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Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied journalism at university and then pursued a successful career in journalism and as a copywriter for some of the country’s leading companies and design studios.

Her début novel DARKHOUSE was a Sunday Times bestseller, No. 1 Paperback in Ireland and has been translated into 18 languages.

Alex's first title for younger readers, THE TRIALS OF OLAND BORN: CURSE OF KINGS is out now!

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THE TRIALS OF OLAND BORN: Curse of Kings

In the tone of The Hobbit, comes the first thrilling story in an epic fantasy adventure, from a major new voice.

Fourteen-year-old Oland Born lives in dark times, in a world ruled by evil tyrant, Vilius Ren. Vilius and his fearsome, bloodthirsty army have wrecked the prosperous kingdom of Decresian, once ruled by good King Micah. Oland himself has been kept as Vilius’s servant in grim Castle Derrington, and he knows little about his past – or why Vilius keeps such a sharp, close eye on him.

One night, Oland finds a letter addressed to him, from the long-dead king. No sooner has he read the message than a mysterious stranger tries to kidnap him. Oland runs, the dead king’s warning ringing in his ears…

If Oland is to live he must restore the shattered kingdom. This is his quest. This is his curse. Let the trials of Oland Born begin. . .

The setting is a hugely atmospheric fantasy world of medieval castles, Romanesque games arenas, supernatural forests and harsh seas. Terrifying hybrid creatures and monsters abound – and Oland’s greatest ally is a girl called Delphi who has dark secrets of her own

Watch the brilliant book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyiRvfjRlsc

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth HarperCollins Children's
Brazil Bertrand Brasil
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Blood Loss

FBI agent Ren Bryce takes on her most heart-wrenching case yet when a fathers work places his young daughter in terrible danger

Every year Mark and Erica Whaley take a trip to Colorado to celebrate their wedding anniversary. This year they have more cause than ever to celebrate theyve finally been granted overnight access with Laurie, Marks 11-year-old daughter from his previous marriage. But their relaxing family break is shattered when they return from dinner in the hotel to find both Laurie and her 16-year-old babysitter, Shelby, missing.


Special Agent Ren Bryce will need to be at the top of her game to unravel the bizarre circumstances around this particular kidnapping. For it soon emerges that Mark has an awful lot to hide. But Ren has her own battles to fight. Without a psychologist since hers was killed four months previously, she knows shes headed for a manic episode, and she not sure she wants to stop it. The lives of two young girls are in Rens hands. But she might need to save herself before she can save them.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Harper
France Michel Lafon
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Blood Runs Cold

NO GRAVE IS DEEP ENOUGH TO BURY THE PAST

Kidnap and murder collide in Alex Barclays heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce.

When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters But as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up. And as one agent fights failure and hopelessness, another has left behind a trail that leads to a man with a dark past and even darker intentions.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Harper
France Michel Lafon
Germany Luebbe
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The Caller

NYPD Detective Joe Lucchesi is on the trail of a killer locked into a dark fantasy world that has come crashing into reality with devastating result and a rising body count. People are being murdered in their own apartments, their faces savagely beaten, their bodies discarded in their hallway for a loved one to find. Back on the job after a year out and a terrifying ordeal at the hands of a psychopath, Joe finds himself the reluctant lead in another high-profile investigation. And his problems don't end there, battling with physical pain and overwhelmed by friction in the task force and at home, Joe throws himself into his work. But just when he feels close to making a breakthrough, the investigation is rocked by tragedy and another victim's life is hanging in the balance.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Harper
Czech BB Art
France Michel Lafon
Germany Luebbe
Italy Kowalski Editore
Norway Pegasus
Russia AST
Taiwan Sharp Point Publishing
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Darkhouse

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. Escaping New York for the beautiful Irish Isle seemed the best way to escape the past for NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi and his family. But following the death of a girl in the local village, Joe soon finds out that the killer is closer to his past than he would care to remember.

From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond.In 1985 in a North Texas backwater, two teenage boys made a chilling pact that would unite them forever in a dark and twisted loyalty. Now one lies dead. And the man responsible is going to pay.When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south east coast of Ireland. They're happy. They're safe. And they're about to enter a nightmare more terrifying than the one they left behind. When a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks, Detective Lucchesi sets out to find the truth and uncovers a sinister trail that leads from the other side of the Atlantic and cuts directly to the very heart of his family.His wife is lying. His son is lying.And a killer is lying in wait.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Harper
Brazil Bertrand Brasil
Bulgaria Ciela
Czech BB Art
France Michel Lafon
Germany Luebbe
Greece Harlenic Hellas
Hungary Kelly Kft
Italy Kowalski Editore
Japan Hakurosha
Lithuania Jotema
The Netherlands De Fontein
Norway Pegasus
Poland Rebis
Portugal Campodo Letras Editores
Russia AST
Spain Editorial ViaMagna
Taiwan Sharp Point Publishing
Turkey Alfa / Artemis
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Time Of Death

Alex Barclay is back with another stunning Ren Bryce FBI thriller

NOWHERE TO RUN

FBI agent Ren Bryce’s hunt for some of the country’s most dangerous killers is about to turn into a nightmare. There is unfinished business between Ren and those she is pursuing, and soon she is forced to confront both personal and professional traumas.

NOWHERE TO HIDE

Then someone close to Ren is murdered and secrets from her past look set to be revealed, throwing her into a world of fear, paranoia and danger.

NO ONE TO TRUST

Dark forces are at work and someone is determined to destroy Ren’s life. But time is running out and Ren must catch a killer before he catches her…

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Harper
France Michel Lafon

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