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Chris Carter - a winner in Germany

December 2018

The Sunday Times bestselling Gallery of the Dead by Chris Carter has been voted by readers in Germany as one of the most beloved crime novels of 2018! 

Lovely Books, the biggest digital reading community in Germany, awarded Chris the Silver Prize for his ninth outstanding Robert Hunter novel. 

Congratulations, Chris!

The Search For A New Jack Reacher Begins

November 2018

Tom Cruise previously starred as Jack Reacher in two major Hollywood movies but will not be reprising the role for TV.

Lee Child commended Cruise for all his work, saying, “I loved working with him, and he’s a terrific guy, and I loved what he did in both movies, but THE FANS never quite accepted the physicality aspect, so we’re making a change. But I’ll miss him and won’t hear a word against him.”

So the search is on to find a new Jack Reacher and now Lee is calling on fans everywhere to help him look out for an unknown actor (or relative unknown) to play Jack Reacher in the forthcoming series. Let them know! 

Lee Child's 23rd Jack Reacher Novel Past Tense is A Record Breaking, Worldwide No 1 Bestseller

November 2018

No 1 in the US on the New York Times hardback list.

No 1 in the US on the New York Times combined print and eBook list.

No 1 on the USA Today list. 

No 1 in the US on the Publishers Weekly list.

No 1 on the US Amazon Most Read and Most Sold lists.

No 1 in the UK on the Sunday Times list. 

No 1 in New Zealand.

No 1 in Australia.

Lee Child Breaks Another Personal Record

November 2018

Lee Child is No 1 again on the UK Bestseller chart. 

Past Tense, the latest in the phenomenal Jack Reacher series, went straight to No 1 on the charts after only 3 days on sale.

Past Tense sales figures are the highest he has ever achieved in this time period. 

After less than a week on sale Past Tense is well on the way to becoming the biggest selling original hardback fiction title of 2018!

7 Agency Authors Nominated for Awards

November 2018

The Darley Anderson Agency and Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency has a total of 7 authors nominated for awards.

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods, Tana French's The Witch Elm, Catherine Steadman's Something In The Water and BA Paris' Bring Me Back have all been nominated in categories for the goodreads Choice Awards 2018! You can vote for your favourite here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2018

Dave Rudden's Twelve Angels Weeping and Deirdre Sullivan's The Mother have been nominated for the Irish Book Awards in the YA and Short Story Category repsectively: https://www.irishbookawards.irish/2018-awards/

Illustrator Claire Powell's The Night Before the Night Before Christmas has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Prize! 

The Other Woman is Reese Witherspoon's pick

November 2018

Hollywood film star and producer Reese Witherspoon announced to her 15 million Instagram followers that The Other Woman is her November book club pick!

Reese called The Other Woman, 'A mess-with-your-mind thriller that’ll have your head spinning...that ending.'

The Hello Sunshine Book Club is a community that celebrates women's stories and has a huge following.

Congratulations to Sandie!  

One Dark Night is out now!

October 2018

One Dark Night, the latest gripping thriller by Tom Bale, is out now!

When a man goes to confront a reckless driver who put his family at risk, he's shocked to find a woman crying for help in the back of the car. Suddenly, he and his family are in danger too, in a story which has hooked early readers and bloggers.

Congratulations, Tom!

Dave Rudden's TWELVE ANGELS WEEPING is out today!

October 2018

Dave Rudden's Twelve Angels Weeping is published today! A collection of twelve chilling stories about the villains of the Doctor Who universe, Dave's novel is published by Penguin Random House and is available in all good bookshops. 

Congratulations Dave!

Deirdre Sullivan Receives her Second White Raven

October 2018

Congratulations to Deirdre Sullivan, whose collection of feminist fairytales, Tangleweed and Brine, is a White Raven for 2018.

White Raven books are recommended by the International Youth Library and Deidre is among 200 authors from 59 countries whose books have been chosen for this. The catalogue for the White Raven books for 2018 will be launched at Frankfurt Book Fair and exhibited at Bologna Book Fair in 2019.

