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Weekly Highlights 13th-26th July

It’s been a sweltering week in London but that hasn’t stopped our brilliant authors from shining.

C.L. Taylor’s Sleep has been shortlisted for the  “Best eBook” at the Capital Crime Amazon Publishing Readers’ AwardsSleep has also surpassed an incredible 12,000 copies sold in hardback.

Melanie Golding’s Little Darlings is currently sitting at an outstanding No. 1 in the Apple Books Charts.

Holly Bourne’s hilariously honest contemporary novel, How Do You Like Me Now? has broken the brilliant 50,000 copies sold mark across all formats.

C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man won Best First Novel at the ThrillerFest Awards in New York. C.J. attended the awards ceremony and said she was ‘honoured, thrilled, bemused, amazed and totally bowled over’ on receiving the prize.

The results of the Dead Good Reader Awards came in at Harrogate Crime Festival last weekend. Fiona Barton’s The Suspect won the “Nosy Parker Award for the Best Amateur Detective” and Mark Edwards’ Last of the Magpies won “The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain”. Huge congratulations to both!

Kitty Wilson has been nominated for the Joan Hessayon  Award at the Romantic Novelists’ Association for her novel, The Cornish Village School: Breaking the Rules.

Leah Hazard has been announced as the official Midwife for the online community Netmums. She will be providing expert advice to questions posted on the forum to do with anything pregnancy and baby related.

Holly Bourne’s bewitching novella, What Magic Is This? was published this week. Holly will be signing copies of the book at YALC this weekend.

Laurence Anholt’s crime novel featuring an unlikely detective, Art of Death, was published last week.

On the foreign rights front, Helen Rutter’s My Name Is Billy Plimpton has sold to Editions Milan in France and German rights have gone to Atrium.

Ashley Audrain’s The Push has gone to Millenium Publishing in Bulgaria and Czech rights have sold to Euromedia.

Dutch rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Other People have gone to Bruna.

Portuguese rights to Holly Bourne’s It Only Happens in the Movies and Am I Normal Yet? have sold to 2020, and Spanish rights to Holly Bourne’s The Places I’ve Cried in Publihave sold to La Galera.