Karen Sullivan of Orenda Books has acquired the World English Language rights to the new book by Essie Fox, The Fascination, which will publish in June 2023. The deal was brokered by David Headley. The Fascination is set in Victorian London and follows twins Keziah and Tilly Lovell and Theo, an orphan raised by a wealthy family. To read the full press release, click here.
November 1924. The Endeavour sets sail from Southampton carrying 2,000 passengers and crew on a week-long voyage to New York.
When an elderly gentleman is found dead at the foot of a staircase, ship's officer Timothy Birch is ready to declare it a tragic accident. But James Temple, a strong-minded Scotland Yard inspector, is certain there is more to this misfortune than meets the eye.
Birch agrees to investigate, and the trail quickly leads to the theft of a priceless painting. Its very existence is known only to its owner . . . and the dead man.
With just days remaining until they reach New York, and even Temple's purpose on board the Endeavour proving increasingly suspicious, Birch's search for the culprit is fraught with danger.
And all the while, the passengers continue to roam the ship with a killer in their midst...
Additionally, up on Unseen Histories, was an excerpt with an exclusive foreword from the author himself!
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Anna's 100th book, A Valley Wedding, was published in May 2022.
The recent novel from Julie Caplin, The Cosy Cottage in Ireland is still holding strong at no.9, in the Czech Republic - ten weeks after initial publication!
Talented lawyer Hannah Campbell wants a change in her workaholic Manchester life – so she books herself a place at the world-renowned Killorgally Cookery School in County Kerry. But on her first night In Ireland, sampling the delights of Dublin, Hannah can’t resist falling for the charms of handsome stranger Conor. It’s only when Hannah arrives at her postcard-pretty home at Killorgally for the next six weeks that she discovers what happens in Dublin doesn’t quite stay in Dublin…
Commercial fiction heavyweight, Adele Parks, provided a gorgeous quote for Phyllida Shrimpton's upcoming heartstring-puller, Every Shade of Happy:
"Heartwarming and uplifting. It will make you miss your grandfather and want to hug your grandchild."
The book will be published by Head of Zeus imprint, Aria, later this month.
Finally, Lily Cooper at Hodder & Stoughton pre-empted a two-book deal with Emily Glenister. Louise Swanson (a new direction for established author Louise Beech) will see End of Story published in January 2023, and is a twisty high-concept thriller, with a twist that no one will see coming ... To read the full press release, click here.