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The Breakdown is a bestseller!

February 2017

We are thrilled to announce that The Breakdown, the second novel from internationally bestselling author B.A. Paris is a No.11 UK bestseller!

The utterly addictive thriller also soared to No.6 on the Kindle UK bestsellers chart and into the Top 20 of the overall Amazon bestsellers chart. 

A massive congratulations to B.A. Paris!

B.A. Paris wins Gold Award

January 2017

The début phenomenon of 2016, Behind Closed Doors, was awarded the Gold award Nielsen | Specsavers Bestseller Awards for sales of 500,000 copies.

B.A. Paris was the only début fiction author to win a Gold award as well being one of the few début authors to receive a prize. 

A massive congratulations to B.A. Paris and here’s to the many more successes to come. 

Behind Closed Doors is a New York Times Bestseller...Again!

January 2017

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!

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. 

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.
 

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.

Fantastic Frankfurt Deals!

October 2014

As a result of a fantastic Frankfurt Book Fair, the Rights team have just closed some very exciting deals for two of our authors.

Rights in Saving Grace, by début author B.A. Paris, have now been sold to publishers in Germany and Italy. Blanvalet acquired German translation rights after a nail biting auction between four publishers, and Editrice Nord bought Italian translation rights in an exciting pre-empt.

We also delighted to announce that Italian rights in Emma Kavanagh’s second stand-alone thriller, Hidden, were sold to Newton Compton.

Congratulations, Bernadette and Emma!
 

The Breakdown out today!

February 2017

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. 

Behind Closed Doors dominates Bestseller lists for 2016

January 2017

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!

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!
 

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' 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.
 

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.
 

B.A. Paris joins the Darley Anderson Agency

September 2014

We are delighted to welcome début author, B.A. Paris, to the Darley Anderson Agency.

Saving Grace is a chilling psychological thriller perfect for fans of domestic noir. Sally Williamson, editor at MIRA, snapped up UK & Commonwealth rights and will publish in January 2016.

The perfect marriage, the perfect love, the perfect home… but what is Jack Angel hiding?

Grace and Jack Angel have the perfect life. Thirty-three-year old Grace is kind, loving and attractive. And she has Jack. Not only is Jack handsome and charming but he is a renowned lawyer dedicated to saving women from abusive relationships.

But you should never trust perfection.

What if you took a step back and really thought about Grace and Jack Angel. Would you question why Jack had never had a relationship before now? Would you question how Grace eats so much but never puts on weight? Would you ask the real reason their beautiful home is fitted with those metal security shutters?

The simplest way to get answers would be to just ask Grace, but then you realise: Grace Angel is never, ever seen without Jack right by her side…

B.A. Paris was born in 1958 was brought up in England and moved to France when she was 21.She spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher. She taught for several years in the International Department of a local school and then at the Université de Marne la Vallée before setting up a language school with her husband. She and her husband still live in France and they have five daughters.

Welcome to the agency, Bernadette!
 

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