Client Clare Boyd's new book, The Pretty One, is out later this week and in conjunction, Clare has written an article for The Daily Mail on her modelling career and her dread at the thought of her two teenage daughters following in her footsteps.
The Pretty One (Bookouture) is a gripping psychological suspense centred around the dark consequences of sibling rivalry and the devastating consequences of keeping secrets from those you love the most.
You can read the full article here.
Ethelred Tressider and his agent Elsie Thirkettle have been invited to lecture on a creative writing course at Fell Hall, a remote location in the heart of ragged countryside that even sheep are keen to shun. While Ethelred’s success as a writer is distinctly average, Elsie sees this as an opportunity to scout for new, hopefully more lucrative, talent. But heavy snow falls overnight, trapping those early arrivals inside, and tensions are quick to emerge between the assembled group.
When one of their number goes missing, Ethelred leads a search party and makes a gruesome discovery. With no phone signal and no hope of summoning the police, can Ethelred and Elsie identify the killer among them before one of them is next?
The book will be published by Allison & Busby in eBook in April, and paperback in November.
Congratulations to Julie Caplin, whose next Romantic Escapes book, The Little Swiss Ski Chalet, was published in paperback last week.
Getting away is nigh-on impossible for us all now, and so we strongly recommend curling up with Julie's book (hot chocolate in hand) and diving into this gorgeous story which follows Mina's journey to her godmother's cosy Swiss chalet where she may or may not meet a mysterious stranger on the Alpine train...
You can order your copy here.
"If you haven't still read a Ragnar Jonasson's novel, this could be the best introduction to the author's magnificent body of work and it is also recommended to the many fans of Icelandic crime fiction. Jonasson remains on the forefront of the country's most significant crime writers and he has won the readers' hearts with his splendid mystery/thrillers during the last decade."
You can read the full review here.
The debut from Georgia Kaufmann, The Dressmaker of Paris, picked up a fantastic review in last week's MyWeekly:
"In the Italian Tyrol, young Rosa dreams of better things, as the Nazis invade her family's life. A shocking act of violence forces her to flee Switzerland, then on to Paris, Brazil and New York. Rosa achieves her dream of becoming a successful couturier, but will it come at the cost of love and family? An enthralling and sweeping journey through one woman's inspirational life."
Doubleday's Eloisa Clegg pre-empted UK & Commonwealth Rights from David Headley for this mesmerising historical tale set against the backdrop of 18th century London and Constantinople.
In 1754, maker of clocks and automata Abel Cloudesley is stricken when his wife departs the world at the moment of the birth of his son, Zachary. After a fateful accident leaves Zachary nearly blinded, Abel decides that he must leave his son in the care of an eccentric aunt while he completes a precarious job in Constantinople. He is never seen again. As Zachary grows older, he is plagued by visions that reveal the hearts and minds of those around him. It is these visions that will help him complete the journey he must take – to travel across Europe to Constantinople and find out what happened to his father all those years ago.
Publication is set for summer 2022. To read the full article, click here.