novel Make Me has powered immediately to the top of the UK bestseller lists after only three days.

Make Me is Lee Child’s 14th Number 1.

And in sales volume Make Me easily tipped the top the first three days paperback sales of his previous novel Personal.
 

Another hilarious Romance from Jane Costello out today!

March 2016

Bestselling author Jane Costello’s Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel is published today in paperback by Simon & Schuster!

Lauren loves the Moonlight Hotel that lies on the shore of England’s best-loved lake, Windermere, as its faded walls hold the key to her most precious memories. So, along with her best friends, Cate and Emily, she signs up to a new dance class in its gorgeous ballroom for a laugh and a good time.

But then a chain of events off the dance floor puts their friendship to the ultimate test, and makes Lauren question everything she holds dear.

Escape to the Moonlight Hotel and fall in love with Jane Costello’s most poignant and funny novel yet.

Congratulations Jane!
 

SMART and Brilliant

March 2016

Our wonderful author, Kim Slater, has been awarded the Brilliant Book Award 2016 for her debut novel Smart!

The award, organised by the Nottinghamshire Education Library Service, gives the opportunity for students across the region to read and vote for their favourite shortlisted title. The scheme aims to give a voice to pupils through reading for pleasure and to recognise excellence as well as popularity.

Kim was absolutely thrilled and said, 'As a local author, the Brilliant Book Award is particularly close to my heart. I am so proud of our fabulous region and as the book is set in the local area, it is a fitting tribute to Nottingham's new status as a UNESCO City of Literature. I'm delighted that the BBA schools voted Smart as this year's BBA winner!'

Many congratulations Kim!
 

Margaret's Buffer Girls Continue to Shine

March 2016

The Buffer Girls remains a fixture at No.8 in the UK Bestseller paperback chart for the second week running.

With The Buffer Girls, Margaret Dickinson's 23rd novel, she has achieved a new personal best in the Bestseller Lists.

Congratulations Margaret!

Daughters of Fortune Mother's Day Promotion

March 2016

Tara Highland’s wonderful book, Daughters of Fortune, has been selected by Sainsbury’s and KOBO for their Mother’s Day Promotion.

William Melville, has three beautiful and privileged daughters. As each of them seeks to carve out her own destiny, Elizabeth, Caitlin and Amber face difficult choices, which will take them in wildly different directions. But as old wounds resurface and threaten to destroy the foundations of the Melville empire, their paths will cross again. Because the simple truth is that, no matter how far you go, you cannot escape the bonds of family.

A story that tells of the strong ties of family, this is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Sunday 6 March.

Congratulations Tara.


 

The Carpenter's Daughter published today!

February 2016

The first in a new beautifully drawn saga from Gloria Cook, The Carpenter's Daughter, is published today by Severn House.

In the small mining village of Meryen, a dark secret lurks…

Amy Lewarne finds her life changed forever when she finds her brother, Toby, dead. And troubles follow when Titus Kivell, the head of a powerful yet belligerent family, puts his son Sol in Toby's place.

Despite his wild and formidable nature, Amy is inexplicably drawn to Sol, as he is to her. But will his family ties be the ruin of her?

Congratulations Gloria!
 

Silver Screen beckons for BA Paris' Behind Closed Doors

February 2016

Stone Village Productions have optioned the film and TV rights to the B.A. Paris #1 UK Kindle Bestselling novel Behind Closed Doors for a high six-figure sum.

Published in the UK by Harper Collins’ Mira imprint, the novel sold over 100,000 copies in its first 3 days of publishing and so far has sold into 10 foreign language territories.

The debut novel from Paris is about a couple with the perfect marriage, built on a terrifying secret. The honeymoon, after their idyllic wedding, kicks off a nail-biting pursuit with twists and turns that make you wonder what really happens with your married friends and neighbours, behind closed doors.

Stone Village Productions have produced a string of literary adaptations including The Lincoln Lawyer, The Human Stain and Love in the Time of Cholera. Currently they are developing Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven, and Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark, both for feature.
 

Smart is Spellbinding!

February 2016

Kim Slater has received her 21st nomination for Smart after being shortlisted for 'Spellbinding', the Cumbrian School's Book Award 2016.

Pupils belonging to the NTS Book Club will read and review as many of the books as they can before they vote for their favourite 3 titles. The overall winner will be chosen from the top 3 in June.

Many congratulations, Kim!

The Buffer Girls Out Now

February 2016

We are very excited to announce that the Queen of Saga, Margaret Dickinson, has a new book out, The Buffer Girls.

The Buffer Girls is her 23rd book.  

It follows the lives of the Derbyshire Ryan Family children in the 1920's.

Re-adujsting to civilian life after The Great War is not easy for Walter Ryan and so it falls to his two children, Josh and Amy to take over the family candle business. Romance blossoms for Josh and Amy but life is not always so simple and the family are soon presented with dangers they never expected.

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days published today!

February 2016

Samantha Tonge's romantic novella, How to Get Hitched in Ten Days, is published by Carina today!

