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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 WIDOW selected for Richard & Judy’s Autumn Book Club

The Widow by Fiona Barton is the bestselling hardback of the year and now it’s been selected for Richard & Judy’s Autumn Book Club. Published in paperback today, The Widow joins two other debuts Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time, and Katarina Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend in an incredible selection.   The other Read More

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Publication Day for THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

It’s here! The heart-stopping, hair-raising, excitement-inducing sequel to The Secret Fire, THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld is out today.   C. J. Daugherty was also featured in the Daily Mail this week, talking about her own experiences which she drew on for the book!   ‘Remember: Demons lie’   Locked Read More

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Publication day for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton in paperback

The Widow by Fiona Barton, bestselling hardback of the year, is out in paperback today! And with a stunning quote from Stephen King himself, it’s looking better than ever.   THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick Read More

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THE SECRET CITY Book Trailer

Ahead of Thursday’s publication of THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, this incredible trailer was released yesterday. Thrilling, creepy and brilliant, we can’t wait for the book to be hitting the shelves in two days so you can read it for yourselves. If this doesn’t make you want to buy it, Read More

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COVER REVEAL: The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft

The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft has an utterly chilling new cover, which we’re incredibly excited to be bringing to you today! Doesn’t it just make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?   Be careful what you wish for…   On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to Read More

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Publication day for FIRE WITCH by Matt Ralphs

At last, the sequel to the incredible FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is here: FIRE WITCH. It’s out today and is perfect for young readers with a taste for the extraordinary!   Hazel Hooper is no ordinary girl. She is a Fire Witch, and she is furious. Ever since her mother, Hecate, sacrificed herself to Read More

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German Publication SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

We’re very excited about today’s German publication of THE SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Oetinger, the publisher of the bestseller NIGHT SCHOOL are publishing “Die Entflammten” with this fantastic cover: Get hold of your UK editions here.

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Publication Day for WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne

After a super weekend at YALC, Holly Bourne’s WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? is officially out in the world, published today by Usborne.   Lottie is fed up. She’s fed up of her parents pressurising her to get into Cambridge, she’s fed up of bad things happening to good people, but most of all she’s fed Read More

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Publication Day for THE SANTIAGO SISTERS by Victoria Fox

This beautiful book from the equally gorgeous Victoria Fox is published by HQ today, congratulations Victoria!   ‘The perfect beach read of the summer’ – Daily Express   They should have stayed as one. They couldn’t survive apart.   It was fate, forever destined to come to this: from birth to death, two halves of Read More

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Korean Edition Covers for Teresa Driscoll and Fiona Barton

Receiving translated editions of our titles and seeing how foreign publishers have decided to present the book when it comes to the cover artwork is one of the most fun parts of foreign rights. Two wonderful new Korean editions have just published, which show just how different but equally beautiful different covers of the same books can Read More

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Cover Reveal Dutch Edition FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

We’re thrilled to share the cover for the Dutch edition of Luana Lewis’s chillingly captivating FORGET ME NOT, or in Dutch VERGEET ME NIET. Cargo will be publishing in the Netherlands on 10th of November 2016.

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Russian Cover THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR

We’re very excited to reveal the more than gorgeous Russian cover for Lara Williamson’s prize-winning THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR:   Ripol will be publishing, having already beautifully published Lara’s previous title A BOY CALLED HOPE equally beautifully (right). We cannot wait to see these hit the shelves in Russia!   Usborne publish Lara’s Read More

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Dutch Publication THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS

Last week saw the Dutch publication of Kate Ling’s mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS. The wonderful people at Uitgeverij Moon published under the beautiful title EENZAAM EN EXTREEM VER WEG. This is their cover along with the rather gorgeous postcards they created for the occasion:   Here’s one of the first fab blog reviews of Read More

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Dutch Publication for EDDY STONE by Simon Cherry

Our favourite and most hilarious pirate quest EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP by Simon Cherry has now been published in the Netherlands by De Fontein.  The Dutch title is DE SCHAT VAN GRUIZELKAAK: HET EERSTE AVONTUUR VAN EDDIE KEI.  Here is their beautiful cover by Andrea Kruis – do note the rather excellent penguin.   Read More

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Publication day for THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The first two books in Janet MacLeod Trotter’s India Tea series, THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER and THE TEA PLANTER’S BRIDE are published by Amazon Publishing today.   Set in India in 1905, Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive find their carefree life on their father’s tea plantation threatened by his drinking and debts.   And Read More

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THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton enters Italian charts at #3

We’re delighted that New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller  THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has entered the Italian Bestseller list at number 3!   Congratulations to Fiona and fingers crossed it has a long life in the Italian charts!

