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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.”
A warm welcome to Gill Thompson whose first novel, THE OCEANS BETWEEN US, about a mother and son separated by war and by continents, fighting to find their way back to each other, will be published by Headline in trade paperback, eBook and audio in early 2019 followed by a mass-market paperback in autumn 2019.
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.
Mary Gibson’s fifth Bermondsey saga, HATTIE’S HOME, was published in paperback in May by Head of Zeus, who have reissued her previous bestselling novels with new covers.
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.
Sam Carrington’s new novel, ONE LITTLE LIE, was published in paperback by Avon on 6th September. It reached #54 on the Kindle Top 100 bestseller list this month. “Dark and gripping” Western Morning News
Kathryn Hughes's third novel, THE KEY, was published in paperback by Headline on 6th September.  “A heartbreakingly powerful novel” Sun  
Denzil Meyrick's sixth novel, THE RELENTLESS TIDE, was published in eBook and paperback on 6th September and has reached  #63 on the Kindle Ebook Top 100 bestseller list.  It also hit the #6 slot on the Bookseller Small Publisher Fiction bestseller list. "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" Scotland on Sunday  
Victoria Jenkins’ third Detectives King and Lane novel, NOBODY’S CHILD, was published by Bookouture on 13th June. Victoria’s first novel, THE GIRLS IN THE WATER, also re-entered the Kindle Ebook Top 100 bestseller list.
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”.
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.
Canelo reissued Jeff Dawson’s debut historical crime novel, NO ORDINARY KILLING, on 28th May, the first in the Ingo Finch Mystery series. The South African says “This Boer War thriller is worth getting your hands on and sinking your teeth into. A perfect summer read.”

 

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