Along the way, the book picked up the following glowing reviews:
"Turton has fantastic time laying out the details of his intricate plot, leaving the reader wondering if it is something human or supernatural causing the devilry on the Saardam." The Observer New Review
"A rollicking tale of devils, lepers and witchfinders." Irish Times
"An equally expansive and enjoyable convoluted successor - Turton's prose is jaunty and vivis. And unlike most whodunits, I wouldn't recommend it for pre-lights-out reading - not just because of the spooky bits, but because such a lovingly complex construct needs readers who are fully awake." Telegraph
Finally in Devil news, Swedish rights have been sold to Modernista, the very same house to have published Turton's first book, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Having joined DHH Literary Agency in 2016 as David Headley's PA, Emily will continue to assist David in the day-to-day running of the agency, but will also be steadily building up a client list of her own.
At the end of last week, Emily took over representation of Reagan Lee Ray, originally taken on by David earlier this year. Of the acquisition, Emily said "After finding [Reagan's] MS alongside David, I have not been able to stop thinking about her haunting and dark debut novel, set in 1930s Bedlam. I am delighted that both David and Reagan have trusted me with representing her going forward."
To find out what Emily is looking for, and to see how to submit your work to her, click here.
Czech Republic rights for David Fennell's forthcoming crime thriller, The Art of Death, have been sold to Dobrovsky.
The book is the first in a series starring DI Grace Archer. When an underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men. What then follows is a race against time to find the faceless killer before he strikes again. He is creating a masterpiece, and she will be the star of his show...
We're always thrilled to see our clients' books talked about in print media and last week, Mandy Robotham's forthcoming The Berlin Girl, was included in The Bookseller's roundup.
Mandy is the bestselling author of The German Midwife, and her latest book is an entirely heart-wrenching and moving story, set in 1938 Berlin, of a country on the brink of war, a woman who puts herself in the line of fire, and a world about to be forever changed.
On its publication, Winterkill picked up a brilliant review in one of Iceland's leading newspapers: "Ragnar’s best crime novel to date. Not only a crime novel, but also a family story, a story of love, expectations and desires ... and the twist in the tale is Ragnar’s skill in leading readers astray."
The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven has had Bengali rights sold to Chirkut Publishers. This makes the 19th territory the book has sold in and we couldn't be more delighted for Washington Poe, the caustic hero of Craven's supremely popular crime series. The book is the first in the series, with Black Summer and The Curator following.
Jess is falling for Sam.
Sam is falling for Jess.
But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.
When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.
Is love at first sight enough?
The eBook is due for release on 11th December, and the paperback will follow on 4th March 2021.
Ordinarily, we'd be getting ready to go back out on the road (our previous Pitch DHH sessions have taken us to venues around London, and in York and Liverpool). However, thanks to the current situation, we're unable to do that. However, we aren't going to let a little thing like a pandemic stop us from finding hidden talent.
We will be holding a virtual Pitch DHH session on Friday 4th December. These one-on-ones will take place via the medium of Zoom / Skype or Microsoft Teams (whichever is mutually agreeable for both the agent and pitcher).
Details on how to submit your work can be found here. We cannot wait to read your work!