If you have yet to introduce yourself to these books, you've got some catching up to do, as this is her sixth one, following: The Little Cafe In Copenhagen, The Little Brooklyn Bakery, The Little Paris Patisserie, The Northern Lights Lodge and The Secret Cove In Croatia.
As a lot of you know, Julie Caplin is a pseudonym used by author Jules Wake, who this week signed with HarperCollins' One More Chapter, for a further SEVEN books! The Tokyo book is the first of the seven, and the deal includes Jules' first historical novel, The Secrets of Latimer House.
- Notting Hill in the Snow to Akutell
- The Little Brooklyn Bakery & The Little Paris Patisserie to Grada
Congrats Jules / Julie!
As its name suggests, this is the perfect slice of escapism (especially now, when going on holiday seems like a lovely dream).
In addition to all good bookstores, and online, the book is available, from 11th June, in all Sainsburys, for four weeks, at only £2.99, as part of their Recommended For You promo.
In this week's issue of MyWeekly, Phillipa has also written a short story, The Merry Maidens, drawing on the local Cornish myth that nineteen maidens were turned to stone as punishment for dancing on a Sunday. A beautiful and engaging read, pick up your copy now!
A Perfect Cornish Escape
"With intriguing backstories and a gorgeous setting, this joyful love story is the tonic for us all right now."
"Jaw-droppingly shocking and intense, there's no escaping this novel's tense narrative and tightly woven mystery."
The Curator, published on 4th June, is the third in Craven's Washington Poe series, and while the author has form for the tricky, this might be Poe's most challenging case yet...
"Witty, clever and shocking, The Curator is excellent at jolting your eyes onto the next page." Cumbria Life
"Pacy, gory and clever, this is our new fave troubled cop / eccentric buddy duo." Crime Monthly
"An intriguing, fast-moving mystery." The Times
"Superb." Daily Mail
"Atmospherically moody." Peterborough Telegraph
The new book from Jo Thomas, Escape to the French Farmhouse, has landed at No.9 on the Bestselling eBook chart, and No.1 on the 'Holiday Fiction' eBook chart! This gorgeous story evokes all the senses of Provence in summer - get your pastries ready, brew a delicious smoky cup of coffee and throw open the windows to let the lavender in...
It has been announced that Jo will be appearing at the Wantage Literary Fest online, along with Sue Moorcroft and a DHH stablemate, Julie Caplin! The event will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd July, via Zoom, and you can join the event on the day, by clicking this link.
All the stories have been donated free-of-charge from authors, and all proceeds are to go to NHS charities. There's lots to suit every appetite, including:
- Locked room mystery
- Gritty noir
- Cozy capers
- Psychological thrillers
- Revenge dramas
- Shocking shorts
- Longer dramas to savour
You can get your copy now by clicking this link.
While it may be a little under four months until Stuart Turton's second book, The Devil and the Dark Water, some lucky readers have managed to get a hold of a copy early.
One of these readers was Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson, who had this to say about the book:
"An absolute treat from the most original voice in crime fiction."
The book is published on 1st October - from Bloomsbury Raven - and you can pre-order your copy here.
Anna's new series will set in the 1930s, around a lake in the Pennines.
Also, in more Anna Jacobs news, L'Archipel in France have bought rights to her Irish Sisters trilogy: A Pennyworth of Sunshine, Twopenny Rainbows and Threepenny Dreams.
A Widow's Courage, Anna's latest novel in the Birch End series, is out now.
The Financial Times has reviewed Abi Elphinstone's upcoming Jungledrop, saying it "brims with wit and ingenuity".
Jungledrop, due for publication in October 2020, is the next in Abi's Unmapped Chronicles series, and follows Rumblestar.
The Darkness is the first in Ragnar's DI Hulda Hermansdóttir series, with The Island and The Mist following, and both available to buy now.