This exciting week has seen some wonderful publicity, publications as well as one brilliant cover reveal. Here are the highlights…

The striking cover for the US edition of Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg (HarperCollins / Park Row) has been revealed, and we just love how bold it is!


C.J. Tudor’s The Other People (Penguin Random House) was chosen as CrimeCon’s July book club pick in the US:


It’s been a hugely exciting week for Helly Acton, whose utterly hilarious and unapologetically feminist novel The Shelf was published by Bonnier Zaffre. The Shelf was recently announced as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick,  and was also featured in Prima and Bella. In the lead up to publication, Helly also wrote this wonderful article about the six lessons she learned from her six-month first marriage.

We were also delighted by the US paperback publication of Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory (Simon & Schuster) this week with a new book jacket that has been very well received:

Leah Mercer’s Ten Little Words was published this week by Amazon Publishing, and it is now available in the UK and US.

Caroline Mitchell’s third book in her DI Amy Winter series, Left for Deadwas also published this week by Amazon Publishing and is now out in the UK and US.

Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House) and Andrea Michael’s The Book of Us (HarperCollins) were both featured in Waitrose Magazine.

Mark EdwardsLast of the Magpies (Amazon Publishing) has crossed the 50,000 copies sold milestone.

Fiona Barton’s The Widow  (Penguin Canada) has sold a phenomenal 100,000 copies in Canada alone!

Katherine May, author of Wintering (Penguin Random House), has started a new newsletter for non-fiction writers who want to be part of a community thinking about craft, practice and publishing:


Manjeet Mann’s Run, Rebel (Penguin Random House) was chosen for National Poetry Day’s recommended poetry books for the year:


In other exciting news, we are thrilled that bestselling author Ella Carey has signed a new deal with Bookouture for nine titles – six from her backlist and a new trilogy.

And on the international rights front: 

Spanish rights in The Reinvention of Lottie Brooks and a second book in the series by Katie Kirby have sold to Duomo.
Dutch rights in Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall have gone to De Fontein.
Lithuanian rights in The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel have gone to UAB Balto.
German rights in the Jewel of New York series by Ella Carey have gone to Aufbau.