BGE Irish Book Awards 2017
We are so thrilled that 3 of our authors have been nominated for a BGE Irish Book Award 2017!
John Connolly's outstanding, experimental novel he is nominated in two categories: the RTE Radio 1 Listener's Choice Award and Eason's Book Club Novel of the Year.
Deirdre Sullivan's Tangleweed and Brine is also nominated for Journal.ie Best Irish Book and the Eason Teen & YA Book of the Year.
And the second part of Dave Rudden's KOTBD fantasy-adventure trilogy, The Forever Court, is nominated for the Children's Book of the Year - Senior Award.
The Book of Lost Things 10th Anniversary
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.
A time of joy for A Time of Torment
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.
Dreamworks Studios buys John Connolly's Trilogy featuring Samuel Johnson & his loyal dog Boswell
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’
Bring On The Bestsellers!
It was a great week at the Darley Anderson Agency this week as three new DA titles catapulted into the Bookscan bestseller list.
John Connolly's 13th Charlie Parker spine chiller of a novel, A Song of Shadows, hit the No.3 spot in just its first part week. Congratulations, John!
It's fantastic news for Annie Murray whose war-time saga War Babies has given Annie her highest position to date at No.12. Congratulations, Annie!
War Babies achieved sales of over 5,000 in only its first week.
Tana French's record breaking novel The Secret Place has hit the No.18 spot in the Bookscan paperback chart after only a part week's sales. Congratulations, Tana!
The Wolf In Winter Hits the Top 5
John Connolly's The Wolf in Winter has gone straight to No.5 in paperback after a full week with sales of almost 17,000 copies. Congratulations, John!
'A brilliant performance by one of our finest writers' The Irish Times
No.2 Hardback Bestseller The Wolf In Winter is out now in paperback!
John Connolly's No.2 (UK) and No.1 (Ireland) bestselling and award nominated newest Charlie Parker installment - The Wolf In Winter is out to buy now in paperback.
John Connolly visits Madrid
John Connolly has been on a whirlwind international tour for the latest Charlie Parker novel, The Wolf in Winter, but managed a flying visit to Spain for the Madrid Book Fair in June.
Taking place since 1933, the Feria del Libro de Madrid (Madrid Book Fair) was originally held at the Paseo de Recolatos. It closed for a few years during the Civil War but reopened in 1944 and relocated, in 1967, to its current location along Paseo de Carruajes in Madrid’s Retiro Park; where it is now home to over 200 stalls.
John was in Madrid from 6th – 8th of June, meeting his fans and signing copies of the recently released Spanish edition of The Wrath of Angels. He had a wonderful time and was thrilled that so many people came to meet him.
What a Winner for The Wolf In Winter
The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly is No.2 on the UK Hardback Fiction bestsellers list for a second week running. Congratulations John!
John Connolly is a No.2 Bestseller!
The inimitable John Connolly's The Wolf In Winter, called 'a brilliant performance by one of our finest writers' by The Irish Times, has hit No.2 in Hardback in the UK bestseller chart.
This is John's highest position to date.
Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard - out now!
Bestselling author John Connolly has teamed up with Jennifer Ridyard to create an epic new YA sci fi series. Conquest, the compelling first book in the Chronicles of the Invaders series, hits the shops today.
We have long been suppressed. We will not be broken. We will have our revenge.
Earth is no longer ours. It is ruled by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilised yet ruthless alien species. But humankind has not given up the fight, and Paul Kerr is one of a new generation of young Resistance leaders waging war on the invaders.
Syl Hellas is the first of the Illyri to be born on Earth. Trapped inside the walls of her father’s stronghold, hated by the humans, she longs to escape.
But on her sixteenth birthday, Syl’s life is about to change forever. She will become an outcast, an enemy of her people, for daring to save the life of one human: Paul Kerr. Only together do they have a chance of saving each other, and the planet they both call home.
For there is a greater darkness behind the Illyr conquest of Earth, and the real invasion has not yet even begun…
They are from different worlds, but Earth is their home.