The latest Jack Reacher Short Story Out Today in eBook!

October 2018

The Christmas Scorpion is out today in eBook for the first time! 

The short story was originally the Christmas Short Story for the Mail on Sunday's last year. 

A Promise to Kill in paperback

September 2018

It is Erik Storey's second book in the gripping Clyde Barr series. 

A Promise to Kill is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, pushing its no-hold-barred hero to new levels of improvisation and bare-knuckled blunt force.

TM Logan's Lies out now in the US!

September 2018

T M Logan's Lies has been a huge hit in the UK, becoming iBook's second biggest selling title of 2017. Now this compelling thriller is out in the US too. 

Joe Lynch's life begins to unravel when he happens to see his wife in a car park one day. But with this simple encounter, Joe is thrust into a nightmare, and he's forced to ask himself whether his whole life has been based on lies. 

Congratulations, Tim!

Cold, Cold Heart is out today!

August 2018

Cold, Cold Heart, the latest Kate Hanson Mystery by A J Cross, is out today!

In A J Cross's latest book, forensic psychologist Professor Kate Hanson reconsiders a ten-year-old murder after a judge overturns the original verdict. But this investigation sets her on a collision course with her own colleagues and risks her position at the Unsolved Crime Unit. 

Congratulations, Anne! 

Chris Carter - a sensation in Germany

August 2018

The ninth nail-biting Robert Hunter novel, Gallery of the Dead, is No.2 in Germany!

Published in Germany by renowned publishing house Ullstein, Chris' novel went straight to No.2 on Der Spiegel Bestsellers, after the first full week of sales. This is the highest German chart position of his career so far. 

Chris Carter is one of Germany's favourite international authors, with sales approaching 2 million copies sold across all his titles. His fifth novel One by One was voted the best thriller of the last 10 years by Vorablesen.de, a large online German book community. Germany is one of the biggest book markets in the world outside of the UK and US. 

Huge congratulations, Chris!

The US welcomes The Other Woman

August 2018

The outstanding debut by Sandie Jones is published today in the US by Minotaur.

One reader said, "What an incredible read. Pammie was such a compelling and unique villain . . . It's a definite must-read this summer!"

US readers, come and meet Pammie, the Monster-in-Law. Get your copy today! 

The Secret is out...now

July 2018

The sixth addictive thriller from the bestselling KL Slater, is published today by Bookouture. 

Angela Marsons said, ‘From the very first page I was captivated… I gobbled up every single word and absolutely flew towards the tense, secret-filled climax that delivered over and over again until I finished the story positively breathless. I am already awaiting the next one with impatient anticipation.'

Make sure you get your copy today.

Congratulations, KL Slater!

Forgive Me Not - out now

July 2018

The latest novel from bestselling author Samantha Tonge, is published today by Canelo.

Forgive Me Not is an unforgettable story about regret and redemption, as a woman returns to the family home she once fled, trying to make amends for her past mistakes - but is all easily forgiven?

This is Samantha's first novel with Canelo and a new direction for the author. Her previous titles include the Kindle Top 10 bestsellers A Game Of Scones and Breakfast Under A Cornish Sun

John Connolly as UNESCO Athens' Special Guest

July 2018

John Connolly was in Athens last week as a special guest at the UNESCO World Book Capital of 2018. 

The #1 Sunday Times bestselling Charlie Parker series is also a huge hit in Greece, where it is published by Harlenic Hellas. 

Hundreds of fans came to the Onassis Cultural Center where John was in conversation with Elias Maglinis, author and editor-in-chief of the Kathimerini newspaper. They discussed ' The Charlie Parker series and its genesis: Supernatural, crime, politics'. John also featured in a number of publications and broadcasts across the country. 

Magnificent Martina Marks 26 Years With a Marvellous No 1

July 2018

Martina Cole's Damaged has gone to the No 1 spot on both the Sunday Times Paperback Bestseller List and the UK Offical Top 50. Her sales this week have increased by 45%.

This is Martina's 12th UK Official Top 50 No 1 and the 17th Mass Market fiction No 1! 


No Further Questions is out on eBook!