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Czech publication THE LIE by C.L. Taylor

Today is the Czech Publication of C.L. Taylor’s Sunday Times Bestseller THE LIE!   Domino are publishing in the Czech Republic, (far left) and it is the perfect occasion for a round-up of all the recent foreign publications of THE LIE.   From left to right after Domino’s, Jentas have published the Danish version of THE Read More

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Italian and Norwegian THE GIRL WITH NO PAST by Kathryn Croft

This month sees the exciting publication in Italy and Norway of one of our best-selling psychological suspense novels, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST, by Kathryn Croft. A gripping suspense full of unexpected twists and turns, with over 400,000 copies sold in the UK by Bookouture, and top 5 Amazon Bestseller spots in the UK and US! Read More

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US Publication THE LIE by CL Taylor

Sourcebooks are publishing Sunday Times Bestseller CL Taylor’s gripping and disturbing psychological suspense THE LIE in the United States today!   “A [dark]…gripping thriller” – Publishers Weekly   “A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller.” – Claire Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go   “My heart was racing after I finished CL Taylor’s brilliant new book Read More

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Publication Day for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass

Today is the US publication day for the dark and chilling THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass. It is being published by Disney Hyperion, and here are some of the fantastic reviews so far:   “A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame”―Kirkus Read More

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First Foreign Publications of THE WIDOW

After achieving both SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER status in the UK and the US, Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW has started hitting the foreign shelves in translation. We’ve sold the book in a record 32 languages so far, and publications are coming in thick and fast. Here are the beautiful translated editions out Read More

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Publication Day EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP

Yo-ho-ho! Today is the publication day for Simon Cherry’s wonderfully funny EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, which is being published by Usborne Publishing.   When Eddy Stone finds a pirate sitting in the bath in his Gran’s crumbling cottage, his miserable summer holiday turns into a treasure hunt!   Setting sail in a ship-shaped snack bar, Read More

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WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne named Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’

We are excited to see that What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne has been selected as the Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’ for teen readers this upcoming August! This is the third and final installment in Bourne’s spirited trilogy, which follows three young women as they struggle to overcome the perils of love, friendship, Read More

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Publication Day for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the utterly mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling. It is the first book in a trilogy and is being published by Little, Brown.   “This is how it feels to realise that your whole miserable life and everything in it has never been yours, has always belonged Read More

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SOMEBODY STOP IVY POCKET published by Bloomsbury today!

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp is published by Bloomsbury today and will be out in America later this month. This is the fast-paced and hilarious follow-up to Anyone But Ivy Pocket which has now been translated into 23 different languages.   Everyone seems to want a piece of Ivy Pocket. Her adoptive parents keep Read More

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Publication Day for IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS

Today is the publication of Eliza Wass’s haunting debut IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS, which is being published by Quercus Books.   Pre-Publication Praise “it’s a breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Creswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame. A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along Read More

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THE MISSING is a No. 6 Sunday Times bestseller

We’re absolutely delighted that C. L. Taylor’s dark new thriller THE MISSING is hitting the Sunday Times Bestseller List at number 6 this weekend, with nearly 30,000 copies sold within the first two weeks of publication.   This is such an incredible achievement, especially given that her current competitors in the charts include James Patterson, Lee Child, Val Read More

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Publication Day for THE MISSING

C. L. Taylor’s stunning new thriller THE MISSING is published today by HarperCollins/Avon.   Buy your copy here   #TheMissing is already trending on Twitter; it seems that everyone is as excited about this dark and gripping new book as we are.   To hear more about the book from the author herself you can Read More

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Pre-Publication Praise for THE MISSING

Our Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor has received excellent pre-publication praise for her latest psychological thriller.   The Missing will be published by HarperCollins / Avon on 7th April 2016.  The launch will be supported by all major retailers across the UK, and there is an exclusive website dedicated to the book.   “The Read More

