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Weekly Highlights: 30th June – 6th July 2018

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a No.1 New York Times Bestseller for the fourth week in a row.

In the UK, Eleanor is still number 4 in the charts this week with over 17,000 paperbacks sold, a jump of around 1000 copies on the previous week.

The book remains top of the UK digital charts and sits comfortably in the top three on Amazon Books. It also remains a top ten bestseller on Amazon Kindle, as well as being No. 1 in Ireland.

The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox is featured in the July Kindle Monthly Deal. It is priced at £1.99 for the duration of the month.

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor has been selected by Amazon as one of the ‘best mysteries and thrillers of 2018 so far’.

The Chalk Man has also been shortlisted for the Hebban Thriller Club Award. Hebban is the largest online reading community in the Netherlands and Flanders, with over 120,000 registered readers.

Caroline Mitchell is a finalist in the 2018 ITW Thriller Awards for Witness which is shortlisted for the Best E-Book Original Novel Award. The ITW Thriller Awards are organised by the International Thriller Writers organisation, and the ceremony will be held next week at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood has been nominated for Best First Novel at the 2018 Strand Critics Awards. The annual ceremony recognises excellence in the field of mystery fiction and publishing. This year’s judges include talent from USA Today and The Los Angeles Times, among others. The awards will be hosted by The Strand Magazine on the 11th July in New York City.

Sophie Johnathan, senior commissioning editor at Picador, and the editor of The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal, has been awarded the Shooting Star Award by The Bookseller. The award recognises new movers and shakers in the industry, and is given to the most impressive person on the publication’s annual Rising Stars list. The Doll Factory will be Picador’s lead debut fiction launch of 2019.

In the US, Berkley Publishing  have selected The Widow by Fiona Barton as a featured prize in their competition in partnership with Shudder. The successful entrant will win four thrillers including The Widow, and a one year subscription to Shudder, a premium film streaming service for fans of thrillers, suspense and horror. You enter for the chance to win here.