For more information see www.chroniclesoftheinvaders.com
Books To Die For Out Now!
Our bestselling author John Connolly's fantastic book Books To Die For is out now!
In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written.
In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their own work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers.
From Christie to Child, and Poe to PD James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Peter Wimsey, Books To Die For brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover.
This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought... I want more!!!
'No one reading this anthology can fail to be persuaded to try a writer of a book hitherto unknown to them...this anthology is tops' The Sunday Times
Best Book Of 2011
John Connolly's The Infernals (UK title Hell's Bells) has been named one of Kirkus' BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2011.
The Infernals is the fabulous follow on from John's YA book The Gates, continuing the adventures of Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell.
"Bestselling thriller writer Connolly continues his change-of-pace saga of an ordinary English boy, his loyal dog and their encounters with demons and dark lords in this devilishly entertaining follow-up to The Gates (2009)...
...Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit." Kirkus 2011
***Bestseller*** Spreading Whispers
The Whisperers by John Connolly has leapt up a place in the paperback Bestseller List.
After a second full week of superb sales John's latest Charlie Parker supernatural thriller has leapt up to No.4 in the Bestseller list, from its previous position at No.5.
This isn't the first time The Whisperers has made an appearance on a Bestseller List. In 2010 the novel spent a thrilling 8 weeks on the Bestselling Hardback Fiction List, and spent time on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Click here to visit John Connolly's book page and read more about Charlie Parker and his spine tingling novels.
***Bestseller***The Whisperers goes off with a bang
The Whisperers by John Connolly, published on the 20th of January, went into the Top 5 on the Paperback Bestsellers list.
Hodder, John's publishers, devised an exciting advertising campaign to coincide with his publication date. After its first week of sales The Whisperers is No.5 on the Paperback Bestseller list and No.6 in the overall official UK top 50 Bestseller list.
***bestseller*** Thrilling Sales
John Connollys latest Charlie Parker thriller has been moving up the charts this week.
The Whisperers, dubbed by the Daily Mail as Sensational went straight into the Hardback Bestsellers list at No.4 last week after only three days of publication. However, after a fantastic week of sales John Connolly's latest has moved up to No.3 in the Bestsellers list.
The Whisperers is continuing to receive superb reviews...
Brilliant, terrifying and effortlessly seductive, I defy anyone to put this thriller down - it is sensational. The Daily Mail
Another creepy thriller from a modern master The Daily Mirror
This is one of Connollys darker, scarier novels, all the more effective for the way the supernatural elements arise organically out of realistic detail Connolly is excellent as always at using primal archetypes to create an atmosphere of apocalyptic dread. Cancer-ridden antiquities collector Herod I am often asked if I am fond of children is one of the most haunting characters in an oeuvre not exactly short of them. John OConnell, The Guardian on Sunday .
***award Nomination*** The Gates In The Final 10!
The Darley Anderson Agency are extremely excited to announce that The Gates, by John Connolly, has been shortlisted for The Bisto Book of the Year Award 2009/10.
The book awards, in partnership with the CBI, (National Organization for Childrens Books in Ireland) sponsored by Bisto, is the most prestigious award of its kind in Ireland. The awards are open to any children's book by an author and/or illustrator born or resident in Ireland, written in Irish or English and published between 1st January and 31st December each year.
John is down to the final 10 contestants. The winner will be announced on Monday 24th May.
Visit www.childrensbooksireland.ie for more details.
The Agency has received the highest ever advance from a Korean publisher for John Connolly's new stand-alone The Gates.
Munhakdongne, one of largest publishing companies in Korea, offered for the rights late last night. Their authors include Paulo Coelho, Cormac McCarthy and Ian McEwan. Danny Hong, our new Korean subagent, negotiated this deal and also sold Korean rights in Chris Mooney’s The Dead Room to Korea Price information in the few weeks he has been working with us.
Connolly's he is out in the UK today
John Connolly's incredible he is out in hardback in the UK.
he is an extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .
he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.
A Time of Torment is still a Time for Joy
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."
Dominion out now!