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US publication for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

Fiona Barton‘s Sunday Times bestselling debut, THE WIDOW, is now available for readers in the US.   For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.   When the police started asking questions, Jean Read More

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Publication day for THE DAY I LOST YOU by Fionnuala Kearney

Today sees the publication of Fionnuala Kearney‘s gorgeous second novel, THE DAY I LOST YOU, which is being published by HarperCollins.   When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.   Left to explain her mother’s absence to Anna’s five-year-old daughter, Rose, Jess isn’t yet ready to admit to herself that her daughter Read More

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Publication Day for THE GIRL YOU LOST by Kathryn Croft

Kathryn Croft‘s newest twisty suspense THE GIRL YOU LOST is published by Bookouture today!   Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.   A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.   Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, Read More

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Publication day for THE WIDOW

Fiona Barton’s much anticipated debut THE WIDOW is published by Transworld in hardback today. It has already been sold in 28 territories, and is set to be the next THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.   Buy your copy here   Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever Read More

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Cover Reveal for THE GIRL YOU LOST by Kathryn Croft

Bookouture have just revealed the gorgeous and atmospheric new cover for Kathryn Croft’s forthcoming title THE GIRL YOU LOST, which will be publishing in February 2016:   Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched.   Today, she came back.   Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have Read More

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Publication day for FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

Luana Lewis‘s latest psychological suspense novel, Forget Me Not, has been published by Penguin Random House / Transworld. Translation rights have already been sold to the Netherlands (De Bezige Bij/Cargo), Brazil (Rocco) and France (Denoël).   A gripping suspense thriller perfect for fans of Jane Shemilt’s Daughter, Louise Doughty’s Apple Tree Yard and Claire Kendal’s Read More

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Publication Day THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR by Lara Williamson

Happy Publication Day to Lara Williamson’s THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR. This extraordinary tale is being published by Usbourne and we’re delighted that it has been selected as Waterstones’ BOOK OF THE MONTH for October 2015! Becket Rumsey is all at sea. More than anything he needs to say goodbye to a Read More

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Cover reveal for THE MISSING by C.L. Taylor

We are delighted to share the striking cover for Sunday Times Bestselling author C.L. Taylor‘s new psychological suspense novel, The Missing. C.L. Taylor is the bestselling author of The Accident and The Lie, which have sold over half a million copies.  HarperCollins will publish The Missing in April 2016, but you can pre-order here. Someone Read More

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The Misadventures of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow is published today!

Christie Barlow‘s second novel, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, is published today by Bookouture! Her first book, A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, shot up the best seller chart on Amazon and became Number 1 in the UK and US.  Christi has also just been nominated for the 2015 Bizmums Online Mum Read More

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Publication Day for ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis

Simon and Schuster are publishing the phenomenal ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis today. When the sinkhole opened there was no time to brake or turn the wheel and the old green Land Rover was snatched off the dirt road over the smoking rim. The moment that a sinkhole swallows the car Daniel and Read More

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Publication day for THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO GETTING HITCHED by Sophie Hart

The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart is published today by Bookouture. Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on… When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? … Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is Read More

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Fionnuala goes straight in at No.10!

Fionnuala Kearney’s wonderful debut YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE reaches No.10 in  Ireland’s original fiction chart this week. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE has already made it into Ireland’s Original Fiction Chart just one week after its publication! Past authors featured include Dan Brown, Jodi Picoult,  Jonasson Jonas and Hosseini Khaled. Fionnuala has Read More

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US Publication for THE TRAVELING TEA SHOP by Belinda Jones

Happy US publication Belinda! The Traveling Tea Shop is available in paperback for American readers today! Praise for Belinda Jones “Original and beautiful…totally enchanting and very moving.”—Carmen Reid “Wickedly funny, achingly romantic.”—Claudia Carroll “Deliciously entertaining.”—HEAT “Fast-paced, enthusiastic, good-hearted.”—Marie Claire “Definitely worth cramming in your suitcase.”—Cosmopolitan “A glitterball romp.”—Glamour “A sparkling read.”—OK!

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Counting down to the publication of YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE!