It tells the story of Jasmine and Mikey. Mikey is the perfect flatmate – he owns a 50s diner that turns out the best food around, gives the best bear hugs and amazing romance advice – after all they’re scoping out the same hot guys! So when her boyfriend proposes in the worst possible way, Jazz knows her best friend will be there to pick up the pieces with gourmet popcorn, Pinot sleepovers and a shoulder to lean on.

But Mikey isn’t about to let Jasmine give up on love, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to mend her broken heart – even if it means helping the one person who sees him as the enemy…

Because at the end of the day, all’s fair in the pursuit of true love… right?

Hurry and get it here, it's the perfect Valentine's read.

Agency Audio Bestsellers

February 2016

The UK's Top Ten most borrowed Audio titles of 2015 include five from the Darley Anderson Agency.

The list is headed up by Lesley Pearse's Without A Trace at No 1.

Then there are three titles by Lee Child:

Never Go Back (at No 3); A Wanted Man (at No 6) and Personal (at No 8).

And at No 10 is Annie Murray's The Women of Lilac Street

Lee Child Titles at Number 1 and 2

February 2016

Lee Child is at the top of the Top Ten most borrowed Authors List 2014/15.

Personal is the Number 1 most borrowed book and Never Go Back is Number 2.

Lee is placed in the chart above Peter Robinson, Robert Galbraith and James Patterson.

Congratualtions Lee!

The Bookseller Reveals #KOTBD

February 2016

We are so excited and proud to see the cover of Dave Rudden’s début Knights of the Borrowed Dark revealed on the front of The Bookseller today.

Puffin’s biggest Middle Grade launch of 2016 is the first book in a new series about Denizen Hardwick, an orphan boy who discovers he is part of a secret army that protects the world from a race of shadowy monsters.

‘Scary and funny – my two favourites. Dave Rudden is more than a rising star, he is a shooting star.’ Eoin Colfer

#KOTBD is available for pre-order here and published in the UK on April 7th.

You can also follow Dave on Facebook at Knights of the Borrowed Dark, and Twitter @d_ruddenwrites and keep up to date with all the exciting news as it’s revealed on #KOTBD.


 

Rocking and Rolling all the way to Christmas Day

January 2016

Child and Cole continue to occupy top spots of 2 and 3 on the Christmas charts.

Child and Cole - Rock and Roll

January 2016

Make Me (week 8) and Get Even (week 6) stay firmly entrenched near the top of the UK Hardback Bestseller Lists. 

Rocking and Rolling Even More

January 2016

Cole and Child are still flying high in the UK Bestsller Lists.

For the week ending 12 December Martina Cole's Get Even goes to No.2 followed closely at No.3 by Lee Child's Make Me.

Congratulations to both wonderful authors from their long term Agent Darley Anderson. 

Shetland Noir and Helen Grant

January 2016

Helen Grant attended the Shetland Noir Book Festival at the weekend to collect her trophy after wining Shetland Noir's writing competition. 

Helen with Ann Cleeves and Doug Henshall

Helen won first prize with her short crime story, The Beach House, and won the Jimmy Perez trophy, sponsored by Ann Cleeves. Helen was presented the trophy by Ann and Doug Henshall who plays Jimmy Perez in the TV series.

Congratulations, Helen!

Helen and Doug Henshall

(images credited to Dale Smith)

Grant scoops first prize

January 2016

Helen Grant has won first prize in Shetland Noir's writing competition run alongside the Shetland Noir Book Festival. 

The story was judged by a panel of three: author, Ann Cleeves, Karen Fraser of Shetland Library and Louise Graham of Orkney Library. All three were unanimous in their appreciation of the quality of the writing they encountered.

Helen will be going to Shetland Noir Book Festival in November to receive the Jimmy Perez Trophy.

For more information, please click here.

Congratulations, Helen!

Cold Justice by Lee Weeks is out today!

January 2016

Lee Weeks' 4th explosive Willis and Carter novel, Cold Justice, is published today by Simon & Schuster.

Congratulations, Lee!

Fischer success with French

January 2016

Last week, during the Frankfurt Book Fair, Mary and Emma were able to visit the beautiful Fischer offices to celebrate the huge success of The Secret Place (Geheimer Ort) in Germany. 

Tana French's fifth novel, hit the top spot in Germany's Spiegel Bestseller List on its release in January. Fischer's translation then held on to the No.1 position for two weeks and remained in the top 20 for an impressive 17 weeks. 

The paperback of Geheimer Ort was published yesterday (22nd October). 

Cheers, Tana!

More Chilling Short Fiction From Master Story Teller John Connolly

January 2016

A decade after the publication of John Connolly's first short story collection NOCTURNES comes his brilliant second volume of Nocturnes - entitled NIGHT MUSIC.

 

Just published in paperback and e-book in the US by Atria NIGHT MUSIC has been enthusiastically recieved in BOOKLIST praising Connolly's beautifully wirtten supernaturally-themed stories.

 

When Connolly's long-term Agent Darley Anderson first read the MS he was particularly entranced by two of the prize winning stories featuring THE CAXTON PRIVATE LENDING LIBRARY & BOOK DEPOSITORY. Says Anderson "These are not to be missed at any cost. And the whole collection is a must read for all John Connolly fans."

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