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THE TREATMENT: Publication day for C.L. Taylor’s YA Debut

  Bestselling author C.L. Taylor has been storming the adult bestseller charts for the last few years with her tense, psychological thrillers including the most recent No. 2 Sunday Times bestseller, The Escape. But today, we’re celebrating her pulse-pounding debut YA novel, The Treatment, which follows Drew Finch as she tries to rescue her brother from a sinister government Read More

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Alice Sutherland-Hawes on Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

With more than 200 meetings over the course of four days, the Frankfurt Book Fair is always a busy time, but it’s an intrinsically exciting one too and easily ranks as one of my favourite roles as Rights Agent. It is the perfect opportunity to meet foreign colleagues, pitch our wonderful authors, and hear what Read More

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Publication Day: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

  Perfect kisses in the rain, the bad boy turned good, chasing you through the airport… It Only Happens in the Movies!   Today is the day: Holly Bourne has finally torn away the masquerade of romance in movies with her stunning new standalone YA book, It Only Happens in the Movies. From explaining to us Read More

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HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW? by Holly Bourne coming to screen with Ecosse Films

  Ecosse Films have optioned the screen rights to Holly Bourne’s debut adult novel, How Do You Like Me Now? due to be published by Hodder in June 2018. Edgy, brave and topical, How Do You Like Me Now? is a modern-day Bridget Jones and Hot Milk crossed with the popular sitcom Fleabag; it’s a story Read More

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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  Winter is definitely fast approaching, and we think it’s time to start mentioning that long-awaited word…Christmas!   And Christmas has arrived today on Hope Island, in the form of another warm, romantic read from Holly Martin: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove. The last in the Hope Island trilogy, following Spring at Blueberry Bay and Summer at Buttercup Read More

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Kate Dobinson: Non-Fiction Competition Winner

  In the Spring we opened our Non-Fiction Competition, asking for writers to Inspire Us. Today, we’re delighted to announce the winner.   We were looking for a book written with wisdom and heart, something we couldn’t help but talk about and share – and we found exactly that in Kate Dobinson’s Ergo: I Row Read More

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I AM WATCHING YOU KINDLE No. 1 in US and UK

Teresa Driscoll‘s masterful suspense, I Am Watching You, has shot to the top of the Kindle charts today and is sitting in the NUMBER ONE spot in both the UK and the US. We are thrilled for the week to end on a such a high note, and send Teresa huge congratulations on such a fantastic achievement.   Read More

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Eleanor Oliphant Number 1 in Ireland

It is with huge pleasure that we celebrate the continued success of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. Not only is the book still in the top 20 (currently sitting at Number 14) in the Sunday Times Bestseller list, but it is now officially NUMBER ONE in the Republic of Ireland, where it has been in the top Read More

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The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club: Part One Publication

  Dive in to The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May, a wonderful and warm novel published in three digital parts, with Part One out today.   In this opening installment, we find Deb, newly separated from her feckless husband and struggling to start again on her own. When she begins to swim every day at Read More

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The Glow Of Fallen Stars by Kate Ling and The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe: Publication Day

  It’s publication day for a duo of fabulous books! Kate Ling’s dazzling YA sequel to The Loneliness of Distant Beings is finally here: The Glow of Fallen Stars. For younger readers, Holly’s madcap adventures continue in The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe.   Kate Ling’s The Glow of Fallen Stars, published by Little Brown, plunges Read More

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The Boy With One Name by J.R. Wallis: Publication Day

  A fantastical adventure story for middle-grade and beyond, The Boy With One Name by J.R. Wallis is published today by Simon and Schuster. Known for his YA novels The Dark Inside and All Sorts of Possible, J.R. Wallis has been shortlisted for various prizes, including the Branford Boase Award. The Boy With One Name is Read More

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MM Agency Authors at YALC

  Now in its fourth year, YALC – the Young Adult Literature Convention – is the place to be if you’re a fan of YA fiction. Bringing together fantastic authors, publishers and readers, three of our authors will be appearing this year across author events, writing workshops, book signings, book-themed activities and more.   Hayley Read More

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Publication Day: The Man I Thought You Were by Leah Mercer

  A tender, heartbreaking story of one couple’s relationship and secrets, The Man I Thought You Were by Leah Mercer is published today by Lake Union. Leah now has over a thousand 5* reviews for her previous novel Who We Were Before – an astonishing figure. The book was also a No.3 digital bestseller on Amazon.com Read More

