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.


 Sandy Taylor's seventh novel, THE IRISH NANNY, will be published by Bookouture on 30 July 2021.

KHLA are delighted to welcome Lynne McEwan to the agency.  Her first novel, set on the Scottish border and featuring DI Shona Oliver, IN DARK WATER will be published by Canelo Crime in eBook and paperback on 24 June 2021.

Jeff Dawson's third Ingo Finch historical adventure thriller, HELL GATE, set in 1905 New York, was published in paperback by Canelo on 6 May 2021 preceded by eBook and audio publication.

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

Congratulations to Kate High, whose second crime novel featuring animal rescuer Clarice Beech, THE MAN WHO VANISHED AND THE DOG WHO WAITED, was published in hardback, Ebook and audio by Constable on May 27th.  The paperback is due in March 2022.

Congratulations to Alice Hunter, whose THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE, published by Avon in May in paperback and eBook, has been a bestseller in both formats, reaching the #2 slot in the Bookseller Heatseeker bestseller list, and #6 on the Bookstat eBook bestseller list.  It reached #13 in the Kindle bestseller list in the UK, having been in the Kindle top 20 for over a month, and #10 in the US Kindle list. It was also an iBooks #1 bestseller.

"Striking debut...brilliantly deserves to be a hit"   Daily Mail

Jane Corry's new domestic psychological suspense novel, THE LIES WE TELL, will be published by Penguin on 24 June 2021. 

Jane Corry's psychological thrillers have sold more than a million copies.

Ewa Jozefkowicz’s new middle-grade novel THE COOKING CLUB DETECTIVES will be published by Zephyr/Head of Zeus in paperback on 10 June 2021.

"A beautifully observed story about the power of food and friendship." Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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).

Lyn Andrews's new novel, THE GIRLS FROM MERSEY VIEW, was published in hardback and eBook by Headline in December.   It will be available in paperback in June 2021.

KHLA are delighted to welcome Joy Kluver to the agency.   Her debut crime novel LAST SEEN was published in eBook in March 2021 by Bookouture. Her latest, BROKEN GIRLS, like LAST SEEN featuring DI Bernadette Noel, will be published in eBook in July 2021.

Congratulations to Julie Houston whose SING ME A SECRET, published in paperback in February, has won this year's Romantic Novelists' Association Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction award, voted for by bloggers, librarians and booksellers.  Her most recent novel, A VILLAGE VACANCY, published in October 2020, hit the Australian Kindle bestseller lists at #15 and has been a UK Kindle top 100 bestseller.  It will be available in paperback  in November.  Her new novel, A FAMILY AFFAIR, was published in eBook on June 3rd by Aria.  The paperback will be published in February 2022.

"Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!" Katie Fforde (of SING ME A SECRET)

KHLA welcomes new clients Laura Starkey (two book fiction deal with Bonnier Embla) and Ruth D'Alessandro (three book memoir deal with Welbeck).


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