We had a bumper crop of publication days to celebrate last week, and in our first wave is The Locker by Adrian Magson (originally published in 2016), reissued by Canelo with a brand spanking new cover.
The Locker is the first in Adrian's Gonzales and Vaslik and is a white-knuckle suspense thriller that will have you gripped until the early hours...
Also published this week was the new gripping heartbreaking wartime women's fiction, The War Pianist by international bestseller, Mandy Robotham.
Blitz-ridden London, and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Two cities. Two spies. Which woman survives?
We are delighted to welcome Jacob Rollinson to the Agency.
Jacob, who joins Harry Illingworth's list, is the author of horror novella, Late King in Yellow Woods (Muscaliet Press, 2021).
You can find out more about Jacob here.
Our next wave of publication day celebrations comes from Paula's Way, the third in Anna Jacobs' captivating Waterfront series.
An unexpected inheritance is most people's dream, but not for Paula...
The paperback for Victoria Selman's latest novel, Truly, Darkly, Deeply was released last week.
This gripping psychological thriller, which was initially published in summer 2022 became an instant Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.
Madley and Finnigan praised the author, Victoria Selman, for this “superb, intense and utterly addictive” story about a serial killer, told through the eyes of Sophie, stepdaughter of Matty, the man imprisoned for the murders. Twenty years on, Sophie receives a letter from Matty asking her to visit him in jail and familiar feelings of doubt, unease and guilt come flooding back. This feeling that something’s slightly off continues throughout the plot as the reader tries to piece together the clues that Selman masterfully leaves behind.
The spring Richard and Judy Book Club launches with another series of podcasts on 9th March. WHSmith customers can purchase exclusive special editions of the titles with bonus content.
The new edge-of-your-seat thriller from E. V. Seymour, The Patient (previously published as Beautiful Losers in 2016) was officially released this week.
With a shocking twist that will leave your breathless, this is one you don't want to miss.
Time for some epic fantasy now and the second in Godblind author, Anna Stephens' 'Songs of the Drowned' series, The Jaguar Path, was released in hardback, eBook and audiobook last week.
This is the second in the trilogy, full of freedom and empire, gods and monsters, is the follow-up to The Stone Knife (November 2020).
Congratulations to Sean Lusk, whose debut, The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley, was long listed for the Walter Scott Prize 2023.
First awarded in 2010, and founded by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction aims to “honour the inventor of the historical fiction genre, Sir Walter Scott”. The prize’s judging panel comprises Grant, Elizabeth Buccleuch, James Holloway, Elizabeth Laird, James Naughtie, Kirsty Wark and new judge for 2023, investigative journalist, writer and documentary maker Saira Shah.
In this weekend's edition of The Observer, Stephen Moss picked the species that have played a key role for humans, from ancient civilisations to today’s climate crisis.
Stephen's forthcoming book, Ten Birds That Changed the World, tells the gripping story of the long and eventful relationship between humans & birds, through ten key species from all seven of the world's continents.
Return to Cornish Bay by Phillipa Ashley was released in paperback. The book was originally published in 2012 as Miranda's Mount.
Take a trip to the spectacular Cornish countryside with this gorgeous summer story is the perfect armchair-escape read.
Another dose of epic fantasy for you; this time in the form of Richard Swan's The Tyranny of Faith.
This is the epic sequel in the 'Empire of the Wolf' series, wherein Sir Konrad Vonvalt - the most powered and feared of the Emperor's Justices - must face down a growing threat to the Empire.
The next book in Graham Bartlett's Jo Howe series, Force of Hate (March 2023), has picked up a phenomenal quote from the bestselling and award-winning S. A. Cosby, author of Razorblade Tears:
"Force of Hate is a masterful examination of the darkness that exists in the souls of the morally broken. Bartlett takes his readers to a dangerous place where the beating black heart of hatred can only be confronted by that most painful of emotions. Hope."
Finally, we were delighted to see the below review from Publishers Weekly, for Thomas D. Lee's forthcoming debut fantasy novel, Perilous Times:
"Debut novelist Lee takes a side-eyed look at both chivalric legends and contemporary eco-warriors in this hopeful eco-fantasy that asks whether Excalibur might be able to slay climate change ... Lee does not skimp on the bleakness of the environmental crisis nor on naming its villains, but he maintains a steady faith in humanity's ability to bring itself back from the brink; swords can do more than cleave if they become rallying symbols for folks who do not recognise their own heroism."