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Harrogate Crime Festival and the Dead Good Awards

  If you thought getting a bunch of crime writers together would be dark and sinister, make sure you attend Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate one year and see how wrong you are.   On Friday we headed up to join eight MM Agency authors (C.L. Taylor, Mel Sherratt, C. J. Tudor, Read More

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Caledonia Novel Award 2018

  To all unpublished writers!   The brilliant Caledonia Novel Award is now accepting entries for its 2018 competition. Based in Scotland, but with an international outlook, the award is open to all unpublished or self-published works from around the world, and has an excellent reputation for discovering writers who go on to sign deals Read More

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Celebrating Small Acts of Oliphant

  After Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine spent its fifth week in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list, Friday 7th July was marked Eleanor Oliphant Day, a wonderful celebration for #SmallActsofOliphant.   From helping someone with their bag on the tube, or buying a Big Issue, to giving your parents a call for a Read More

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Two Top Ten Sunday Times Bestsellers

  Two of the top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers this week are MM Agency authors. What an incredible sentence to be able to write.   After just a partial week of sales, Fiona Barton‘s second novel The Child went straight into the chart at No. 9 making her a two-time bestselling author. The Widow, her Read More

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Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  As the recent heatwave becomes nothing more than a shimmer in our distant memory, Summer at Buttercup Beach by bestselling author Holly Martin is published today to remind us of what once was.   Bookouture publishes the second in the Hope Island series, which centers around Freya Greene who has hidden the fact that Read More

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The Child: UK Publication Day

The sun has risen on the UK publication day for The Child by Fiona Barton!   We’re always singing Fiona’s praises, so we will let others do the talking today. And they have lots to say about The Child:   Clever and compelling. You’ll love THE CHILD” Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See Read More

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US Publication Day: The Child by Fiona Barton

Today heralds the US publication of Fiona Barton’s hotly anticipated second book, The Child.   When an evening newspaper reveals the remains of a baby unearthed at a construction site, The Child’s story will be told…   In 2016 Fiona Barton’s explosive thriller, The Widow, became the bestselling debut hardback of the year, a Sunday Read More

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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up by Simon Cherry shortlisted for Lollies

  Simon Cherry‘s hilarious opener to the Eddy Stone series Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-up has been shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards.   The LOLLIES, organised by Scholastic, was launched last year to celebrate the best funny books in children’s literature, with David Baddiel as the inaugural winner. In its second year, Read More

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Two MM Agency Bestsellers

  As the working week draws to a close, we are delighted that two of our authors have made themselves comfortable in the bestseller lists.   The Escape by C.L. Taylor is No. 4 in this month’s Bookseller rankings for eBook, with nearly 10,000 copies sold in May alone. The explosive no.2 Sunday Times bestseller sits alongside Read More

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Roll Up! Publication day for Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

  Roll up, roll up for the deadliest show on Earth!   Hayley Barker‘s debut YA novel, Show Stopper is published today by Scholastic, along with an explosive trailer which you can watch below. A dazzling, high-octane read, it’s filled with death-defying acrobatics, circus crowds with an appetite for death and disaster, and two forbidden Read More

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Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket publication day

  The adventurous, hilarious Ivy Pocket trilogy by Caleb Krisp is completed today with the publication of Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket!   Our magnificently infuriating heroine is on the very brink of her greatest adventure: bound for London and Prospa House to save Anastasia Radcliff and young Rebecca Butterfield from fates worse Read More

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Virgin by Radhika Sanghani series airs in US

  Virgin by Radhika Sanghani, which was optioned by Blackpills last year for their new on-demand video platform, is now airing across the globe this month. Published by Harlequin in the UK and Penguin Random House / Berkley in the US, Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as a ‘story for millennials…a wonderful blend of modern Read More

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C.L. Taylor and Nuala Ellwood at CrimeFest 2017

  CrimeFest 2017, which took place in Bristol this weekend, saw two of our authors participate on panels across the weekend discussing families in crime, debut novels and war crime.   C.L. Taylor, the No. 2 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape and well-seasoned CrimeFest star, took part in a panel called You Are Read More

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Fiona Barton’s favourite cold-cases and The Child book trailer revealed