July 2018

No Further Questions, the third novel by Sunday Times bestselling author Gillian McAllister, is out now on eBook. 

It tells the heartwrenching story of sisters Martha and Becky, whose relationship is put to the test when police accuse Becky of murdering Martha's baby daughter. 

Congratulations, Gilly! 


The Love of a Family is out today!

June 2018

The Love of a Family by Rebecca Shaw is out today in hardback! 

The Love of a Family is a heartwarming novel about the importance of family and being there for one another.

This is the last novel from the much-loved author, who sadly passed away in 2015. 

Damaged Out in Paperback Today!

June 2018

Martina Cole's Sunday Times Bestseller Damaged is out today in paperback!

'With the return of some of her best-loved characters and lashings of her usual grit, Cole fans will lap this up' Heat

Martina was on Desert Island Discs Sunday 24 June, but don't worry if you missed it, it's on iTunes, BBC iPlayer and there's a repeat tomorrow 29 June at 9.00

John Connolly's he Out in Paperback

June 2018

John Connolly's award winning he, a fascinating look at Golden Age Hollywood and one of "real merit", is out in paperback today. 

he is "Wildly original in its methods, it is addictively readable in its outcome"

Martina Receives Honorary Doctorate from Cork

June 2018

Martina Cole received an Honorary Doctor of Literature from Cork University Cork. 

This is a wonderful recognition for Martina. She has sold over 10 million copies and has 15 UK original No.1 titles. 

"She's a total one-off".

Top 10 Pick for John

June 2018

John Connolly's latest Charlie Parker Thriller The Woman in the Woods has been chosen for the New York Times "10 New Books We Recommend This Week"

You can view the list here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/books/review/10-new-books-we-recommend-this-week.html?emc=edit_nn_20180615&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=7710297320180615&te=1

Great News!

Wishes Under the Willow Tree published today in the UK!

June 2018

Phaedra Patrick’s second novel, Wishes Under the Willow Tree, is published today in the UK by HQ Stories.

In the small village of Noon Sun, Benedict and Estelle thought they’d found their happy ever after. But, unable to have the children they’ve longed for, their marriage has hit the rocks and Estelle has moved out. Devastated but unwilling to accept defeat, jeweller Benedict vows to win her back – he just doesn’t know how.

The unexpected – and uninvited – arrival of his estranged sixteen-year-old niece, Gemma, is the last thing he needs. But when a decades old secret is brought to light, Benedict and Estelle realise they’re not the only ones in need of a second chance. And that maybe the family they wished for has been there all along…

Phaedra’s first novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, was a bestseller and Phaedra has already received wonderful reviews for this uplifting and charming second novel.

John Connolly's Sunday Time No 1 Now Available in the US

June 2018

The Woman in the Woods, which went straight to No 1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller Chart is out in the US today. 

"Another winner in a consistently hgih-quality series."

Something in the Water is Reese's June Book Pick!

June 2018

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman has been selected by Reese Witherspoon as her June Book Pick for Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine.

Announcing her choice, Reese said: “Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman is a psychological thriller that captivated me from page one [...]. What unfolds from there makes for a wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!” 

Film and TV rights have also been optioned by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine.

Something in the Water will be out on 5th June in the US, and in the UK on 26th July. The audiobook, narrated by Catherine herself, is featured as part of Audible's showcase of Reese's Book Club picks, and will be available on 5th June in both the US and the UK. 


Kiss Me, Kill Me, out now in paperback!

May 2018

J.S. Carol's new book, Kiss Me, Kill Me is out now in paperback!

Kiss Me, Kill Me is, in the words of Lee Child, a 'truly sinister domestic noir', and early readers have been hooked by the story of Zoe, who tries to escape her abusive husband Daniel.

Congratulations, James!  

The Other Woman is a Thumping Good Read

May 2018

The highly anticipated The Other Woman by Sandie Jones has been selected for WHSmith's exclusive Thumping Good Reads Award shortlist! 

Altogether seven titles are in the running for the £10,000 prize, with authors Peter James and Jojo Moyes lined up as judges.

