"The Russian Doll is a sharply observed take on the Faustian pact - and contemporary London."
Congratulations to client Mike Hollow, whose next book in his Blitz Detective series, The Camden Murder, has sold to Allison & Busby, in a World English Language rights deal, negotiated by Broo Doherty.
The book follows The Blitz Detective, The Canning Town Murder, The Custom House Murder, The Stratford Murder, The Dockland Murder and The Pimlico Murder.
Both books are available for only 99p - simply click on the titles above to buy.
Two men are found dead in London's Battersea Park. One of the bodies has been laid out like a crucifix - with his eyes removed and placed on his open palms.
Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, lead the investigation. But when more bodies turn up in a similar fashion, they find themselves in a race against time to find the sadistic killer.
The hunt leads them to Ladywell Playtower in Southeast London, the home to a religious commune lead by the enigmatic Aaron Cronin. Archer and Quinn suspect Cronin's involvement but his alibis are watertight, and the truth seemingly buried. If Archer is to find the killer, she must first battle her way through religious fanatics, London gangsters - and her own demons...
When a one-night stand leads to a long-desired pregnancy, Susan will do anything to ensure her husband won't find out ... including the unthinkable. But when something horrendous is unleashed around the globe, her secret isn't the only thing that is no longer safe...
The murder of a promising footballer and, crucially, the son of the Brighton's Chief Superintendent, means Detective Superintendent Jo Howe has a complicated and sensitive case on her hands. The situation becomes yet more desperate following devastating blackmail threats.
Howe can trust no one as she tracks the brutal killer in a city balanced on a knife edge of vigilante action and a police force riven with corruption.
Ashley's An Endless Cornish Summer (Avon) is in The Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, while Frank's The Return (HQ) sits in The Historical Romantic Novel Award.
The awards celebrate excellence in romantic fiction in all its forms, and winners of the awards will be announced during the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Novel Awards ceremony, which is being held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ, on Monday 7th March 2022 at 6.30pm. Best-selling novelist and DHH client Jo Thomas will compère the ceremony. More information here.