  Last year Fiona Barton told a tangled tale in The Widow, centered on long-suffering housewife Jean, her recently deceased husband, and the kidnapping he was accused of years before his death. Her latest thriller, The Child, out this June, sees the revival of another cold case when a journalist finds herself bound to chase the mystery of a baby’s skeleton Read More

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5 Years and counting…

  To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, the whole office boarded the Eurostar and headed to Paris for the day. We dined on snails, sipped champagne and cruised along the Seine during a lovely trip full of reminiscing and planning for the exciting future ahead.   We’d like to thank all Read More

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Kathryn Croft hits one million copies sold

  Kathryn Croft, our wonderful number one bestselling author, has reached a phenomenal milestone: one million sales!   As one of the bestselling authors of psychological thrillers in recent years, Kathryn’s books have all been huge digital successes, with The Girl With No Past hitting the top spot on Amazon.co.uk and The Girl You Lost Read More

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UK Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is finally out in the UK today, published by HarperCollins.   Sold in 27 territories worldwide, and optioned by Reese Witherspoon who wants to star in a film adaptation of the novel, the love for Eleanor has been unstoppable. The Daily Mail called it “unforgettable, brilliant, funny & life-affirming” and Read More

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Cover Reveal for The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

  We can now reveal the incredibly creepy and eye-catching cover for The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor, along with an intense and exciting animation. Mixing stand-out gold typeface on a chalky background, this might just be the book you can judge by its fantastic cover.   pic.twitter.com/6OpOHs8eqB — C. J. Tudor (@carolinejtudor) March 20, Read More

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Reese Witherspoon options Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  It is with real pride and a great deal of excitement that we can announce Reese Witherspoon’s new company Hello Sunshine has set up to produce Gail Honeyman’s wonderful debut, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, which will be a potential star vehicle for the Oscar-winning actress.   Witherspoon, who produced the book-generated films Gone Girl Read More

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Reese Witherspoon’s Bookclub Choice

  Since sharing all of the incredible buzz around the American publication of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, there’s been one more addition we just had to share.   Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has picked Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine for her book club, calling it: ‘Beautifully written and INCREDIBLY funny, Eleanor Read More

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American Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  The US publication day for the touching and unforgettable debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, is finally here! We are over the moon for Gail, and there will be buzz aplenty in the New York offices of Penguin Random House, as Pam Dorman and her team at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking celebrate the Read More

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My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood optioned by Bill Kenwright

  We’re incredibly excited to announce that My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood has been optioned by the renowned Bill Kenwright. Kenwright has had huge commercial success with his theatre productions including Let the Right One In, Twelve Angry Men, Cabaret, A Few Good Men, Blood Brothers and The Wizard Of Oz and is now Read More

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Holly Bourne at Waterstones Piccadilly: Keep It In The Family

  On Tuesday 9th May Waterstones Piccadilly will be hosting our wonderful, prize-winning YA author Holly Bourne, who will be discussing families in Young Adult literature alongside Rachael Lucas, Tamsyn Murray and Paige Toon. In what will be a fabulous and fascinating evening, they will explore the role of parents, grandparents and stress-you-out-siblings in their latest Read More

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Watching Over You optioned by Great Point Media

  We’re delighted to announce that Mel Sherratt‘s relentless and darkly claustrophobic psychological thriller Watching Over You has been optioned by Great Point Media.   Watching Over You follows Charley Belington who, after the death of her husband and unborn child, sells the family home and moves into a new flat. Her landlady, Ella seems Read More

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THE WIDOW shortlisted for British Book Awards and CrimeFest Audio award

  We are absolutely delighted to see Fiona Barton‘s debut novel, The Widow, shortlisted for Crime and Thriller of the Year at the British Book Awards and the CrimeFest Sounds of Crime category for best unabridged crime audiobook published in the UK. The winners will be announced on 8th May and 20th May respectively. The Widow Read More

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Animated cover for THE CHILD by Fiona Barton

  We’re incredibly excited to share this amazing animated US cover for The Child by Fiona Barton, which is due to be published by Penguin Random House / Berkley (US) and Penguin Random House / Transworld (UK) in June.   The Child is the second crime-thriller by Fiona Barton, whose debut novel The Widow was Read More

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PUBLICATION DAY for MY SISTER by Michelle Adams