The campaign, which is exclusive to W H Smith and originally launched in the early 1990’s, “aims to provide readers with a selection of books they simply can’t put down”. 

The judges will collaborate to select their favourite 'Thumping Good Read’ of 2018. Their joint decision of their preferred title will make up half of the vote with the other half of the vote decided by readers, who will be able to choose their favourite title by visiting W H Smith’s ‘Thumping Good Read’ blog.

Chris Carter Wins in Warsaw

May 2018

#1 bestselling author Chris Carter has won the Best International Crime Novel Award at the Warsaw Book Fair for I Am Death, the 7th oustanding novel in the Robert Hunter series! 

Chris Carter's novels are sold in 19 languages and has with legions of fans across the globe. In Germany alone, he has sold over 2 million copies! 

Congratulations, Chris! 

You Were Gone is out today!

May 2018

You Were Gone, the ninth book in Tim Weaver's bestselling David Raker Missing Persons series, is out today!

David Raker is called to a police station to find a woman who claims to be his late wife, Derryn. Derryn died eight years ago -- but this woman looks just like her, and knows everything about him. Raker's life and sanity now rests on convincing the police -- and himself -- that the real Derryn is dead, and discovering this woman's true motive. 

Congratulations, Tim!

Lee Child Does it Again

May 2018

Having conquered the UK and holding the No 1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks after Publication The Midnight Line has now gone to No 1 in the US.

The Midnight Line is currently No 1 on 3 seperate lists in the US; Barnes and Nobles, Publisher's Weekly and the National Indie Bestseller List.

An emphatic transatlantic success yet again for Lee Child. 

One Summer in Rome

May 2018

The light, sunny and romantic One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge is published by Carina today! 

The perfect beach read, one reader said: ‘Food, family and a Roman romance – this is the perfect summer read!’

Congratulations Samantha! 

A Month in the Top 10

May 2018

John Connolly's No 1 Bestseller The Woman in the Woods has spent a month in the Sunday Times Bestseller Chart!

he, Out Today in the US

May 2018

John Connolly's Literary Masterpiece he is out in hardback in the US today. 

he is the fictionalised retelling of one of the most iconic but mysterious screen icons: Stan Laurel. he is a "a stunning work that places readers into the Golden Age of Hollywood". 

he won the RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners' Choice Award at the BGE Irish Book Awards 2017!

Kerry Fisher's hooked a great new deal

April 2018

We are delighted to announce that bestselling author Kerry Fisher has signed a new 2 book deal with Bookouture! 

Fisher’s novels have now sold over half a million copies for Bookouture and The Silent Wife was one of Amazon UK’s Top 10 Bestselling Kindle Titles of 2017.

Bookouture will also be working with fellow Hachette divisions Little, Brown Book Group in the UK and Grand Central Publishing in the US to release the paperback editions of The Silent Wife, which will be published by both Sphere and Grand Central in autumn 2018.

Congrautlations, Kerry!

John Connolly Continues to Enthrall

April 2018

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods is No 3 this week, following cloesly behind Jo Nesbo and Ruth Jones.

His overall sales this week are ahead of last years, as the incredible Charlie Parker series gains more and more fans!

Murray Glides Into Top 10

April 2018

Annie Murray has soared into the Top 10 after her first full week of sales.

Sisters of Gold jumped up an impressive 9 spots from last week.

This is the 4th year in a row that Annie has achieved a Top 10 poisition! 

Darley Does It Again. With simultaneous No 1's on the Hardback and Paperback Sunday Times Fiction Bestseller Lists

April 2018

The amazing John Connolly holds the No 1 Hardback spot with The Woman in the Woods. This is the third year in a row that John has gone straight to the No 1 spot on publication.

Unsuprisingly Lee Child’s The Midnight Line has gone straight to No 1 on the Paperback List.

In Hardback The Midnight Line in hardback was the Sunday Times Double Silver Medal Winner of 2017.

Yet further evidence in the Agency's 30th Anniversary Year that it's the most commercial Agency in London.


Annie Murray's New Book Out Today!

