Highlights of the week: 24th – 30th March

  • Gail Honeyman‘s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is overall No.1 in the UK chart again this week, making it the title’s fourth non-consecutive week in the top spot.
  • C.J. Tudor‘s debut thriller The Chalk Man continues its spectacular international run, published in Iceland this week by Bjartur and immediately reaching No.2 in the Icelandic paperback chart and No.4 in the overall chart.
  • Teresa Driscoll has two titles in the UK Kindle Top 20 this week, with I Am Watching You at No.7 and The Friend at No.19.
  • Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor‘s fifth psychological thriller The Fear has continued to receive raving reviews, including Heat Magazine who gave it five stars in their “Best new books arriving this week” section.
  • North American rights for Namina Forna‘s YA fantasy trilogy have been pre-empted by Penguin Random House / Delacourte in a significant six-figure deal.
  • Debut author Danielle Jawando has signed with Simon & Schuster Children’s for her YA title And the Stars Were Burning Brightly.
  • Christi Daugherty has published an article in CrimeReads about her first job as a crime reporter in Savannah, an experience she drew from in The Echo Killing. Read the article here. She was also in New York this week signing copies in Barnes & Noble’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue.
  • In the run-up to publication of Holly Bourne‘s first adult novel How Do You Like Me Now?, Waterstones are partnering with Benefit makeup for the “Brow Do You Like Me Now?” Pre-Order Prize Draw. Pre-order your signed copy before midnight on Wednesday 13th June to be in with a chance of winning over £200 of Benefit beauty products.
  • Madeleine Milburn and Children’s & YA Agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes were at the Bologna Book Fair this week, you can read all about it here.