First off, and perfect for this time of year, was Anita Frank’s debut novel, the gothic The Lost Ones. Emotional, haunting (and yes, a little bit scary).
The new book from Abi Elphinstone, The Snow Dragon (6+), complete with beautiful illustrations, was also published last week.
Jo Thomas’ gorgeous new novel, Coming Home To Winter Island is out now in eBook. Set sail to a remote Scottish island and unlock the enchanting family secrets hidden away in an old house.
Adrian Magson’s back with a brand new Harry Tate thriller, Terminal Black and this time, the stakes have never been higher.
Also from Adrian Magson this week is the next in the newly republished Rocco series, Death at the Clos du Lac. This is the final Rocco book that the Dome Press have republished, complete with a revised text and new cover.
The next in L.C. Tyler’s John Grey series, The Bleak Midwinter is out now in paperback. Another perfect one for these shorter, darker days…
Stephen Moss’ delightful The Twelve Birds of Christmas is out now and if we may, we highly recommend you nab this one as part of your Christmas shopping. It is utterly gorgeous and fascinating in equal measure.
Another spot-on book for this time of year, Phillipa Ashley’s A Perfect Cornish Christmas is out now in both paperback and eBook. We’re going back to beautiful Porthmellow for another seasonal showdown - bring it on!
Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting The Snow Dragon throughout November, both instore and on social media. The BA will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Book of the Month through social media and promotional materials. Congratulations, Abi & Fiona!
“Spellbinding, elegantly written, immaculately plotted, and delivering a shocking twist in its ghostly tail, this is gothic with a wise and wistful heart.” Lancashire Evening Post
“[An eerie, emotionally supernatural tale.” S magazine
“The perfect chilling read as the nights turn colder and longer.” OK magazine
It was also selected by Red magazine’s as one of their ‘Books That Go Bump In the Night’!
We’re raising a glass to one of our newer clients this week, Clare Riley Whitfield, who has sold her debut novel, People of Abandoned Character, plus one as-yet untitled novel, to Head of Zeus, in a deal negotiated by David Headley.
When Susannah Chapman rushes into marriage with wealthy surgeon Thomas Lancaster, she believes her future is set. But after the honeymoon things start to turn sour at home, and as Susannah follows the newspaper reports of the terrifying killer stalking the streets of Whitechapel, her suspicions over where her errant husband has been spending his time take the darkest route possible.
We cannot wait for this book to be unleashed (due October 2020) – we’re predicting big things!
“Amy Beashel’s beautiful telling of Izzy’s story is a call to young girls everywhere to stand up and make themselves heard.” Antsey Harris, author of The Truths & Triumphs of Grace Atherton
“A powerful page-turner with giant heart. A book that everyone needs to read.” Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
“Unflinchingly honest, devastatingly raw, and utterly compelling.” Simon James Green, author of Noah Can’t Even
To see more reviews, and read more about the book, click here.
Winter was the only season every Lake-Lander feared…
In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.
Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he’s forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.
But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.
An action-packed and thought-provoking debut, for fans of Patrick Ness, Marcus Sedgwick, DREAD NATION and The Walking Dead.