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!
Empire by John Connolly is Out Now!
Empire by John Connolly is out to buy now in paperback!
The second in the epic Chronicles of the Invaders trilogy by bestselling author John Connolly, and Jennifer Ridyard.
He is its rebel captive.
Separated by millions of light years, their dreams are united.
And they will risk everything to make their world - all worlds - right again.
A Song of Shadows is out now!
The 13th Charlie Parker installment from our No.2 hardback bestselling author, John Connolly, A Song of Shadows is out to buy in hardback now!
Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.
His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.
But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone.
For something is emerging from the shadows . . .
John Connolly's The Wolf In Winter Hits No.1 Spot!
John Connolly's No.2 UK hardback bestseller - The Wolf in Winter - was the No.1 hardback sold in December at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop in the US!
This is his second No.1 achievement with The Wolf in Winter which also got to No.1 in Ireland.
In its first part week in the UK, The Wolf in Winter has shot up the Sunday Times paperback list to No.9.
The Wolf In Winter is Nominated for Goodreads Best of 2014
John Connolly's The Wolf In Winter has been nominated for Goodreads Best of 2014 along with just 14 other books in the Horror category.
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John Connolly Wins Edgar Award!
We are thrilled to announce that our bestselling author John Connolly's The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository was awarded an Edgar for Best Short Story.
It is available through Amazon under the title Museum of Literary Souls. Congratulations John!
Mr. Berger has spent thirty-four years keeping his life as empty as possible. His job title as a closed accounts registrar doesn’t spark much interest, and his cautious flirtation with a woman at his company was cut short upon her engagement to another man. This doesn’t bother him, however, as he much prefers the company of books to that of people. When a series of fortuitous events leads to an early retirement in the English countryside, Mr. Berger is content to spend the remainder of his years nestled comfortably between the pages of a book. But fate has other plans.
His serene life turns strange when he witnesses a tragedy chillingly reminiscent of Anna Karenina as a woman flings herself before a train. When he rushes to the scene, she has vanished, leaving no body on the tracks. Berger’s investigation into this event leads him to Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository, where the line between fiction and reality becomes blurred beyond comprehension.
The Darley Anderson Agency has triumphed this week with an incredible five authors in the top 50 UK bestseller chart across paperback and hardback.
John Connolly has reached No.2, his highest position to date, for The Wolf in Winter in the hardback chart. Lesley Pearse is at No.21 for Survivor – two months after her book was published!
Lee Child is at the No.1 spot, for the third week running, in the paperback chart for Never Go Back. Alongside him are: Annie Murray at No.15 for Meet Me Under The Clock and Jane Costello at No.18 for The Time of Our Lives.
Fantastic news and congratulations to our wonderful authors!
The Wolf In Winter is out NOW!
The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly has been released in the UK in hardback. This is John Connolly's 12th Charlie Parker installment.
Prosperous, a small town in the depths of Maine, shuns outsiders. It guards its own.
The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It keeps outsiders out. And its secrets in. At the heart of the town lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders.
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal, private investigator, Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, rage, and the desire for vengeance. The town, and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history. And in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine community, Parker will encounter his most vicious enemies yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…
The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly is out now in paperback
John Connolly's The Wrath of Angels is out to buy now in paperback.
Called 'the finest crime series currently in existence' by the Independent on Sunday and 'you will be left shaken by the experience' by the Daily Express, No.1 bestselling author John Connolly's The Wrath of Angels is one book not to be missed this Summer.
***bestseller*** ***BESTSELLER*** CONNOLLY'S LOVERS SAIL INTO THE LISTS
John Connolly's The Lovers hit two paperback bestseller lists simultaneously in its first week on the shelves.
At No5 on The Sunday Times Bestseller list and No4 on the Irish Paperback Bestseller list - with great sales up by 23% like for like last year.
Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions.
Stripped of his private investigator's license, and watched by the police, Parker is working in a Portland bar, holding down a job and staying out of trouble. But in the background, he is working on his most personal case yet, an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Will.