  Today marks the publication day for My Sister, a tense, twisting and incredibly fast-paced debut thriller from Michelle Adams, published by HarperCollins. The book has been sold in twelve different territories, and has been featured on Dead Good’s ‘Debuts to look out for 2017’ and was picked for 2017 in The Welsh Librarian.   Read More

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Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell: PUBLICATION DAY

  Congratulations to Caroline Mitchell on the publication of Sleep Tight, her second book in the Detective Ruby Preston series, published today by Bookouture. A chilling follow up to Love You To Death, this crime-thriller will leave you feeling raw, terrified, and unlikely to watch a Disney princess film any time soon.   Caroline’s previous book Read More

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THE TEA PLANTER’S BRIDE sells 50,000 copies

  Congratulations to Janet MacLeod Trotter for crossing the 50,000 sales mark with The Tea Planter’s Bride!   This is the second book in the fantastically successful India Tea series, following The Tea Planter’s Daughter (Amazon, June 2016). The latest in the series, The Girl From The Tea Garden, was released in December 2016 and on publication completed the hat-trick: Read More

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The Escape is the UK’s No.2 Bestseller!

  The Escape by C.L. Taylor hits No.2 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List in the second week of record-breaking sales.  Taylor’s latest psychological thriller entered the charts at No. 4 after a partial sales week on publication before rising to No.2 this week.   Published by HarperCollins, C.L. Taylor has now sold over one Read More

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Publication Day for SPRING AT BLUEBERRY BAY by Holly Martin

  This gorgeous book is perfect to read in the sunshine as spring tiptoes round the corner – Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin is published today by Bookouture.   It’s already racing up the digital charts and has been getting incredible reviews, here are just a few of them: “To say I loved Read More

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Publication Day for THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE & THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE

  Today these two wonderfully funny and entertaining early middle-grade books by Dave Lowe are published by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press. The first two books in the Dadventure series, The Incredible Dadventure and The Mumbelievable Challenge centre around Holly’s incredible adventures with her family with a third to come in August.   Dave also recently Read More

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Writing Middle Grade Fiction

  Today, in the midst of Bologna Book Fair, we’re sharing a wonderful piece from Dave Lowe, author of the MY HAMSTER series and, more recently, THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE and THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE which are published this Thursday by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press.     When I tell people that I’m a children’s author, Read More

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The Art of Non-Fiction

With the launch of our brand-new non-fiction writing competition ‘Inspire Us’, Literary Agent Anna Hogarty talks about the five elements she’s looking for in a stand-out voice.   1: Teach me something about the world The best non-fiction enables the reader to see the world in new ways. WILD SWANS opened me up to the Read More

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Alice Sutherland-Hawes: What I’m Looking For

  Actively looking for: Middle Grade for 9-12 (standalone and with series potential); tween stories to fit between MG and YA; quirky picture book illustrators; non-rhyming picture book texts; brilliant world-building; diverse and marginalised authors across all ages and genres.     Alongside my role as Rights Agent, I am also growing a Children’s, YA Read More

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Publication Day for THE ESCAPE by C L Taylor

  Today is the publication day for The Escape, the fourth psychological thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author C L Taylor.   C. L. Taylor has now sold over one million copies of her books in the UK alone and has become a household name in psychological thrillers. Her previous books The Accident, The Lie Read More

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MM Literary Agency at the London Book Fair

  It’s taken us a few days to recover from what was an exhilarating London Book Fair, but now we’re back with our feet on the ground, we’re happy to report that the book industry is as buzzing as ever. Meeting with over 150 publishers, not to mention 50 production companies and film scouts, we Read More

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Adult novel from YA bestselling author Holly Bourne to Hachette in six figure pre-empt

  Hodder & Stoughton has bought Holly Bourne’s first adult novel, When the Music Stops, hailed a “Bridget Jones for our time” as reported in The Bookseller.   Senior editor Emily Kitchin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, including Canada, in two books from Madeleine Milburn. Hodder will publish in Spring 2018 in hardcover and e-book with Read More

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Publication day for THE SILENT FOUNTAIN

The stunning new novel from Victoria Fox is published today by HarperCollins / HQ. The Silent Fountain is a haunting and captivating mystery novel that marks a new direction for the UK bestselling author.   An epic romance with a dark undercurrent of suspense that crosses continents and decades, it’s reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Read More

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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor sells over 100,000 copies in paperback

