Our writers mean business

CWA Dagger Awards 2017

May 2017

We are so excited to announce that three of our authors have been nominated for a CWA Dagger Award 2017. 

Tana French has been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, the award which acknowledges the author's entire body of work. Tana's latest book The Trespasser was a No.2 New York Times bestseller and has been selected for the highly-regarded Richard and Judy Book Club 2017. 

Longlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award are Tim Weaver with his outstanding 7th David Raker novel Broken Heart, where the disappearance of a notorious film maker's wife leads Raker into the world of real Hollywood noir. And James Carol under his pseudonym J.S. Carol is nominated for The Killing Game, a real-time thriller where a masked man with a score to settle takes an LA restaurant hostage. 

Congratulations to all!

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!
 

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!
 

Top 10 For Tim!

July 2015

The hotly anticipated What Remains by our bestselling thriller writer, Tim Weaver, has shot up to the top 10 in the Bookscan hardback bestseller list at No.10 in just over a week's sales. Congratulations, Tim!

The chillingly unputdownable David Raker installment is out to buy in bookshops now!

Fall From Grace is the 2nd biggest selling book in the UK

August 2014

We are so proud to announce that Tim Weaver's 5th David Raker novel has now claimed the No.2 spot in the Sunday Times bestseller paperback charts. Not only is Fall From Grace the No.2 bestselling paperback, but it is the 2nd biggest selling book in the UK. Huge congratulations, Tim! 

Visit Tim's author page or his website or more information on his bestselling thriller novels.

No goodbye. No trace. Know Weaver.

August 2014

Fall From Grace by Tim Weaver has hit the shops and what a first few days it has been! For any fans visiting or living in London look out for the striking Underground posters. Have you spotted them all?

 

 

The Agency were also delighted to join many of Tim's fans who had travelled to Bath to hear his talk. There was an amazing atmosphere and heightened excitement over the anticipated publication of Fall From Grace. Rave reviews have already been pouring in with the Guardian calling it 'tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care' 

Thank you  to everyone who attended and to Waterstones in Bath for hosting such a successful evening. 

Criminally Good Weekend

July 2014

The Darley Anderson Agency was out in full force at this years’ Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Festival in Harrogate. Fans were able to meet Tim Weaver, David Hewson, Chris Carter and James Carol, plus listen to brilliant talks, panels and get their favourite books signed. 

On Saturday David Hewson hosted a fascinating talk called ‘The New Wave of Forensics’ where we learnt huge amounts about forensics, gangsters, police procedure and the differences between fact and fiction at crime scenes.

Then first thing on Sunday Chris Carter and Tim Weaver joined the ‘Keeping It Real’ panel discussing the best approaches to violence in fiction, where to draw the line, and the responsibilities of keeping everything real.

L-R Camilla, Chris Carter, Clare, James Carol

Meet the Author: Tim Weaver

December 2013

On Tuesday night, Camilla, Mary, Clare and Emma went along to see Tim Weaver at the Meet the Author panel in the Apple Store on Regent Street. Tim was part of a triptych of crime authors alongside Laura Wilson and MG Gardiner. The panel was hosted by Barry Forshaw, journalist and crime book reviewer.

To kick things off Barry asked the authors why they are drawn to, and write about, crime. All three answered that they write the characters they love to read on the page but would hate to face in real life.

The panel then briefly spoke about their books and their motivations for writing, with Tim admitting he’s a late convert to crime and thriller writing. But, after reading Black Echo by Michael Connelly, he decided to pursue it and is now four books into his bestselling David Raker series. Tim also said that, although he admires the more macho creations of other authors’ leading men, he decided to scale David Raker down and give him a slightly vulnerable edge creating a challenge for the reader. 

Finally, the session was rounded off with a few questions from audience members including which authors or fictional character each would take on, if they had the chance. James Bond seemed quite popular!

For more information about Tim and his fantastic thriller series, click here.
 

Tim Weaver's Triumph

September 2013

Tim Weaver's 4th David Raker thriller, Never Coming Back, has climbed to No.7 in the paperback bestseller list after his first full week of sales. Congratulations Tim! 

Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver is Out Now - Congratulations Tim!

August 2013

Congratulations to Tim on the publication of his fourth highly-anticipated David Raker thriller, Never Coming Back.

