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Weekly Highlights 28th September – 4th October

It’s been a hugely busy week on the publication front this week, plus we have some seriously exciting chart news! Here are the highlights.

C.L. Taylor’s sixth psychological thriller,  Sleep, which was only published last week, has already hit the Sunday Times bestseller list, currently ranking at an incredible No. 5. The chilling psychological thriller was voted as the Best eBook at the Capital Crime Festival, which took place over the weekend.

Fiona Barton has hit the paperback bestseller list this week, where her brilliant suspense novel, The Suspect is sitting pretty at No. 17. The novel is a Canadian Globe and Mail bestseller already.

Gail Honeyman’s multi-award winning, bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is ranking at No. 10 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Janelle Harris’ thriller, Under Lying is sitting at No. 2 on the Amazon First Reads chart this week.

Fiona Valpy’s stunning novel, The Dressmaker’s Gift was published this week by Amazon Publishing / Lake Union. It was reviewed in the UK’s bestselling weekly women’s magazine, Take a Break this week: “You’ll be immersed in this twisting, colourful tale.”

Holly Bourne’s brilliant new YA novel, The Places I’ve Cried In Public was published this week by Usborne – get your tissues at the ready!

Poonam Mistry celebrated the publication of two of her books this week – How The Stars Came to Be, which was written and illustrated by Poonam alone and published by Tate, and You’re Strong With Me which was illustrated by Poonam and written by Chitra Soundar, published by Lantana.

Michelle Elman was published in an essay collection this week, called Other People Don’t Feel Blue and Other Lies

The Proud anthology is on the YA Books Are My Bag YA shortlist this week, featuring three Agency authors – Cynthia So, Karen Lawler and Kameron White.

Elliott and Thompson have snapped up an essay collection on Motherhood curated by agency author, Katherine May, which features two other Agency authors, Leah Hazard and Michelle Adams.

Helen Rutter’s brilliant middle-grade book, The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh has sold to Scholastic UK.

Leah Mercer’s stunning, emotionally-charged novel, The Puzzle of You was published this week by Lake Union.

Catherine Emmett’s wonderful picture book about a swamp-dweller who grows orchids, The King of the Swamp, was snapped up by Simon & Schuster Children’s this week.

Daisy Jones’ exploration of modern queer culture, All The Things She Said went in a two book deal to Coronet this week.

Hebrew rights in Sea of Memories and The Dressmaker’s Gift/Fiona Valpy have gone to Kinneret