  The Missing, the fourth psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author C. L. Taylor has now sold over 100,000 copies in paperback since Avon published in April 2016. On publication it reached No. 6 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and No. 1 in the digital chart.   The Missing was shortlisted for the Dead Good Read More

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COVER REVEAL and early praise from Jojo Moyes for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

  HarperCollins have now revelead the incredible UK cover for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman, now sold in 29 countries across the globe and to be published by HarperCollins in May this year.   The book has been featured as one of The Observer’s eight debuts of 2017 and has already received rave reviews Read More

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Publication Day: JUST CALL ME SPAGHETTI-HOOP BOY by Lara Williamson

  Today award-winning author Lara Williamson‘s third book, Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy is published by Usborne.   A beautiful story about family, identity and superhero adventure, we can’t wait for children everywhere to join in on Adam ‘Ace’ Butters’ super story. Plus, download these amazing Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy Door Hangers to match! Read More

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How to Write a Crime Novel – Top Tips from author of MY SISTER’S BONES

Nuala Ellwood, author of MY SISTER’S BONES, shares her top writing tips on ‘How to Write A Crime Novel’. My Sister’s Bones was published in hardback on 9th February by Penguin Random House, Viking, to great critical acclaim.     Nuala Ellwood is the daughter of an award-winning journalist. She was inspired by her father Read More

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The No. 5 New York Times Bestseller

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has moved up to No.5 on the New York Times bestseller list, following the first week at No.7.  Penguin / Berkley published in paperback in the US on 17th January.  This adds to the long list of accolades for this debut on both sides of the Atlantic, including a New York Times Read More

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Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

Today this magnificent book, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood, hits shelves in hardback. A tense, electrifying and beautifully written thriller, you won’t want to miss this.   Congratulations Nuala!   The One Person You Should Trust Is Lying to You…   Kate has spent fifteen years bringing global injustice home: as a decorated war Read More

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Holly Bourne to judge BBC Young Writers Award 2017 & AM I NORMAL YET? wins Southern Schools Book Award

  We’re thrilled to share the news that Holly Bourne will be judging the BBC Young Writers Award 2017 alongside Nikesh Shukla and Alice Levine.   The award is open to all young people aged 14 to 18, who live in the UK. All you have to do is create a story of up to Read More

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New direction into psychological suspense for Teresa Driscoll

  Author and former BBC Spotlight TV presenter Teresa Driscoll has signed a new two-book deal for her debut psychological suspense novels with crime and thriller imprint Thomas and Mercer.   Teresa will be writing under the name T. K. Driscoll and her first book I Am Watching You is the haunting story of a Read More

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THE LIE by C.L. Taylor optioned by The Forge

  We’re incredibly excited to announce that Sunday Times bestseller The Lie by renowned crime writer C.L. Taylor has been optioned by The Forge.   The Forge is one of the UK’s largest, most successful and highly regarded UK drama indies, winning Golden Globes, EMMYs, BAFTAs and RTS Awards for its wide-ranging productions including Shameless, Read More

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Publication Day for DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU

Today marks the publication of Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt, the second in the Eden Berrisford series.   She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.   The small city of Stockleigh is in shock Read More

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Two MMLA authors selected for The Observer’s 2017 debut novelists

  We’re incredibly proud to see two of our authors on the list of eight 2017 debut novelists to watch in The Observer this weekend.   Gail Honeyman was one of two MMLA authors to be selected for her debut novel ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, which is to be published by HarperCollins in May Read More

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SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker sold to Scholastic in two-book deal

  We’re thrilled to announce that the fantastic debut, SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker has been acquired by Scholastic in a two-book deal with the first to be published in June.   Show Stopper is a story of death-defying acrobatics, cruel games and forbidden teenage love set in a deadly circus. In the story, our country Read More

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US Paperback Publication Day for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

  Today marks the US paperback publication of THE WIDOW, the incredible bestseller by Fiona Barton which has now sold over half a million copies worldwide and has been named a New York Times Bestseller, an NPR Best Book of 2016, one of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year and a Publishers Weekly Best Book Read More

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C J Daugherty’s THE SECRET FIRE nominated for the Amazing Book Awards

  We are excited to announce that the first book in the Alchemist Chronicles, The Secret Fire by C J Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, has been long listed for the Amazing Book Awards.   Sussex coast students will now vote for the long listed books they would most like to read. On 1st February the top 5 books Read More

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Mel Sherratt hits 100,000 copies with THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR

  We are absolutely delighted to announce that Mel Sherratt has sold over 100,000 copies of her suspense-filled detective thriller The Girls Next Door,  which was only published in November.   Congratulations Mel, what a huge achievement! We can’t wait to watch that figure grow even higher.   Buy it now if you haven’t already.    

