"You won't be able to turn the pages quick enough as you connect together the pieces of this gripping psychological thriller." heat
"Expect shocks, blind alleys, an enthralling vast, superb plotting and a palpable sense of foreboding as Jones blurs the liens between truth and lies, and thrills and chills our way to that final, unexpected act." Lancashire Evening Post
Also published last week was Anita Frank's HWA-shortlisted debut, The Lost Ones, in paperback.
This book is perfect to settle down with on these decidedly chilly autumnal nights. But you might want to get a blanket to hide behind ... it's sure to send shivers down your spine.
Not only that, the book entered the hardback bestseller chat art no.23. Congratulations, Clare!
Sharon Duggal is the author of acclaimed debut novel, The Handsworth Times, and is also one half of the long-running The Ruben and Sharon Show, the UK's only regular radio show featuring a mother and son presenter team. Sharon joins Broo Doherty's list.
Also joining the agency is S.V. Leonard. Sarah will be represented by Emily Glenister and is currently working on her debut novel, a page-turning thriller that is And Then There Were None meets Love Island. Keep your eyes peeled for more on this author soon...
Having launched in 2019, as part of the inaugural Capital Crime festival, the prize is sponsored by both Amazon and Capital Crime, and readers are invited to vote for their favourite books in a variety of categories.
This marks the 33rd territory the Costa-winning debut has sold in.
Also in Stuart Turton news, his new novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, has had a few brilliant write-ups that we would like to share with you:
"Wildly inventive, Turton's defies definition as either historical or a crime novel, but provides all the pleasures of both genres and more."
"Turton ﬂits between characters with trademark intricacy, the plot tossing around on the high seas. Each crest and fall adds to the bewilderingly compelling story, culminating in a completely unpredictable yet thoroughly satisfying ending."
"An unforgettable and brilliant read."
First up is The Crackledawn Dragon (May 2021), the fourth and final magical book in Abi Elphinstone's Unmapped Chronicles series. Join Zebedee Bolt as he attempts to navigate the kingdom of Crackledawn after being hauled in by an evil harpy, Morg. This is a story about saving the world but it’s also a story about trusting friends, and chameleons, even when kingdoms are falling apart.
And next is The Dressmaker of Paris (January 2021), the sumptuous and gorgeous historical debut from Georgia Kaufmann. Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life, her usual certainty eludes her. What brought her to this moment? As she struggles to select her dress and choose the right shade of lipstick, Rosa begins to tell her incredible story. Perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton.
Editor James Long pre-emptively acquired world rights in a three-book deal agreed with Harry Illingworth at the D H H Literary Agency. Orbit UK will publish alongside sister imprint Orbit US as a "major" global launch with a co-ordinated campaign, with the first book in the Empire of the Wolf series scheduled for spring 2022. German rights have been pre-empted by Piper.
The Empire of the Wolf trilogy centres around Sir Konrad Vonvalt, who the synopsis describes as "an 'Emperor's Justice' ... a detective, judge and executioner rolled into one. Vonvalt travels the Empire investigating crimes and dispensing justice, but when he investigates the murder of a noblewoman, Vonvalt uncovers a plot that threatens to bring down the entire empire."
To read more about this exciting acquisition, click here.