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Victoria Jenkins's  fourth Detectives King and Lane novel,  A PROMISE TO THE DEAD, was published in eBook by Bookouture on 21st January. They have now sold over 150,000 of her titles.  Her new standalone thriller, THE DIVORCE, will be published in eBook by Bookouture on 4 July.

 

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 on May 9, 2019.

Congratulations to Ewa Jozefkowicz, whose debut middle-grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF was short-listed for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and has been long-listed for the Branford Boase Award.  Zephyr/Head of Zeus published the paperback edition of THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF on 7 February 2019.

G.D. Abson's  second Natalya Ivanova crime novel set in contemporary St Petersburgh will be published in hardback by Mirror Books on 16 May 2019.

Mary Gibson's new novel, A SISTER'S STRUGGLE, was published in eBook in December 2018 by Head of Zeus and in hardback in February 2019.  The paperback was published on 2nd May.

"What an emotional rollercoaster I have just been on with this beautifully written book" Staceyisreading

Catherine Hanley's biography MATILDA: Empress, Queen, Warrior was published in hardback by Yale University Press on 12 March 2019. “The biography of Matilda I’ve been waiting for: as clear-sighted, forthright and formidable as the empress herself.  Catherine Hanley combines lucid scholarship with page-turning narrative; military expertise with a fine-grained understanding of the challenges facing a twelfth-century woman who sought to rule. The result – authoritative, human, and  utterly compelling – is a triumph.” Helen Castor, author of SHE WOLVES  

Anne Applebaum has said of Richard Bassett's memoir, LAST DAYS IN OLD EUROPE: Trieste '79, Vienna '85, Prague '89 published in hardback by Allen Lane on 31 January 2019: “Richard Bassett’s spirited memoir of ten crucial years in recent European history is full of insights into the last days of two empires: the Habsburg, whose embers he savours beautifully, and the Communist, which he vividly shows us collapsing in front of him.  The book is charming and funny, but it has a serious purpose, lightly worn, and a flavour all of its own.”

Kathryn Hughes's third novel, THE KEY, was published in paperback by Headline in September 2018 and was in the Kindle top 100 for over three months, rising to the #5 slot.  Her new novel, HER LAST PROMISE, will be published by Headline in eBook on 31 May, with the paperback on August 22.

 

 

Jane Corry’s new domestic psychological thriller I LOOKED AWAY will be published by Penguin on 27th June 2019. 

Congratulations to Julie Houston, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR, published by Aria in eBook on 6th November, has been a UK Kindle top 20 bestseller, having been in the Kindle top 100 for over three months.  Her second novel, THE ONE SAVING GRACE, also entered in the top 100 in April. Her latest novel, COMING HOME TO HOLLY CLOSE FARM, was published by Aria in eBook in February.

Zephyr/Head of Zeus published Ewa Jozefkowicz’s second middle-grade novel GIRL 38: Finding A Friend in hardback on 7 March 2019. “Jozefkowicz shows empathy for her young heroines, exploring key themes of friendship, family and finding yourself with compassion and optimism.” Fiona Noble in the Bookseller Editor’s Choice

KHLA is delighted to welcome Kate High.  Her debut, THE CAT AND THE CORPSE IN THE HANGING BARN, a cosy mystery featuring Clarice Beech, a latter-day Miss Marple, and various rescue animals, will be published in hardback and eBook by Constable in May 2020.

 

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