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A year at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

* 10 exciting highlights from a successful year at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency *     Fiona Barton’s hotly anticipated book THE WIDOW (Transworld) was published in January and quickly became the No.2 UK bestseller, while also climbing swiftly to No.9 on the New York Times bestseller list.  To date, THE WIDOW has been translated into 35 Read More

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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor chosen for World Book Night 2017

  We’re absolutely thrilled to see C. L. Taylor’s The Missing included in the selection of brilliant books being given away in care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other settings on World Book Night 2017.   The Missing is one amongst many in the selection including Of Mice and Read More

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Publication Day for WITNESS by Caroline Mitchell

Today, Caroline Mitchell’s brilliant, chilling new thriller, WITNESS is published today, just in time for some thrilling Christmas reading.   To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.   It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough Read More

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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up shortlisted for Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award 2017

  Simon Cherry’s first book for children is one of five shortlisted for the 2017 Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award, which celebrates the best current fiction for young readers.   Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash Up, which was published in the summer by Usborne Books, is a comic adventure story about a boy Read More

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While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft

Publication day for WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by Kathryn Croft

The No.1 Amazon bestselling author, Kathryn Croft, is back with a new, chilling psychological thriller out today: While You Were Sleeping.   Just imagine you wake up to find the  man next to you is dead. But he’s not your husband and this isn’t your bed…   Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Read More

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The Chalk Man

Interview with C.J. Tudor, author of Frankfurt sensation THE CHALK MAN

C.J. Tudor, author of the Frankfurt Book Fair sensation The Chalk Man, talks to us about her experience so far.  The MM Agency has sold rights to her fastest-selling debut novel in 38 territories including major rights deals with Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in the UK and Penguin Random House / Crown in the US.   In this interview with C.J. Read More

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Publication Day for EDDY STONE & THE ALIEN CAT MASH-UP by Simon Cherry

Eddy Stone is back and he’s on a whole new adventure when a cat he rescues from the rain turns out to be an alien in disguise. The hilarious new adventure, Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up by Simon Cherry, is out today! And here’s Simon’s very own cat, the inspiration for the novel, looking on Read More

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My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

The incredibly tense psychological thriller, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood is published in eBook today ahead of hardback next year. Just look at that cover…and the reviews!   ‘COMPELLING AND INTRIGUING, RIGHT FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE’ Sharon Bolton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Like This, For Ever ‘A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. Intense and harrowing, with a Read More

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And A Happy New Year by Holly Bourne

Publication Day for AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR? by Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is published, finishing their story with one amazing, disastrous, emotional night…   Spinster Club girls Evie, Amber and Lottie are having a New Year party to remember! For the first time since leaving college, all three girls are back together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots. (And not tears and Read More

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The Widow by Fiona Barton included in in Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly

We’re absolutely thrilled that The Widow, the Sunday Times bestseller by Fiona Barton, has been picked by Publishers Weekly in their Best Books of 2016.   Not only that but they also gave it an incredible review saying it is an “exceptional debut from British journalist Barton, who circles her [Jean’s] story as if it were Read More

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The Girls Next Door

Publication Day for The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt is published today, much to the relief of the thousands who pre-ordered on Amazon. A suspenseful, page-turning thriller, it’s matched by an incredible cover and we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it!   One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Read More

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The Bookseller’s Frankfurt interview with agent Madeleine Milburn

The Frankfurt Book Fair this month saw an abundance of deals being made by the agency – including 37 languages now sold for C.J. Tudor’s debut The Chalk Man – Madeleine took a moment to speak to Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller about the fair, taking a book from the slushpile to six figure book Read More

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Holly Bourne and Lara Williamson Nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

We’re utterly thrilled to announce that two of our authors, Holly Bourne, author of The Spinster Trilogy and Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope, have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, one of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The books nominated are What’s A Girl Gotta Read More

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Multiple deals for C. L. Taylor including a debut YA

