Abi's most recent book, The Crackledawn Dragon, was released earlier this month.
The issue is on sale now.
Congratulations Anna Jacobs, who last week saw the publication of the first in her new Waterfront series, Mara's Choice.
When Mara Gregory receives a letter from the father whom she believed to have died when she was a child, her world is turned upside down. Aaron Buchanan only discovered that he had a daughter a couple of years ago and now he’s desperate to play a part in her life. In the face of her mother’s opposition, Mara arranges to meet her father and his family.
In a breath-taking corner of the world, amid a waterfront community on Australia’s west coast, will Mara find him the disappointment that her mother promises? And when Australia brings another man into her life, she’s faced with some huge decisions and some heartrending choices.
The book is on sale now in hardback and eBook.
The Award is judged by all of the team at Goldsboro Books, and is the only prize that rewards storytelling in all genres from romance, thrillers and ghost stories, to historical, speculative and literary fiction and is awarded annually to a 'compelling novel with brilliant characterisation and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realised'.
The shortlist of six will be announced on 5th August, with the winner, who will receive both £2,000 and a beautiful, handmade glass bell, to be announced on 30th September.
To read more about the Award, click here.
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Awarded annually at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, the Award is one of the UK's top crime-fiction awards, and sponsored by Theakston's Old Peculier. The shortlist will be announced in June, and the winner at the opening event for the Festival which, all being well, will go ahead on 22nd July.
Finally, we are delighted to be able to reveal the news that Victoria Selman's Truly, Darkly, Deeply has been snapped up by Quercus in a six-figure pre-empt, in a deal negotiated by David H Headley.
The book tells the story of 12-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, who move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives. But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose.
Quercus is launching Truly, Darkly, Deeply in its first formats in July 2022. To read the full press release, click here.