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Weekly Highlights 2nd – 8th February

We’ve had a hugely busy week here at the Agency.

Teresa Driscoll’s third psychological thriller, The Promise, was published this week by Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer. All of Teresa’s thrillers, I Am Watching YouThe Friend and The Promise were featured in the Kindle Top 100 this week.

Irish Times bestselling author Fionnuala Kearney’s epic romance, The Book of Love was published yesterday in the UK by HarperCollins.

Fiona Valpy has been shortlisted for The Goldsboro Books Historical Romantic Novel Award at Romantic Novelists Association Award for The Beekeeper’s Promise.

On the Film & TV front, it was announced this week that Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad is set to be adapted by Gina Welsh, the screenwriter for Feud and Castle Rock.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is still in the top 3 in the New York Times fiction list. It was currently ranking at No. 3 this week in Fiction, No. 8 on the Combined E/Print list and No. 9 on the Audio list.

Fiona Barton’s The Suspect, which was published in the UK by Penguin Random House / Transworld on 24th January, is currently sitting at No. 18 in the Hardback charts.

Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood hit No. 10 in the Kindle Bestseller list this week.

Leah Hazard’s Hard Pushed was featured as an “Editor’s Pick” in The Bookseller this week. It was called a “glorious, life-giving memoir by a serving NHS midwife”:

Anna-Lou Weatherley’s The Couple on Cedar Close ranked at No.1 in psychological thrillers this week. Sales are now just shy of 30,000 copies.

HQ have acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to three further crime novels from bestselling novelist Darren O’Sullivan.

We have kicked off a new series of author interviews here at the agency to celebrate our brilliant authors. The interviews will be published monthly. You can see the first one, with Fionnuala Kearney here.

We’re thrilled to announce that Sarah Broadley has signed with the Agency, for her Middle Grade novel, The Boy Made of Stars. 

On the foreign rights front, Turkish rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Taking of Annie Thorne have gone to Pegasus.

And finally, the cover for Caroline Mitchell’s The Secret Child has been revealed: