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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 Read More

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THE CHILD by Fiona Barton

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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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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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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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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My Sister's Bones

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW reaches No.2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list

We are very excited to announce that Fiona Barton’s The Widow has reached No.2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list, just behind The Girl On The Train! All of us at MM are so pleased to see the transatlantic bestseller’s fantastic achievements continue. Congratulations, Fiona!   Buy your edition of the psychological thriller here.  

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THE WIDOW paperback charts at No. 8 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Fiona Barton’s stunning psychological suspense novel, The Widow, is back on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Still the bestselling hardback of the year, the paperback edition has entered the charts at No.8 after being published on 1st September.   It is fantastic to see her success continue, and all of us 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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VIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani optioned by Blackpills

  The incredibly funny and relatable debut novel Virgin by Radhika Sanghani has been optioned by Blackpills for their new on-demand video platform. Publisher’s Weekly described the novel as ‘story for millennials is a wonderful blend of modern angst with old-fashioned sweetness.’   Blackpills will offer a similar service and mobile app to Netflix and 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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COVER REVEAL: Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft

We’re thrilled to be revealing the new jacket for Kathryn Croft’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS today and as you can see, it’s a beauty!   A chilling psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, S.J. Watson and Elizabeth Haynes, that will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading…   In this dark Read More

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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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THE FRENCH FOR series optioned by Rainmark Films

  We’re delighted to announce that Fiona Valpy‘s gorgeous The French For series including The French For Love, The French For Always and The French For Christmas has been optioned by Rainmark films.   Rainmark Films have worked on projects such as The Same Sky, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Into the Storm Read More

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THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton is a Spanish Bestseller!

 Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has now also become a bestseller in Spain! LA VIUDA entered the various bestseller charts at numbers 7, 9 and 10:   We are over the moon that THE WIDOW is rapidly becoming an international bestseller!

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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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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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New Spinster Club novella from bestselling YA author Holly Bourne

Following the phenomenally successful Am I Normal Yet?, How Hard Can Love Be?, and the soon to be published What’s a Girl Gotta Do? Holly Bourne is back this winter with a Spinster Club special.   …And a Happy New Year? – a Spinster Club novella – will be published in hardback by Usborne on 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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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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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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Headline in six-figure pre-empt for debut thriller

The Bookseller has featured the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency’s major deal news ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair for Michelle Adams’ psychological thriller If You Knew My Sister and a further book. Headline acquired Michelle Adams’ ‘compulsive’ debut thriller in a six-figure deal. ‘Commissioning editor Emily Griffin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to If You Read More

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