April 2018

Sunday Times Bestseller, Annie Murray has a new book out today: Sister's of Gold.

Sister's of Gold, "A tale of passion and empathy which will keep you hooked", is the first in the new trilogy set in Birmingham. It follows two sister's who can't seem to out-run their past. 

The Other Woman has arrived...

March 2018

The dark and compelling debut novel from exciting new talent, Sandie Jones, is published in e-book in the UK today!

Get ready to meet 'the mother-in-law from hell'. Pammie may seem sweet and kind to everyone else but Emily knows she'll stop at nothing to get what she wants... 

Early reviews have been fantastic, Phoebe Morgan today said, 'Compulsive reading, snappy dialogue... The Other Woman is going to be big.'

Pick up your copy here for a limited time deal of 98p!

Congratulations Sandie!

A Seven-Letter Word is a Brilliant Book!

March 2018

Kim Slater's touching second novel A Seven-Letter Word has won the Brilliant Book Award 2018!

Kim was thrilled and said, 'I’ve made no secret of the fact that the BBA is a very special award for me, as the winning book is chosen by student reading groups at Nottinghamshire and Derby schools. As a Nottinghamian, born and bred, and living only two miles from the city, it means so much that local students are enjoying my books!'

Congratulations Kim!

The Most Commercial Agency in London Lives Up to Its Reputation

March 2018

This week on the UK bestseller charts, the No.1 commercial agency in London, Darley Anderson Literary, TV &Film Agency, has three authors in the Top 10.

With her nail-biting new thriller, Bring Me Back, B A Paris comes in at No.9 on the paperback charts, with John Connolly's searing Charlie Parker novel A Game of Ghosts coming in at No.10. 

On the hardback bestsellers, Chris Carter's Gallery of the Dead rockets back into the charts and into the No.10 spot. 

Several other DA Agency authors appear across the bestsellers lists this week, including TM Logan, Margaret Dickinson and powerhouse Lee Child, who appears twice. 

An outstanding achievement for all. Awesome.

A Game of Ghosts out today

March 2018

The paperback edition of A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly is out today! 

29 Seconds out today in paperback!

March 2018

29 Seconds is out today in paperback, following on from its eBook publication in January - see the trailer here

This is the story of Sarah, a woman being harrassed by her boss. But when Sarah rescues a girl in trouble, she is unexpectedly offered a reward by a powerful man: the ability to make any one person disappear, with no consequences.

Congratulations, TM Logan!  

Kiss Me, Kill Me out now on eBook!

February 2018

J.S. Carol's new book, Kiss Me, Kill Me is out now on eBook!

Kiss Me, Kill Me is, in the words of Lee Child, a 'truly sinister domestic noir', and early readers have been hooked by the story of Zoe, who tries to escape her abusive husband Daniel. 

Congratulations, James! 

A New Novel from Sunday Times Bestseller Margaret Dickinson

February 2018

The Poppy Girls, by Sunday Times bestseller Margaret Dickinson, is out today.

It is the first in the new Maitland Trilogy, a courageous family saga which follows Pips Maitland as she joins the Flying Ambulance Corps to go the Front Lines during World War 1. 

The Poppy Girls is Margaret's 25th book to be published with Pan Macmillan!

Anything You Do Say - can and will be a bestseller

February 2018

We are so thrilled that Anything You Do Say, the second unmissable thriller from Gillian McAllister has climbed to No.12 on the UK bestsellers chart! 

Everything But The Truth, Gillian's first novel also rocketed into the bestsellers chart last year, we can't wait to see what she does next. 

Congratulations, Gillian!

Anything You Do Say - out now

January 2018

The paperback for Anything You Do Say, Gillian McAllister's second outstanding psychological suspense novel, is published today.

Gillian's first novel, Everything But The Truth, was a Sunday Times No.6 bestseller.

Congratulations Gillian! 

Transatlantic Success Second Week in a Row

January 2018

Lee Child's short story collection No Middle Name is a simultaneous No.1 for the second week in a row in the US and UK!

Another remarkable record for Child and Reacher.