 

 

A SECRET THAT WILL CHANGE LIVES FOREVER

It was supposed to be the start of a big night out. But when Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone.

When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. It's clear someone doesn't want the family found.

But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives. And worse, in trying to find Emily's missing family, he might just have made himself the next target...

Acclaim for Tim Weaver:

'I couldn't put it down' - Sun

'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care' - Guardian

'Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller' - Daily Mail

Click on the Never Coming Back trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqlDVFfoIRA

Benvenuti In Italia, Tim!

October 2012



A Wanted Man
On the eve of Frankfurt Book Fair the DA rights team were thrilled to close a deal for Tim Weavers psychological suspense David Raker series in Italy.



Fanucci have acquired CHASING THE DEAD, THE DEAD TRACKS and VANISHED. Congratulations to Tim!


Critics Love Vanished

July 2012

Superb reviews for our Sunday Times bestselling author and new thriller talent Tim Weaver.

Tim WeaverHeralded as one of Britain's most talented new psychological suspense writers and set to become a household name in the world of suspense fiction, Tim Weaver has unsurprisingly received fantastic feedback for his latest book Vanished.

For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing.Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down...

"Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller" Daily Mail

"Weaver's books get better each time tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care" Guardian

"I couldn't put it down!" The Sun

'Leaving the reader in little doubt that Weaver is a major new talent on the thriller scene' Bath Life

'A taut thriller' Barry Forshaw

'Perfect plotting, great characterisation, and the kind of payoff that a thriller of this calibre deserves' Bookgeeks

Killer New Novel

February 2011

The Dead TracksTim Weaver is back with his second, terrifying novel, The Dead Tracks.

A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine . . .

Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, shes never been found.

Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what its like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost too. So, when hes hired by Megans parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep.

And Megans secrets could cost him his life.

Because as Raker investigates her disappearance, he realizes everything is a lie. People close to her are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.

A place known as the Dead Tracks. . .

The Dead Tracks is published on Thursday 3rd February 2011 by Penguin.

Click here to read more about The Dead Tracks.

'impressive Debut' The Guardian

March 2010

Chasing The DeadWe are immensely proud to announce the publication of Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver. Published on 25th February by Penguin, this thrilling debut is already number 24 on the WH Smith charts and set for great things.

To date foreign rights have been sold in five countries.

Read more about Tim here and a Q&A session with him here.

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.

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.

How to Vanish

September 2015

Gripped by the podcast Serial and not sure what to listen to next? Then look no further than Tim Weaver’s new podcast series: Missing. Author of the bestselling David Raker series is delving into real life disappearances and asking the ultimate question: is it possible to disappear?

David Raker is a missing person’s investigator and over the course of Tim's six books has led investigations into the strangest and most complex of disappearances. Now Tim will be joined by expert guests specialising in psychiatry, criminology and data – including hackers and a man who helps people vanish for a living. 

A new episode will be released each Thursday and we are thrilled to say that the podcast has gone to No.4 on the iTunes chart! Tim's latest Raker, What Remains, which sees Raker help an old colleague and friend investigate an unsolved tragic case dating back years, was released in hardback in July and reached No.7 in the bestseller chart. 

Episode 2 is released today and if you missed last week’s episode then click here.

What Remains by Tim Weaver is out now!

July 2015

The hotly anticipated new David Raker novel What Remains by National Book Award nominated top 10 bestselling author Tim Weaver is out now to buy in hardback!

When all has been lost what is there left to find?


Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. His failure to find an elusive killer - or even a motive for such a merciless crime - consumed him, his career and his family.


Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. As they reopen the investigation together, Raker learns the hard way how this case breeds obsession - and how an unsolvable puzzle can break even the best detective.


Their search will take them down a trail of darkness, unravelling a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left . . .


No Goodbye. No Trace. Know Weaver.


For fans of Broadchurch, The Missing, Michael Connelly and Linwood Barclay.

 

'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care' Guardian


'I couldn't put it down' Sun


'Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller' Daily Mail

 

Super success for Tim Weaver

August 2014

Tim Weaver’s fifth David Raker thriller, Fall from Grace, has entered the UK paperback bestseller chart at No.8 after only a partial week of sales!

Congratulations, Tim!
 

Fall From Grace is out NOW!

August 2014

Tim Weaver's latest David Raker thriller Fall From Grace is out now!

