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Kathryn Hughes's third novel, THE KEY, was published in paperback by Headline on 6th September.  It recently reached #5 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and remains in the top 15.  “A heartbreakingly powerful novel” Sun  
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.
Sam Carrington’s new novel, ONE LITTLE LIE, was published in paperback by Avon on 6th September. It reached #54 on the UK Kindle Top 100 bestseller list and this month hit #13 on the Canadian Kindle Top 100 list. “Dark and gripping” Western Morning News
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”.
VICTORY GIRLS, the last in Helen Carey’s Lavender Road sequence of World War II novels, was published by Headline in paperback on 18 October.  VICTORY GIRLS is also available in eBook, audio and hardback.
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  
Canelo publish Jeff Dawson’s THE COLD NORTH SEA, the second in the Ingo Finch Mystery series, on 3 December. 
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.”
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.
Congratulations to Julie Houston, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR was published by Aria in eBook on 6th November.
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.
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.


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