Congratulations to Stuart Turton, whose second book, The Devil and the Dark Water, has been shortlisted for the Japan Writers' Association's Mystery Award, in the international category.
The book was originally published by Bloomsbury Raven in 2020 and is a gripping historical mystery, set aboard a ship travelling from Batavia to Amsterdam, chock full to the brim with vivid characters, an intricate plot and supernatural forces to boot!
The winner will be announced on the 11th May.
Out later this week, we are delighted to reveal that End of Story by Louise Swanson is one of Magic Radio's Book of the Month for March!
"Dealing with complex and heart-breaking issues with incredible imagination, you’ll be drawn in ‘til the very last page."
We are delighted to reveal the cover for One, the new speculative thriller from Eve Smith, set in a near-future Britain, where a One-Child policy is ruthlessly enforced.
Harry Illingworth sold World English Language rights to One and another, as yet untitled book, to Karen Sullivan. One is due for publication in July this year.
To read the full announcement, click here.
The forthcoming debut novel from Sarah K. Jackson, Not Alone, has picked up two fantastic reviews in the past week:
"Ecologist Jackson makes her debut with this engrossing postapocalyptic cli-fi thriller that will have readers anxiously turning the pages and questioning their use of plastic."
"Impressive ... The narrative gets its power from little details, including Katie’s efforts to occupy and entertain her son in a world without toys or social contact. Admirers of Lauren Beukes’s Afterland will be riveted."
Not Alone will be published by Picador in next month.
Mortal Monarchs by Suzie Edge has sold Chinese rights to the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press.
Originally published in September 2022, the book is a deep dive into the various - and varied - ways the monarchs of both England Scotland met their makers. With a keen eye for detail and a masterful command of language that is both informative and accessible, Edge brings these iconic figures to life, right on the page.
Her second book, Vital Organs, will be published by Wildfire in September 2023.
Congratulations to Tom Hindle, who this week saw the hardback of his second book, The Murder Game, bypass the 5,000 copies sold mark! An astonishing achievement and one that is richly deserved. With a vibrant cast of characters, clever twists and turns and a relentless pace, The Murder Game is an addictive read that will leave readers breathless. Pick up your copy now!
Up for the Best ePub Crime Award is Craven's The Botanist, the fifth outing for his bestselling Washington Poe series.
And nominated for the Best Debut Crime Award is Bartlett's Bad For Good, the first in his Cs Jo Howe series.