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Congratulations to Richard Bassett whose LAST DAYS IN OLD EUROPE: Trieste '79, Vienna '85, Prague '89 has been shortlisted for an Edward Stanford Dolman Award.  Penguin publish the paperback edition on 27 February 2020.

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).

Jo Allen's second Lake District crime novel, DEATH AT EDEN'S END, was published by Aria in December 2019.

"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

Ewa Jozefkowicz’s third middle-grade novel THE KEY TO FINDING JACK will be published by Zephyr/Head of Zeus in hardback on 4 June 2020.  The paperback of GIRL 38: Finding a Friend was published on 6 February 2020.

Mary Gibson's seventh Bermondsey saga  THE BERMONDSEY BOOKSHOP will be published by Head of Zeus on 6 February in hardback and eBook.  The paperback will be available in June.

"I really enjoyed this book so much...Great plot, superb main characters"  Netgalley Reviewer 

Congratulations to Julie Houston, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR, published by Aria, was the UK's 7th bestselling eBook up to November 2019, having been in the Kindle top 100 for nine months.  It was a Kindle top 5 bestseller for several weeks, hitting the #3 slot, and on Kindle's top 20 most-read fiction list for three weeks.  It has also been a top 5 Kindle bestseller in Australia.    It will be published by Head of Zeus in paperback on February 6th.  Her new book, SING ME A SECRET, will be released in eBook in May.

"Books like this are the reason I read and although they are rare they are always worth waiting for" Claire Ross, NetGalley.

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

Gill Thompson's second novel,  THE CHILD ON PLATFORM ONE, was  published by Headline in eBook in December 2019.  It has been a #1 Kobo bestseller in the US and Canada.  The paperback will be published in March.

"An outstanding book made more poignant as it's threaded with events that actually happened.  The characters and their moving stories will  haunt you long after you finish the last page"  Shirley Dickson, author of The Orphan Sisters

Sam Carrington's latest psychological thriller,  I DARE YOU, was published by Avon in eBook and paperback in December.  It was a US Kindle top 100 bestseller.

"Beautifully observed.  Totally absorbing. " Amanda Robson

Victoria Jenkins's second standalone thriller, THE ARGUMENT, was published by Bookouture in eBook in December 2019.   It reached #17 on the Kindle bestseller list and was a Kobo #1 bestseller. 

"A devastatingly good book… if this doesn’t leave you shuddering nothing will. Brilliantly well done" NetGalley Reviewer

Congratulations to Jane Corry whose third novel THE DEAD EX has been selected for World Book Night on 28 April 2020.

Jane Corry's fifth domestic psychological suspense novel will be published by Penguin on 28 May 2020.


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