The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal has been optioned for TV by acclaimed production company Buccaneer Media, in a deal handled directly by the agency. The news broke yesterday on Variety and The Bookseller.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  climbed back to No.2 in the UK charts this week. The novel continues to have an impact internationally, sitting firmly at No.4 in the Italian foreign fiction charts and returning to its overall No.1 position in Ireland.

The cover for The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor was revealed on Wednesday afternoon. It stirred fans on social media who are eagerly awaiting its publication in September.

There was also a cover reveal for The Warning by Kathryn Croft, which publishes in October with Bookouture.

 

You’re Snug With Me  by illustrator Poonam Mistry and author Chitra Soundar was commended highly in Kirkus Reviews. In praise of the picture book they said: ‘Parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one’.

On the rights front, Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell has sold in Italy to Newton Compton.

Caroline (pictured below) attended the Thriller Awards in New York last Friday. Her book, Witness, was shortlisted for the Best E-Book Original Novel Award. Hosted by Thrillerfest, the conference brings together thriller enthusiasts, and is attended by authors, industry professionals, agents and fans.

The Dead Good Reader Awards kick off at Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival this Friday. Three agency authors, C. L. TaylorC. J. Tudor and Teresa Driscoll, have been shortlisted for The FearThe Chalk Man and I Am Watching You respectively.

There were fantastic displays for How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne at Gatwick Airport this week.

Usborne have launched a giveaway for Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne. Readers who preorder the book by the 8th August will receive their very own Kindness Package.