A huge achievement, congratulations Jo!
We've got a couple of fantastic cover reveals for you, now.
Very excitingly, Canelo are re-releasing Shelan Rodger's powerful literary domestic thriller, The Twin She Lost (formerly Twin Truths) on the 20th May, and it's safe to say we are a little bit in love with the cover...
Jenny and Pippa are twins. Like many twins they often know what the other is thinking. They complete each other.
When Pippa disappears Jenny is left to face the world alone, as she tries to find out what happened to her 'other half'.
But the truth, for Jenny, can be a slippery thing.
Released in July this year, The Victory Girls is set in Spring 1944.
As the Allied forces push on towards longed-for victory, Lily Collins yearns to join up and do her bit. But where does her duty lie?
Her best friend Gladys faces having her first baby alone, with her new husband back with the Navy.
And their friend Beryl is run off her feet building her bridal-hire business amid the bomb damage.
So while wedding bells are ringing for others at Marlows Department Store, where Lily works, will they be heard for Lily herself – or does fate have another twist in store?
The third in CWA Award-winning M. W. Craven's Washington Poe series, The Curator, has sold to Harlenic Hellas in Greece - home to the first two in the acclaimed series.
"As with all the previous eight books in this series the witty dialogue and humour is wonderful, but in no way detracts from the cleverly constructed plot, which had me foxed up the end. But the clues are there if you can suss them out. There are many secrets to be uncovered before the mystery is solved, and the ends are tied up satisfactorily. An enjoyable and intriguing read that is most highly recommended."
Another review, this time for David Wragg's forthcoming The Righteous, the second in his Articles of Faith duology.
The Fantasy Hive said: "The Righteous by David Wragg is an explosive, quite literally, final instalment to the Articles of Faith duology. It is a story of rebellion, of honour, of a desperate fight for freedom, and it is filled with some of the most idiotic but loveable characters you will ever meet."
The Righteous will be published in June this year by HarperVoyager.
"Adam has crafted something unique with The Dying Squad, mashing fantasy and crime together in a way I've not seen before ... I'm sure it will be a huge success."
The book is available to pre-order now and will be released by Gollancz in July.
Two publication days fell on us this week!
First up we have Stuart Turton's The Devil and the Dark Water, which was also confirmed as the Waterstones Thriller of the Month.
This action-packed, yet decidedly creepy adventure on the high seas is available to buy in paperback now.
Congratulations to both of our authors.
Finally, we're closing this week's roundup with the wonderful news that Vikki Patis has sold two historical mysteries, under the pen-name Victoria Hawthorne, to Quercus, in a deal negotiated by Emily Glenister.
The House at Helygen is due for release in 2022, with the second in 2023. To read more about this incredibly exciting acquisition, click here.