- Sleeper: the Definitive Collection by David Fennell (hardback)
- Diamond Hunter by Paul Fraser Collard (hardback)
- Keeping A Christmas Promise by Jo Thomas (paperback)
- A Valley Wedding by Anna Jacobs (paperback)
- Sex Secrets by Eleanor Tattersfield (hardback)
The paperback for Tom Hindle's debut novel, A Fatal Crossing (January 2022, Century), has been announced one of Waterstones' Best Paperbacks of 2022.
The list is compiled from "the most talked-about bestsellers to award winners, and from spellbinding novels and unputdownable thrillers to the finest non-fiction from throughout the year".
Ben Willis, publishing director for crime and thriller, bought the third and fourth books in the DI Grace Archer series in a deal brokered by David Headley of D H H Literary Agency. The first in the deal, The Silent Man, will be published in hardback, e-book and audio in September 2023.
Fennell is the author of chiller-thrillers, The Art of Death and See No Evil.
Read the full press release here.
When Lara meets super-cute new boy Caiden, she begins to think that the way to his heart is to give herself a glow up. But her friends are not impressed. You should never glow up for a boy, only for yourself!
As Lara and her friends embark on their project of empowerment and self-love, Lara shares all of her innermost thoughts with her online journal. How can she keep her hair under control when she's playing football? Why is she so fast on the pitch yet so uncoordinated off it? And how will she ever convince Caiden to take an interest in her?
Then Lara's journal is leaked for everyone at school to see. She is so mortified she decides she'll never leave her bedroom again!
Can her friends help her to uncover the truth and set Lara back on track?
Both Leon Romero-Montalvo and Michael Leggo join Tom Drake-Lee's list, and Chris McDonald joins David Headley's list.
To read more about these exciting new authors to the company, click on their names above.
Finally, Transworld has pre-empted a “thrilling” real-world fantasy by début novelist Gareth Brown.
Simon Taylor, editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Book of Doors and a second novel from Harry Illingworth at D H H Literary Agency in “a major deal”, fighting off other significant pre-empt attempts and offers. Bantam will publish in hardback, e-book and audio in the UK in early 2024.
To read the full press release, click here.