The recently-published mystery from Tom Hindle, The Murder Game, was reviewed in the Peterborough Telegraph last week:
"Unsurprisingly The Murder Game attracts comparisons with the work of Agatha Christie and passes this pretty stiff test with flying colours […] He has the potential to become a major new voice in British crime writing."
The book was also included in the Waterstones Weekly newsletter ("[a] glorious crime puzzle from the author of A Fatal Crossing") and to our utter delight, had a light shone on it during the bookshop's #LooksToBooks set of tweets, which pair book jackets to Awards-season looks - this time, the Grammys!
Joining David Headley's list last week was Anthony J. Quinn.
Quinn is an Irish writer and journalist. His nine novels have received critical acclaim from The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Express, Der Spiegel, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sunday Herald, The Irish Times and the Irish Independent. His debut novel Disappeared was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award in the United States by the book critics of the San Francisco Chronicle, The LA Times, The Washington Post and other US newspapers.
The paperback for Marina Palmer's gripping political thriller, The Russian Doll was published last week.
How much did she just say the salary was?
When Ruth Miller returns a dropped scarf to Elena Shilkov, she is whisked from a dreary shared house to a world of unimagined luxury.
The super-rich Russian wants a new personal assistant and won't take no for an answer.
Ruth should get away. But it's already too late.
"Fast-paced and clever, with a pleasing blend of political intrigue and romantic suspense, as well as a whodunnit, this is perfect entertainment for a winter's evening." Guardian
"Elena is a delicious villainess, and the compelling dynamic between plutocrat and and protégée makes an addictive read." The Sunday Times
Also joining the Agency last week was Justin Woolley, who will be working with Harry Illingworth on his next novel.
Justin is the author of the Australian set dystopian trilogy The Territory Series consisting of the novels A Town Called Dust, A City Called Smoke and A World of Ash, the young-adult science fiction adventure We Are Omega, the science-fiction comedy series Shakedowners, and is now adding to the darkness of the 41st millennium for Black Library.
With the highly-anticipated final episode of Happy Valley, consultants to the show's first and second seasons, R. C. Bridgestock, were featured in the Daily Mirror, to talk through their process of being on-call to the show's creator and writer, Sally Wainwright, as well as James Norton, who plays the show's resident villain, Tommy Lee Royce.
R. C. Bridgestock are the acclaimed authors of the DI Jack Dylan and DI Charley Mann series, both set in and around the same areas as the hit BBC One show.
Finally, congratulations to Annie Taylor, whose new novel, The Truth About Her, has been bought in a two-book deal by Michael Joseph PRH.
The Truth About Her is a gripping and voice-driven psychological thriller, with a laser focus on the complexities of female friendships. Set in the coastal town of Whitstable, it follows online influencer Vanessa Lowe. Vanessa shares all aspects of her life with her growing number of fans – from her gorgeous home interiors to candid shots of her beautiful children.
Editor Grace Long secured world rights in a two-book deal from Emily Glenister and it will be published in paperback original, e-book and audio in June 2023.