We are eagerly counting down the hours until the publication of Fionnuala Kearney’s  stunning debut:  YOU, ME AND OTHER PEOPLE This fabulous book will be launched tomorrow in Dublin where the MM agency will be celebrating with Fionnuala and her publisher Harper Collins. ‘Definitely one for fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls’  The Read More

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The official paperback publication of One Wish

We’re delighted to announce the paperback publication of the wonderful ONE WISH by Maria Duffy! The latest book by Maria Duffy is an uplifting story of love and family set against gritty real-life problems. It looks wonderfully inviting sitting at 6th place on the fiction chart in WH Smith. ‘Funny and entertaining…an engaging and light-hearted Read More

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The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2014

What a successful year! News Roundup from 2014 at the MM Agency January Exciting Film news! Cally Taylor’s romantic comedy Home For Christmas (Orion) is optioned by Brighton-based company Jump Start Productions.  Emma Garcia’s debut novel Never Google Heartbreak (Hodder) is optioned by producer Adam Rolston of A Street Cat Named Bob (Hodder). February Night School: Fracture, the third book in the Night Read More

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Agency authors and international publicity

Author of the international bestselling Night School series C.J. Daugherty has been on several international tours this year, seeing her publishers and fans at book signings, panel events and literary festivals. Recently, C.J attended the Festival du Livre de Mouans-Sartoux in France, and towards the end of this month, she’ll be attending the Krakow Book Fair with Read More

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Paperback publication day for Don’t Stand So Close by Luana Lewis

The paperback edition of Luana Lewis’s riveting debut, Don’t Stand So Close, is published by Transworld today and will be enjoyed by fans of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, APPLE TREE YARD, GONE GIRL and INTO THE DARKEST CORNER. “It it is the skin-crawling intimacy that sets this thriller apart. The tension is almost suffocating, Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Maria Duffy at her book launch in Dubray Books in  Dublin ©Ger Holland Photography One Wish, Maria’s fourth novel, has gone straight in at No. 8 in the Top Ten Original Fiction through Nielsen * Power Games by Victoria Fox reviews roundup Power Games is in Heat magazine’s top 5 books alongside the latest releases Read More

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Happy Birthday Night School!

Enormous congratulations to C.J. Daugherty whose fourth book in the bestselling Night School series hits the shelves today. Night School: Resistance, published by Little, Brown/Atom, sees Allie returning to Cimmeria Academy to find the school in turmoil. The atmosphere is thick with danger. The fightback starts here. Everything is at stake now. The winner takes all… Read More

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Talli Roland’s wonderful new novel The No-Kids Club is published today

Talli Roland’s wonderful new novel The No-Kids Club is published today, exploring what it’s really like not to have children… Moving and uplifting, The No-Kids Club, is a truly refreshing  story about Clare Donoghue who is tired of people asking when she plans to have kids even though her “biological clock” is ticking.   Her Read More

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Night School: Fracture out in the US today

Readers in the US and Canada can now get their hands on the American edition of NIGHT SCHOOL: FRACTURE by international bestselling author C.J. Daugherty US http://www.amazon.com/Night-School-Fracture-C-J-Daugherty-ebook/dp/B00KI1MRV6 CANADA http://www.amazon.ca/Night-School-Fracture-C-J-Daugherty-ebook/dp/B00KI1MRV6/ ‘I love the Night School series so much. It really is my favourite recent series and I really loved Fracture, the third book in the Night Read More

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The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones Publication Day

Congratulations to our bestselling author of over ten novels, Belinda Jones, on the publication of her latest novel, The Travelling Teashop.  Hodder publish in the UK today. The novel has already received praise from several publications including Novelicious that gave it 9/10 and said it  ‘combined two of my favourite pastimes – travelling and eating Read More

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Publication of gripping new psychological suspense book

Congratulations to C.L. Taylor on the publication of her gripping new psychological suspense book, The Accident (HarperCollins/Avon).   C.L. Taylor likens publication day to New Year’s Eve on her author website. Her book deal moment is also reported in Novelicious, and reviews can be read on Goodreads. The MM Agency is delighted with all the review Read More

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HarperCollins book deal for debut writer Fionnuala Kearney