Lee Child is a Transatlantic No 1...again

January 2018

The paperback edition of Lee Child's collection of Jack Reacher short stories, No Middle Name, is simultaneously No.1 in the UK and US.

This is a rare feat for an author, to not only be No.1 in both the US and UK at the same time, but also to have a collection of short stories holding the prestigious top spot. This success is truly a testament to the unstoppable Jack Reacher.

It's automatic: Jack Reacher gets off a bus and Lee Child lands on the bestseller list.

Princess Scallywag's out today!

January 2018

The fantastic Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight, illustrated by supertalent Claire Powell is published today. 

This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort!

The laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book is for girls and boys age four and up.

No Middle Name Out in Paperback

January 2018

The US paperback edition of Lee Child's Jack Recaher short story collection No Middle Name is out today. 

No Middle Name was No 2 on the NYT Bestseller list on publication in hardback in 2017!

BBC Confirms Cast For Tana French's Dublin Murders Series

December 2018

Killian Scott (Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) are both confirmed as the leading detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox in the TV adaptation of Tana French’s internationally bestselling first two novels, In The Woods and The Likeness. Scott and Greene are joined by a predominantly Irish cast who have starred in hit TV shows including Game of Thrones and Vikings.

The eight part series, Dublin Murders, will be shown on BBC One, Starz and RTÉ. Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None; Ordeal By Innocence) has written the screenplay.

BBC Executive Producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff says: “Dublin Murders is set to be a distinctive and thrilling new crime series for the BBC audience.”

Tana French is a New York Times Bestselling author, her novels have been translated into 35 languages.

For more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/dublin-murders


The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas is a Bestseller!

November 2018

The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas, the beautiful Christmas picture book illustrated by rising star Claire Powell, is a UK bestseller! 

Set to be the Christmas book of 2018, Waterstones have called it 'a classic in the making' and selected it as one of their Top 10 Christmas Reads of 2018. 

Claire has also recently been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for her work on The Night Before, The Night Before Christmas.

Huge congratulations to Claire!

One Christmas in New York is out now

November 2018

The most fun and heartwarming novel of the season is out today!

One Christmas in New York is the latest brilliant rom-com from the award-winning writer Mandy Baggot. 

A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter.

Congratulations, Mandy! 

Tana Hits No 1 Again

November 2018

Tana French's The Witch Elm is No 1 again in the US, this time on the LA Times.

This follows on from The Witch Elm claiming the No 1 spot on the National US Indies List. 

25th Anniversary Edition for Martina Cole

November 2018

The Ladykiller, the Queen of Crime's 2nd novel, is out ina special edition hardback for the first time ever today.

Peter James, in the introduction, proclaims Martina Cole as a genius.

She has spent more weeks in the No 1 Original Fiction Spot than any other adult fiction novelist.

The Ladykiller is the first in the DI Kate Burrows Series and is just as gripping 25 years on. 

Closer by K.L. Slater is out today

October 2018

K.L. Slater's seventh novel, Closer, is out today!
In this spine-chilling psychological thriller, a mother must find out what her ex-husband's new partner is hiding, as she is terrified her daughter is in danger. 

Congratulations, Kim!  

Tana French Goes Straight to the US Top Spot

October 2018

In the first week of publication Tana French's The Witch Elm is No 1 on the US National Indie's List. 

The Witch Elm is highly acclaimed, with Stephen King calling it "incandescent.... an extraordinary new novel . . . (that) Thomas Hardy could have written in his prime."

The New York Times has announced The Witch Elm as "Tana French's best and most intricately nuanced novel yet." 

In A Class By Herself

October 2018

The Witch Elm, Tana French's latest novel is out in the US today.

The New York Times most influential Book Reviewer and Critic, Janet Maslin, acclaims Tana French with The Witch Elm as "in a class by herself as a superb psychological novelist."

Tana has been on the New York Times bestseller list many times and her previous novel, The Trespasser, entered the NYT List at No 2.  

No Further Questions is Out Today

October 2018

The third novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Gillian McAllister, is out in paperback today. 

