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Jane Corry's fifth domestic psychological suspense novel, I MADE A MISTAKE, was published by Penguin on 28 May 2020.

"Jane Corry's psychological thrillers have sold more than a million copies so far and this is the most gripping yet." Sunday Express
"The detail is excellent - whether it's court procedure or dentistry -  and makes for a convincing finale.  But the real beauty of the story is that it rescues the mother-in-law from the stereotypical role of pantomime villain and depicts a complex woman with a secret past and empathy for her imperfect daughter-in-law." Daily Mail

Mary Gibson's seventh Bermondsey saga THE BERMONDSEY BOOKSHOP was published by Head of Zeus in paperback on September 3rd.

"An inspiring story" My Weekly

Jo Allen's third Lake District-set crime novel, DEATH ON COFFIN LANE, was published by Aria in eBook in June.  Her second in the series, DEATH AT EDEN'S END,  reached #4 in the Australian Kindle chart.  

"Brilliantly written...like being on one heck of an unpredictable and scary rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a 'Snakes & Ladders' board"  GingerBookGeek

Julie Houston's new novel,  A VILLAGE VACANCY, was be published in eBook by Aria on October 22nd.   It hit the Australian Kindle bestseller lists at #15.

"A tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling" Fay Kennan

Jeff Dawson's third Ingo Finch historical adventure thriller, set in 1905 New York, is published in eBook by Canelo on 5 November with a paperback edition in 2021.

"Riveting and beautifully written." Alex Gerlis, author of the Richard Prince thrillers.

Congratulations to Jane Corry whose fifth novel I MADE A MISTAKE published on 28 May 2020 is a Sunday Times #7 paperback fiction bestseller and a #14 Kindle bestseller.

KHLA are delighted to welcome Joy Kluver to the agency.   Her debut crime novel MISSING will be published in eBook in February 2021 by Bookouture.

Ewa Jozefkowicz’s third middle-grade novel THE KEY TO FINDING JACK was published by Zephyr/Head of Zeus in hardback in September 2020.

"A brilliant read and an author to watch!" Alison Brumwell, Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group

 Sandy Taylor's sixth novel, THE ORPHAN'S DAUGHTER, was published by Bookouture on 5 February.

"This story is exquisite perfection. Well crafted, beautifully written, emotional, poignant and immersive. I loved every word. I was enthralled with the story all the way to the end and stayed up too late reading, but it was worth it." Goodreads Reviewer

Kate High's first novel THE CAT AND CORPSE IN THE OLD BARN was published in hardback and eBook on 7th May by Constable.  The paperback will be available in May 2021, together with the hardback and ebook of her new crime novel featuring Clarice Beech and her rescue animals, THE MAN WHO VANISHED AND THE DOG WHO WAITED.  

"A real treat...I loved it.  Cats, dogs, murder and a credible and relatable heroine"  Barbara Nadel

Victoria Jenkins's third standalone thriller, THE ACCUSATION, was published by Bookouture in eBook in June.

"Gripping, suspenseful and downright addictive" OnceUponaTime book blog


Viacom International Studios UK has signed an option on G.D. Abson 's Natalya Ivanova crime novels MOTHERLAND and BLACK WOLF, set in contemporary St Petersburg.   Natalya is intended to be a 4 x 90 minute returning series. The adaptations will be written by Richard Cottan (Wallander, The Fear, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar) and the producer will be Francis Hopkinson of Expanded Media (Wallander, DCI Banks, Trauma).


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