Congratulations to Fionnuala Kearney for her three book deal with HarperCollins / HarperFiction.  Madeleine Milburn negotiated  the deal with Publishing Director, Kimberley Young, who will publish the first book in the contract, You, Me and Other People in 2015.  She gave Fionnuala a glowing endorsement: “There are some authors who deliver story and some who Read More

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Amazon Publication of The Pollyannna Plan

Huge congratulations to Talli Roland on the publication of The Pollyanna Plan.  Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, launched their edition today with a publicity banner on the Kindle Homepage itself, calling it ‘heartfelt and funny’: The Agency is thrilled with their ambitious publishing plans, particularly for the US market. Talli’s debut novel The Read More

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Mother of the Year published ahead of Mother’s Day

Congratulations to Karen Ross on the publication of Mother of the Year (Random House / Ebury Publishing). Mother of the Year is an engaging comedy about a mother and daughter’s minefield relationship with real depth and heart. Karen wanted to explore this relationship for very personal reasons: “My own mother died young.  So growing up, Read More

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Valentine’s Day Winner celebrates publication of The Guestbook

Holly Martin‘s debut popular women’s fiction novel, The Guestbook, is published today by Harlequin UK’s first digital imprint Carina. The Guestbook is the winner of Carina’s Valentine’s Day 2014  Award – here’s what the judging panel said about the book: ‘The Guestbook absolutely blew us away from the very first page. We were truly wowed, Read More

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Don’t Stand So Close – Official UK publication with Transworld

Luana Lewis’ debut psychological suspense thriller, Don’t Stand So Close, is published in hardback today by Penguin Random House imprint Transworld Publishers. What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for your help? If it was snowing and she was freezing cold, but you were afraid and alone. What Read More

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If You’re Not the One published today (optioned by Working Title Films)

Congratulations to Jemma Forte on the publication of If You’re Not the One.  MIRA Books publish today and have secured fabulous promotions with retailers including W H Smith, Sainsbury’s and Asda.  Working Title Films optioned the Film rights at the end of last year, comparing it to ‘SLIDING DOORS’.  If You’re Not the One is Read More

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Mel Sherratt’s WATCHING OVER YOU is celebrated at Amazon Publishing and the MM Literary Agency

                  Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer have just published Mel Sherratt’s new psychological suspense thriller, WATCHING OVER YOU.  They have a huge level of promotion in store for this terrifying, yet compulsive thriller. ‘Watching Over You is a tense, erotic thriller with one of the most terrifying antagonists I’ve ever read. The worst terrors Read More

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WICKED WIVES launched for an American audience

The Madeleine Milburn Agency is celebrating the publication of Anna-Lou Weatherley’s WICKED WIVES in America.  Bookouture published WICKED WIVES for all American readers today.  Milburn says: ‘It’s wonderful to expose this bestselling British author to a whole new audience’.  The UK edition was published by HarperCollins this summer. Why does it feel so good being Read More

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20 days ’til Christmas: The Literary Agency Advent Calendar

In the run up to Christmas, the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency will be posting an entry from one of our authors each day, offering anything from writing tips and their inspiration, to Christmas memories and their wishes for the year to come. KAREN ROSS So this time last year, my chance of getting a book deal Read More

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Do you judge a book by its cover? UK literary agent talks about new cover looks for 2014

  Brand new covers for the Madeleine Milburn Agency’s 2014 publications are being revealed this month. Above from left to right: IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE by Jemma Forte will be published by Mira Books in February 2014.  This gorgeous cover is a suitable fit for the current women’s fiction market (think Jojo Moye’s Me Read More

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Celebrating SOULMATES publication with the Madeleine Milburn Agency

Congratulations to Holly Bourne on the publication of her début novel, SOULMATES, published by Usborne on Sunday 1st September. Holly has had a full schedule with the launch of SOULMATES, speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival alongside Sarah Mussi, and sharing an author yurt with the likes of Caitlin Moran and Margaret Atwood, and Read More

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‘Thought-provoking and intelligent’

‘Thought-provoking and intelligent, Nuala Casey’s début is one to savour.’  Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner Enormous congratulations to Nuala Casey on the publication of her début novel, SOHO, 4AM.  Set over 24 hours, SOHO, 4AM is a psychological thriller about four ordinary people who walk a dangerous, twisted path in London’s greatest adult playground.  Come Read More

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