This week we have a couple of gorgeous cover reveals, exciting book club news and recommendations from a literary icon!

We were treated to a cover reveal of Lizzie Pook‘s stunning Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter (Pan Macmillan / Mantle). Never before have we seen such a pretty, pearlescent proof!

The Guest House by Robin Morgan-Bentley had its awesomely atmospheric cover revealed today; we can guarantee that the story inside is just as unsettling. Head over to Twitter to win an early signed copy.

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex (Pan Macmillan / Picador) was Dame Hilary Mantel’s most enjoyed novel of the year! An amazing recommendation for Emma’s thoroughly deserving novel. The Lamplighters was also #34 on the German hardback bestseller list this week!

Some great reviews have been published for Freya Sampson‘s The Last Chance Library (Bonnier / Zaffre) including Fangirlish, The Pilot newspaper, The Girly Book Club who gave it 5*, and The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star who called it “a warm hug for bookworms and bibliophiles”. Freya also has a guest piece printed in Frolic this week, an essay featured in Writer’s Digest online and an interview with The Inside Flap podcast which is live now.

The Last Library was also featured alongside Fiona Valpy’s moving new novel, The Storyteller of Casablanca (Amazon Publishing) in My Weekly magazine.

Heather Marshall’s Looking For Jane (Hodder Studio) received a gorgeous blurb from bestselling author of The Dutch Wife Ellen Keith: “Looking for Jane is an original and poignant story that holds a mirror to the ongoing fight for women’s rights. In reflecting on a dark spot in Canadian history, Heather Marshall speaks to the power of solidarity and of brave women who dare to take a stand.”

Sarah Hagger-Holt was delighted to be at Milton Keynes Pride last weekend, and talking about her wonderful books including Proud of Me and Nothing Ever Happens Here (Usborne).

The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett (Hachette / Quercus) was featured in Yours Bookclub article, where they described this gothic historical fiction as: ‘Full of dark, atmospheric mystery that’s perfect for fans of classic Victorian novels.’

This week’s fabulous publications included:

Stalking Shadows by YA author Cyla Panin (Abrams / Amulet) which launched in the US; the perfect read for those of you who love a good scare, this debut is a new take on Beauty and the Beast.

The Killing Choice by Will Shindler (Hodder) was published in paperback;  Will returns with another crime thriller to keep us up all night. This latest offering has all the spine-tingling genius fans know and love while introducing new crimes and characters to get our teeth into.

The second instalment of Phil Hickes‘ terrifying Aveline Jones trilogy, The Bewitching of Aveline Jones, was published by Usborne; join Aveline as she embarks on a new adventure, with new friends, and (of course) a terrifying new mystery to solve.

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor was published in paperback; her wonderful novel is a perfect example of deliciously creepy storytelling with plot twist galore. We also revealed the exciting news that it has been chosen for WH Smith’s Richard and Judy Bookclub!

We also closed these amazing international deals:

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton has gone to Bazar in Finland.

Japanese rights to Sophie Irwin‘s A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting have been sold to HarperCollins Japan.