Our writers mean business

Our literary agents specialise in bestselling commercial fiction including thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, women's, chick-lit, accessible literary, comedy, children's and YA fiction. We have film and TV agents in the UK and US who help to bring our bestselling books to the big and small screen.

The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency was founded by Darley Anderson in 1988 and is based in London, with an office in Hay on Wye.

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Recent Bestsellers

Damaged
Martina Cole

A serial killer is in town and the race is on for DCI Kate Burrows. Stop the killer...

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John Connolly

An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the...

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The Woman in the Woods
John Connolly

It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered...

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Our Journal...

Thursday 19th April

Imran Mahmood s debut You Don t Know Me was met with critical acclaim on its hardback publication last year. The genre-bending crime novel (Ruth Ware) has since been chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, was named...

Friday 6th April

The dynamics of a family always make for a good story. You probably think your own family is not very interesting and that you re just like any other. But it s the small idiosyncrasies of each family member and the...

The most commercially minded agency in London

Our UK literary agents have a long history of producing commercial success for our authors in a broad variety of genres. Many of our writers are among the highest-paid, bestselling authors in the world.