We're back & raring to go with a the first DHH News Roundup of 2021, comprising of news form the latter end of 2020 and the first week back in this brand new year. So, without further ado, let us dive straight in...
Heather Darwent was one of Emily Glenister's pitchers during our December 2020 #PitchDHH event. Emily instantly fell in love with Heather's dark and upmarket commercial suspense novel, The Things We Do To Our Friends (think The Secrets History x The Furies x My Dark Vanessa). Welcome, Heather!
In addition to Heather, we are delighted to welcome Kathleen Whyman, also to Emily's list. Like Heather, Kathleen took part in our Pitch DHH session in December and won Emily over with her humorous upmarket women's fiction book, The Second Wife Syndrome - if you like Mhairi McFarlane and Marian Keyes, then Kathleen will be right up your street. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting signing soon.
Additionally, Ragnar's forthcoming standalone crime thriller, The Girl Who Died was selected as one of The Times' 'Books To Look Out For In 2021'. We cannot wait for this gloriously moody, Scandi-Noir to hit shelves in April later this year.
Also coming through with a deal of its own: Kate Mallinder's YA beauty, Asking For A Friend, which is included in the Kobo January Sale. Click the title to get the offer!
- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle has been sold to Politiken in Denmark, making it the 35th territory for this mind-bending debut
- Also by Stuart Turton, The Devil and the Dark Water has had Slovakian rights sold to Slovensky in Slovakia
Finally, Stuart wrote an article for The Times focused on the grim tale of the Batavia shipwreck that inspired his second novel. It really is a fascinating read so if you have a subscription, click here to read more.
The series, starring Inspector John Jago, is set in WW2 London.
Finally, it was wonderful to see Femi Kayode's forthcoming debut novel, Lightseekers (February 2021, Bloomsbury Raven), recommended in multiple publications / platforms:
Lightseekers, featuring investigative psychologist Dr. Philip Taiwo, is the start of a new series that begins with the gripping tale of the mystery of three young students who are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, killings that are captured on social media.