Dutch rights to the second in the successful ‘Washington Poe’ series, Black Summer, has been acquired by Luitingh Sijthoff, in a deal negotiated by David H Headley. The highly anticipated sequel to The Puppet Show will be published by Constable & Robinson in the UK in June 2018.
Clare Boyd’s chilling Three Secrets has this week hit the No. 11 spot on the Amazon charts in Canada.
We’d like to bestow huge congratulations to both Abi Elphinstone and Gabrielle Kent, whose novels Sky Song and Knights and Bikes, respectively, have been longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019. The shortlist is announced on 8th November 2018.
Our nature-loving author Stephen Moss featured on last Saturday’s Today programme to talk about his new book The Wren. To listen, click here (1h25m).
Also on the radio this week was Luke Turner, whose debut novel Out of the Woods is out in January 2019. Luke appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction to talk to Verity Sharp about the weird goings-on that can occur in the forest. To listen, click here (26m).
Wishing a very happy publication day to both Stephen Moss for The Wren and JD Fennell for Sleeper: The Red Storm. The Wren follows on from Stephen’s The Robin (Square Peg, 2017) and documents the hidden secrets of the birds that live right on our doorstep. From Birdwatch Extra magazine, “Almost every page has something new, different and thought provoking.” Sleeper: The Red Storm is the second instalment in the Sleeper series (The Dome Press, 2017) and Will Starling has been drafted in to the SOE, joining forces with the French Resistance in the fight against the Nazis - but when the life Will’s sister Rose is threatened it places the entire operation in mortal danger.
The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson was featured in last week’s New York Times by Marilyn Stasio: Disappearing Acts. You can read the review here.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle continues to shine on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller charts, last week standing at No. 10.
A couple of book deals coming your way! Bookbub.com are running a promotion for Anna Jacobs’ One Special Village and it’s your last chance to snap up any one of these fantastic titles as part of Kindle’s Great Savings Promo: What Was Lost and Smart Moves by Adrian Magson.