Fans will be delighted that the follow up to the Top 10 bestselling book that was also selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club Never Coming Back has finally hit the shelves to rave reviews. 

'His books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care' The Guardian

 

Never Coming Back débuts in America!

July 2014

Huge congratulations to Tim Weaver on the hardback publication of Never Coming Back in the US by Viking.

Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie’s house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found—Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down.

As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.

Never Coming Back is one of Amazon’s Best Book of the Month http://amazon.com/Never-Coming-Back-Tim-Weaver/dp/0525426868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404375175&sr=8-1&keywords=tim+weaver

Sharply drawn, the tension and suspense are palpable, and the plot twists both in England and Las Vegas rush to a shocking ending. VERDICT This is best-¬selling British author Weaver’s fourth thriller featuring Raker, but the first to be published here. Surely we will see more of Weaver’s work available in the States soon.’ Library Journal
 

Darley Anderson Authors Nominated for Crime & Thriller of the Year!

November 2013

The Darley Anderson Agency is delighted to announce that two of our authors - Lee Child and Tim Weaver are on the shortlist for the National Book Awards Crime & Thriller of the Year.

The shortlist represents novels by UK authors which have made an outstanding impact in bookselling outlets in terms of acclaim and sales.

Lee Child's Never Go Back and Tim Weaver's Never Coming Back are up against 4 other books. Those of Sophie Hannah, Louise Doughty, Robert Galbraith and Peter James.
 

Richard & Judy Bookclub Breaking news!

August 2013

We are also incredibly proud and excited to announce that Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver is on the Autumn 2013 WHSmith Richard & Judy Book Club list.

Huge congratulations to Tim, Penguin UK, his editor Stef Bierwerth and agent Camilla Wray. This is an agency first and a fantastic achievement for Tim.

For more information visit http://www.richardandjudy.co.uk/books/Never-Coming-Back/336


 

Tim Weaver becomes a No.1 ebook Bestseller

March 2013

Huge congratulations to Tim Weaver as his second David Raker thriller, The Dead Tracks published by Penguin, reaches No.1 on the UK Kindle Fiction chart today!

Tim’s books feature missing persons investigator David Raker, a man who knows what it's like to grieve and lives in the shadowy world of the lost.

The Dead Tracks follows the case of the unlikely runaway seventeen-year-old Megan Carver. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found.

As Raker investigates her disappearance, he realizes everything is a lie. People close to her are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.

A place known as the Dead Tracks. . .

Further titles in the David Raker thriller series are Chasing the Dead and Vanished, with his fourth book, Never Coming Back, set to be published with huge excitement this August.

To find out more about Tim please visit his author page http://www.darleyanderson.com/authors/tim-weaver or follow him on Twitter @TimWeaverBooks


 

Congratulations Tim!!

July 2012

Vanished is No. 29 on the paperback bestsellers list! Congratulations Tim!!!

In the current market which sees many authors sales in decline, Tim is successfully climbing up the list, with a move of two places from his last book Chasing The Dead.

Tim WeaverThe glorious return of one of Britain's most talented psychological suspense writers. Vanished is out now.


Visit www.darleyandersonblog.com for our interview with Tim Weaver
discussing Vanished, the third terrifying thriller in the David Raker series.........


Book Launch

February 2011

The Dead TracksTim Weaver had a successful launch for The Dead Tracks at Toppings Bookshop in Bath.

Tim WeaverOn 22nd February fans were invited to join Tim in celebrating the publication of his second novel. The Venue was packed out as fans enjoyed wine and listened to Tim talk about his experiences as an author so far.

A huge thanks to Toppings, Penguin, and everyone who supported Tim and made the evening such a success.

Click here to visit Tim's Book Page and read more.

Tim's Topping Success In Bath

March 2010

Toppings Bookshop windowTim Weaver had a hugely successful book launch on the 26th of February at the amazing Toppings Bookshop in Bath. The Venue was packed out and 91 copies of Chasing the Dead were sold, helping Tim reach No. 31 in his first week in the Charts.

Huge thanks to Toppings, Penguin and everyone who came to support Tim.

View our news archive: 20162015201420132012201120102009

The most commercially minded agency in London

Our UK literary agents have a long history of producing commercial success for our authors in a broad variety of genres. Many of our writers are among the highest-paid, bestselling authors in the world.