It is an investigation that will reveal a life haunted by lies, by his mother's loss and his father's betrayal, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised.
And by two figures in the shadows, a man and a woman, with only one purpose: to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence...
A Burning Desire To Read
The Burning Soul, John Connolly's latest Charlie Parker novel, has been making appearances on hardback bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic.
As well as appearing on the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week of being on sale, John's 10th Charlie Parker novel debuted at No. 3 on the Sunday Times Hardback Bestseller List, and No. 1 on the Irish List.
The Burning Soul has been getting fantastic reviews:
"Connollys latest Charlie Parker thriller offers a powerful story line that weaves together suspense, mystery and a small touch of the supernatural... An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable." Kirkus
The Gates by John Connolly has been shortlisted for the Bolton Childrens Annual Book Award 2011.
The Gates is one of six books on the shortlist this year. Previous years winners have included bestselling childrens authors Robert Muchamore (The Cherub series), Joe Craig (Jimmy Coates series) and Derek Landy (Skulduggery series).
This will be the seventh annual Bolton Childrens Book Award. It has proved to be a huge hit with the Children from local schools acting as judges.
Children age 11 to 14 from across Bolton take part in deciding the winner. They have until the end of May to read the books and choose their favourite. The award ceremony itself will be in June at the University of Bolton who sponsor the event.
Retribution, the apocalypse and a Viking funeral are just some of the interesting themes from this year's shortlisted titles for the Bolton Children's Book Awards 2011.
***new York Times Bestseller***
After hitting The New York Times list on August 1st, 2010, at No.23, The Whisperers by John Connolly is continuing to pick up fantastic reviews.
"Connolly displays a real knack for fusing the detective and horror genres, providing a rational chain of evidence and deduction for the plot while simultaneously creating a real atmosphere of numinous dread that reminds us that mystery can refer to more than a mundane tale of crime and human justice." Publisher's Weekly
In the hands of a lesser writer, this could easily be a bit too much, but in Connollys skilled hands, it turns into a page-turning thrill ride that you wont want to put down. Sacramento Book Review
The Whisperers is John Connollys latest Charlie Parker suspense thriller. Along with the current success in the US, the novel was also a hit here in the UK, spending nine weeks in the Hardback Bestsellers list. The Whisperers will be available in the UK in paperback next January.
To read more about John click here.
***bestseller*** CONNOLLY'S LATEST MUCH MORE THAN A WHISPER
The Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lovers, John Connolly is back with a spine tingling new novel, and is storming the charts after only three days of sales.
The Whisperers, released on the 13th May, shot into the No.4 position in the UK Hardback Bestsellers list and into the No.1 position in Irelands, and has been receiving fantastic reviews.
Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are. Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday
His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing. The Observer
The chilling new thriller, The Whisperers, sees the return of much loved hero Charlie Parker
The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.
But the soldiers' actions have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector . . .
Connolly Opens The Gates To Younger Readers
Connolly's young adult debut The Gates is meeting with rave
reviews in both the UK and US.
In the modern classic - The Book of Lost Things
- John used the trappings of fairy tales to tell a dark story for adults
of a boy coping with World War II and the loss of his mother. Now with
The Gates he gives himself completely over
to the urge to write for younger readers, creating a slapstick modern
fantasy that mixes quantum physics with metaphysics.
An Amazon Top Book Of The Month - John Humphries also
revealed himself a fan when he interviewed John Connolly on the Today
program last week.
To listen again visit: listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/today/
continue to grow for John Connolly’s The
Lovers in its third week The Sunday Times hardback
bestseller fiction list. The Lovers is at
No9 having spend two weeks in the No4 slot but with sales ever increasing.
The Lovers remains at No1 on the Irish bestseller list.
“The Lovers grabbed me by the throat at page one and wouldn’t let go. John Connolly is simply one of the best writers out there. Book after book, he writes with the intensity of a mad man and the subtlety of a poet. If you haven’t read one of his spine-tingling, masterfully-crafted novels, you’re missing out on some truly great entertainment.” –Vince Flynn