We've got a fair amount to catch you up on - and start your 2023 TBR list with a bang!
While it would make the perfect bookish gift any time of the year, Sean Lusk's The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley was selected as one of the Guardian's 'Best Books To Buy As Christmas Presents'.
This sumptuous historical mystery was published in the summer of 2022 and subsequently appeared in the most recent series of BBC2's Between the Covers.
Lucinda’s Dickens and Christmas is available to buy now.
Climbing the historical mystery chart at lightning speed, David Fennell's Sleeper: the Definitive Collection reached no.3 over the festive period.
The book, which is a reissue of Sleeper and Sleeper: the Red Storm (originally published in 2017 and 2018 respectively) is now a thrilling bumper collection of both books, following Sleeper spy, Will Starling, in London during World War Two.
Number 14 Darlington Road, looks like a perfectly ordinary townhouse - at first glance, anyway, but magic is good at hiding...
Released later this week, Abi Elphinstone's Saving Neverland was selected as the Children's Book of the Week in The Sunday Times.
"Taking on some of the best loved of Barrie's lines, this engaging and well-told story also has plenty of original invention. Its lesson is the importance, for adults and children, of staying playful as you grow older."
Tom Hindle, author of A Fatal Crossing, has sold more than 50,000 paperback copies of his smash-hit debut since its publication in July 2022 (originally published in hardback in January 2022).
The book was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month in August 2022 and described by M. W. Craven as “an ingenious thriller”.
Another fabulous book to look out for this year, Heather Darwent's debut The Things We Do To Our Friends was selected by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of their 'best books to look forward to in 2023'.
A compelling and intoxicating story set in the world of dark academia in Edinburgh, and with the same creeping sense of dread held by Donna Tartt's The Secret History, Darwent's book will published on the 12th January 2022.
Talia Samuels' joyful, festive queer romance debut, The Christmas Swap, will be published by Penguin Michael Joseph in a deal negotiated by Emily Glenister, as part of the prize for the PMJ Christmas Love Story competition.
The winning novel by Samuels, follows Margot Murray, a newly single businesswoman with no interest in a cutesy seasonal romance, who agrees to pose as the girlfriend of unlucky-in-love Ben Gibson.
His family live in a picture-perfect manor in the countryside and every year ask when he’s going to meet “The One”. Ben realises only one thing will stop them asking – introducing them to his new “girlfriend”.
Rebecca Hilsdon at PMJ bought World Rights to the book, which is due for publication in October 2023.