K.T. Fitzpatrick

UNDER THE BLACK MOUNTAIN by K.T. Fitzpatrick was published in audio by Bolinda on 1 May, the first of the Eva Willoughby series set in 1919 Australia.  

“A sharply written, fast-moving mystery set in a wonderfully evoked post-Gallipoli Australia. A deeply pleasurable read.” Andrew Miller, author of the Costa Book of the Year winning PURE

“Utterly enthralling.” NetGalley reviewer 5 stars

Steve Nicholls ALIEN WORLDS

Apollo/Head of Zeus publish PLANET INSECT: How Insects Conquered the Earth by Steve Nicholls in paperback on 4 July (previously published in hardback as  ALIEN WORLDS).  This is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated natural history of insects.

“‘The simple fact,” Nicholls writes, ‘is that we need insects far more than they need us.’  Pollinators, predators, ecosystem engineers: insects of all kinds help shape and sustain the living world on which we all depend, whether we realise it or not … and this alien world is under terrible strain…  (This) book is an entrancing, moving exploration of the innumerable little lives flickering about us, of how they came to be here and how they may soon be lost forever.” Richard Smyth, New Scientist

Ewa Jozefkowicz

On 9 May Zephyr/Head of Zeus publish Ewa Jozefkowicz‘s BENJI’S EMERALD KING, the debut novel in The Woodland Explorers Club series for readers aged 5-7.  Inspired by Forest School, this is a magical new series in which a group of friends solve mysteries and protect the animals of Willow Wish Woods.   BENJI’S EMERALD KINGS is full of friendship, adventure and learning through nature with fun illustrations by Gillian Flint on every page.

Catherine Hanley

Catherine Hanley’s new book, 1217: The Battles that Saved Britain,  is published by Osprey on 9 May 2024.  

Congratulations to Catherine Hanley on 1217 being a Sunday Times Book of the Week, with Dan Jones saying “her clear, colourful account … revives a thrilling episode from England’s medieval history.”


Laura Starkey

Laura Starkey‘s third novel, the ultimate forced proximity romantic comedy, THE SPARE ROOM, was published by Bonnier Embla on 6 February 2024.

THE SPARE ROOM reached #7 in the Kindle Top 100, #1 simultaneously in the three sub-categories Romantic Comedy (Kindle Store), Contemporary and New Adult Romance (Books), spent four weeks in the Kindle Top 20 and ten weeks in the Kindle Top 100.  In Australia, THE SPARE ROOM reached #5 in the Kindle Top 100. Congratulations Laura. 

“An absolutely gorgeous story – I now have a massive book hangover.  I loved it.” Jules Wake, author of The Spark
I mean it when I say: Laura Starkey has written the most perfect romcom.  The Spare Room was not a happily ever after, it was a happily all the way through.” Suzy Krause, author of Sorry I Missed You


Jane Corry‘s  ninth novel, I DIED ON A TUESDAY, will be published by Penguin on 20 June 2024.   One day.  Three stories.  Who do you believe?

Jane Corry is a seven times Sunday Times Top Ten paperback fiction bestseller.

“A gripping and emotional thriller about dark family secrets coming back to haunt you. I loved it!” Claire Douglas
“A clever, twisty story of unravelling secrets, with a huge heart at its core. A joy for crime lovers.” Andrea Mara
“Jane Corry has done it again. A page-turning, intricately woven plot full of colourful characters that was too hard to put down.” Heidi Perks
“This story about long-buried secrets captivated me from the very first page to the absolutely explosive ending.” Ashley Tate


CALLING SERGEANT CROCKFORD: The Story of a 1960s Policewoman by Ruth D’Alessandro was  published by Welbeck on 1 March 2024. It’s the dawn of the Swinging Sixties. The Cold War is at its height and support for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is building. The Berkshire Constabulary’s Detective Gwen Crockford is promoted to Woman Police Sergeant in Newbury – the town at the heart of Britain’s atomic weapons programme. This is the third title in the Crockford memoir trilogy.

“For fans of Heartbeat and Call The Midwife, this is a charming policing memoir.” Judge Rinder


 Sandy Taylor’s ninth novel, RETURN TO THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE, will be published by Bookouture on 13 May 2024.

“This gut-wrenching story is phenomenal. Heartbreaking… Bringing you to tears, and then bringing a smile to your face and joy to your heart… Completely unputdownable.” Page Turners, 5 star review

Congratulations to Sandy on THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE, the prequel to RETURN TO THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE, reaching #30 in the UK Kindle Top 100 and #31 in the US Kindle Top 100 on the same day.