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KHLA is a small independent literary agency with a growing list of clients. We offer authors a nurturing environment and a high level of attention in all book markets. We offer publishers new and established talent across a range of adult fiction and non-fiction, and children’s fiction. Please click here for more information about agents Kate Hordern and Anne Williams.

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Congratulations to Julie Houston, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR was published by Aria in eBook on 6th November.  It has been a top 50 Kindle bestseller in the UK, got to #29 in Australia and #10 in Canada.  Her new novel, COMING HOME TO HOLLY CLOSE FARM, is published by Aria in eBook on 5th February.
The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club called MOTHERLAND by G.D. Abson “fascinating” and gave it a Star Pick. Raven Crime Reads says “an extremely enjoyable thriller. Highly recommended”.
Victoria Jenkins's  fourth Detectives King and Lane novel,  A PROMISE TO THE DEAD, was published in eBook by Bookouture on 21st January. "A thrilling and endlessly compelling story"  Lou, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
Kathryn Hughes's third novel, THE KEY, was published in paperback by Headline on 6th September.  It reached #5 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and remains in the top 100.  “A heartbreakingly powerful novel” Sun  
Denzil Meyrick's sixth novel, THE RELENTLESS TIDE, was selected as one of The Scotsman's Best Scottish Books of the Year, in its recent Christmas round up. "THE RELENTLESS TIDE strives to deliver something more complex than the standard police procedural and succeeds...excellently paced.   Daley is a character complete with depths and currents...perfectly painted" Scotsman  
Jane Corry’s new domestic psychological thriller THE DEAD EX was published by Penguin on 28th June. It reached #7 in the Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list, and spent four weeks in the Bookseller Top Fifty.
Mary Gibson's new novel, A SISTER'S STRUGGLE, was published in eBook on December 1st by Head of Zeus.  The hardback will be published on 7th February and the paperback on 2nd May. "What an emotional rollercoaster I have just been on with this beautifully written book" Staceyisreading
KHLA are delighted to welcome Jo Allen to the list.   Her debut crime novel, the first in a series set in the English Lake District, will be published in eBook by Aria in Spring 2019.
Canelo publish Jeff Dawson’s THE COLD NORTH SEA, the second in the Ingo Finch Mystery series, on 3 December. 
TV rights in Jane Corry’s novel MY HUSBAND’S WIFE (Penguin UK and Penguin USA) have been optioned by Big Talk in the UK and Mr Mudd in the USA for a series.
Read Rosemary Dun’s guest piece on Liz Fenwick’s blog here about Rosemary Dun’s romantic comedy debut THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE and her Cornish holidays.
Zephyr/Head of Zeus published Ewa Jozefkowicz’s debut middle-grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF in hardback on 3rd May. The Financial Times says “Ewa Jozefkowicz tackles big themes with sincerity and a keen insight into the pre-teen mindset.”

 

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