We’re delighted to announce multiple deals for Sunday Times bestseller, C.L. Taylor, with a significant six-figure deal for two further novels with Helen Huthwaite at Avon, US rights to The Missing being snapped up by Daniel Mallory, Vice-President and Executive Editor for William Morrow and an incredibly exciting new deal with Anna Baggaley from HQ who bought Read More

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French Publication THE SECRET CITY by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld

Today is the French publication day for THE SECRET CITY by CJ Daugherty, the bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL series, and Carina Rozenfeld. This is the second book in the ALCHEMIST CHRONICLES. Robert Laffont are publishing under the title LA CITÉ SECRÈTE. Here is their fantastic cover: THE SECRET CITY is published in the UK by Read More

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Italian Publication for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint.   Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition here.  

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Fionnuala Kearney’s THE DAY I LOST YOU included in Bookseller’s Heatseekers

We were thrilled this week to see Fionnuala Kearney’s The Day I Lost You at No. 6 on The Bookseller’s Heatseekers Fiction after it reached No. 4 last week.   A beautiful story about a mother’s journey after losing her daughter in an avalanche, bestselling author Susan Lewis described The Day I Lost You as “Incredibly Read More

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Giles Milburn: What I’m Looking For

  Actively looking for: high concepts; historical fiction; narrative non-fiction; books with series potential; thrillers; literary fiction; original voices; unfamiliar settings; ordinary people in epic times; coffee table books; book club; stark but striking prose; stocking fillers; reimaginings and retellings; undefined structures.     In addition to my role as Managing Director at the agency, I Read More

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Anna Hogarty: What I’m Looking For

  Actively looking for: inspirational narrative non-fiction; projects in the area of mindfulness, meditation and yoga; books with an emphasis on empowerment and self-worth; illustrated non-fiction with a strong and current hook; historical fiction with a unusual premise and contemporary feel; upmarket commercial women’s fiction; novels with evocative, unusual settings; a big sweeping love story; Read More

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Madeleine Milburn: What I’m Looking For

  Actively looking for: character-driven debuts, original voices, quirky storytelling, high concepts, fascinating viewpoints, tightly plotted fiction with shocking twists and secrets. Epic stories with universal themes, issue-driven crime, dark fast-paced thrillers and mysteries, fear-inducing suspense, moral dilemnas, genre fiction, fiction that mixes up the genres. Thought-provoking stories, emotional journeys, inspiring stories, love stories, writing Read More

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Make Us Scared: Competition Winner Announced

We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of the Madeleine Milburn Summer Writing Competition: Make Us Scared, selected by Fiona Barton, C.L. Taylor and Madeleine Milburn, is Richard Lakin with GARAGE FLOWERS.   GARAGE FLOWERS is a psychological thriller which started as a short story short-listed for the Bridport Prize in 2014. It begins with the Read More

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Fiona Barton previews new psychological thriller THE CHILD

Fiona Barton, author of the internationally bestselling The Widow, has just released the enticing cover for her upcoming new novel, The Child. Continuing the story of The Widow‘s reporter Kate Waters, this brand-new thriller promises to be just as gripping and terrifying as her first…   People say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But three Read More

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The Girls Next Door

Cover reveal for THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR by Mel Sherratt

Mel Sherratt has revealed the intriguing cover for her new detective thriller, The Girls Next Door, to be released on 27th October 2016, with the eBook already available for pre-order. The novel is set in the same fictional city, Stockleigh, as her successful Estate Series novels, but features Detective Eden Berrisford as its compelling new protagonist. Read More

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C. L. Taylor included in crime anthology for 11th Galaxy® Quick Reads

Six exciting new Galaxy® Quick Reads titles have been announced by The Reading Agency including bestselling crime writer C.L. Taylor   Five fiction titles and one non-fiction book make up this year’s selection to be published on 2 February 2017 and the Dead Simple crime anthology (Orion) will bring together C.L. Taylor with seven other Read More

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The Chalk Man

Agency’s fastest-selling debut THE CHALK MAN by C J Tudor acquired by MJ in nine-way auction

We’re incredibly excited to announce that C J Tudor‘s debut thriller, The Chalk Man has been acquired by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in a nine-way publisher auction as reported in The Bookseller.   The book, due to publish on 11th January 2018 in hardback and e-book, is narrated by Eddie who receives a chalk Read More

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