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Sam Carrington's new thriller, THE OPEN HOUSE, was published in eBook and paperback by Avon in December.  It has been a US top 50 Kindle bestseller.

"A suspense-filled tale...lacing everyday life with menace"  The Times

 Sandy Taylor's sixth novel, THE ORPHAN'S DAUGHTER, has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Saga category award.   Congratulations Sandy!

"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

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.

Jeff Dawson's third Ingo Finch historical adventure thriller, HELL GATE, set in 1905 New York, was 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.

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 brilliant read and an author to watch!" Alison Brumwell, Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group, of THE KEY TO FINDING JACK to be published in paperback on 13 May 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 latest novel, A VILLAGE VACANCY, was published in eBook by Aria in October 2020.   It hit the Australian Kindle bestseller lists at #15 and has been a UK Kindle top 100 bestseller.  It will be available in paperback later in 2021.

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

Charlie Connelly at The New European has picked Richard Bassett's LAST DAYS IN OLD EUROPE as one of sixteen books, across fiction and non-fiction, to give as a Christmas present, saying: "A glorious book, one that could quite comfortably have been triple the length of its 200 pages, and the perfect read to remind us why we should be a part of this bewitching continent (of Europe)."  

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).

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.

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 in June 2021.

Congratulations to Kathryn Hughes, who has received a Nielsen Gold Bestseller Award for sales of 500,000 in the UK market for her first novel, THE LETTER.  

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


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