The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton has been shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards in the category of New Writers. The winner will be announced in a ceremony hosted by Zoe Ball on Tuesday 20th November.
We’d also like to remind you that voting closes at 11.59pm TONIGHT (Monday 5th November) for the Books Are My Bag Reader Awards and Seven Deaths is again nominated. If you’d like to cast your vote (hint, hint) then please click here.
This superb debut is still impressing on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller charts, riding high at No. 11 this week.
Are you looking for something cosy and warm to snuggle up to this winter? Unfortunately, none of the office dogs are available, but Jo Thomas’ A Winter Beneath the Stars is - and for only 99p in eBook, only for the month of November! “A sparkling, heartwarming hug of a story” (Miranda Dickinson).
The blog tour continues for J.D. Fennell’s Sleeper: The Red Storm and we are blown away by the incredible feedback from bloggers. “Fennell’s style is sharp, purposeful and never allows the story to drag… fascinating twists and superb plotting” (@NorthernReader); “a compelling and fresh wartime espionage drama” (@karlou); “This second book is a fantastic instalment in the series, and I think that it will thrill fans” (@TheQuietKnitter); “With lots of thrilling events, shocking twists and turns my attention was fully focused on the pages of this book, I really couldn’t ask for much more!” (@rae_reads1).
If you have yet to get your hands on a copy of this action-packed thrill ride by an author who has been described by Ragnar Jonasson as “truly the rising star of action thriller[s]”, then make sure you rectify that terrible oversight now. Sleeper: The Red Storm is available in eBook, hardback or paperback.
New to the DHH stable, our soon-to-be Doctor of Foghorns, Jennifer Lucy Allan, hosted BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the 30th and 31st October, celebrating songs by siblings. Catch up here. Jennifer is currently completing her manuscript on the social and cultural history of the foghorn, working on curatorial projects for concert series Kammer Klang and the Outlands touring network.
Luke Turner’s debut Out of the Woods (Wiedenfeld & Nicholson, January 2019) was endorsed by none other than Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, in a podcast he hosted for The Quietus. Fancy a listen? Look no further.
Saga and historical romance author Anna Jacobs was interviewed by Romance Australia this week in an article entitled The Tasting Table: A Romantic Degustation which gave a fascinating insight in to her life as a writer. Click here to read more.
Ane Riel’s Resin was favourable reviewed by Jeff Noon in The Spectator last week, and we’re pleased as punch! “Ane Riel offers an even darker version of family life in Resin… The story is told from several points of view, including that of Live’s mother, who never leaves her bed, growing fatter and weaker, her flesh turning to mush. Her letters to Liv are poignant and tender, the only traces of love, and hope. Riel asks this question: what do we do when the thing which attempts to save us from harm becomes the main instrument of harm?... Resin is brilliantly written and quite relentless in its search for monsters.”
On Monday 29th October, we closed our Pitch DHH: York submissions, and now we are busy reading all your submissions! We are aiming to get back to everyone by the 22nd November at the very latest. We were overwhelmed and thrilled with the response, so watch this space for a Pitch DHH event coming soon, to a town near you…