Critically acclaimed and already widely reviewed, Grazia has said this compulsive thriller is 'A perfectly plotted courtroom drama and an emotional roller-coaster in one book.' and the Sunday Times Crime Club have said 'It's as tense as a piano string but vibrates with a heartfelt examination of motherhood and sisterly relationships that lifts it above the usual female-centric grip lit.'

Congratulations Gillian! 

KL Slater has sold over 1 million copies!

September 2018

KL Slater has now sold over 1 million copies of her novels, from November 2016, when her debut thriller, Safe With Me, was published.

KL Slater's editor, Lydia Vassar-Smith at Bookouture, congratulated Kim, saying, "Kim has achieved an incredible milestone in a very short time and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving author."  

Kim herself said that she'd never have anticipated this when she joined Bookouture in 2016. “I feel truly grateful to my fantastic readers, my brilliant editor and the whole Bookouture team.”

Kim's latest thriller, Closer, will be out in October.

Congratulations, Kim! 

Chris Carter: Sunday Times Bestseller Yet Again

September 2018

Chris Carter is a top 5 Sunday Times Bestseller for the second year in a row. 

In the first full week of sales Chris' Gallery of the Dead jumped up 5 places to the No 5 spot. He also No 9 on the combined fiction and non-fiction chart! 

Sunday Times Bestseller Gallery of the Dead Out in Paperback

September 2018

Chris Carter's Gallery of the Dead is availble now in paperback.

The No 1 bestselling Detective Hunter series is as addictive as a TV box set, and in the class of Jeffrey Deaver. 

You Don't Know Me shortlisted for Glass Bell Award

August 2018

Imran Mahmood's You Don't Know Me has been shortlisted for the 2018 Glass Bell Award. 

The Glass Bell was set up by Goldsboro Books in 2017 to award standout novels across all genres. 

Imran is in the excellent company of fellow-shortlistees Gail Honeyman, Ali Land, John Boyne, Nathan Hill and Laura Purcell. The winner will be announced at a party at Goldsboro Books on Thursday 27th September 2018.

Congratulations, Imran! 

Thomas Cooper Returns!

August 2018

Jack Ford's explosive new thriller Dead Edge is out today. 

Thomas Cooper has to race against the clock with his partner and estranged wife Maddie, racing from Washington to Burkina Faso to stop a terrible threat becoming a murderous reality. 

"an absolutely cracking first rate thriller"

Finding Felix by Jo Platt is out today!

August 2018

Jo Platt's fourth feel-good romantic Finding Felix is out today. 

When Dot's grandmother is on her deathbed, Dot is desperate to make her happy, so she pretends she has a boyfriend – Felix, a childhood friend. But Nanny Flo makes a surprise recovery, and there's a family wedding coming up... so Dot has only a few weeks to find Felix. 

Congratulations, Jo!


Something in the Water is out today in the UK!

July 2018

Catherine Steadman's debut thriller, Something in the Water, is out today in the UK, following its release in US and in audio last month.

Couple Erin and Mark fly to Bora-Bora for the perfect honeymoon. But one day, when Mark takes Erin scuba diving, they make a discovery which tests their character and changes the course of their lives.

Something in the Water reached no. 9 in the New York Times combined bestseller list, and reached no. 1 in the New York Times audio bestseller list. 

Congratulations, Catherine! 

Marvellous Martina

July 2018

Martina Cole is in the Top 5 for the 3rd week running since paperback publication of Damaged.

Sales of Damaged are higher than the same week for her last paperback, Betrayal.

26 years and still at the top.

Claire Powell's Double Publication Day

July 2018

Claire Powell's star continues to be on the rise. The mega-talented illustrator has two books published today.

Can Octo find some pants to fit? Let's find out how this ends! The wonderfully original Octopants is published by Little Tiger today, written by Suzy Senior. 

And join Santa as he rushes to get everything ready before Christmas Eve in this hilarious and beautifully illustrated The Night Before The Night Before Christmas. The harback illustrated which features Kes Gray as author. 

The Phenomenal Martina Cole: 26 Years and Still at the Top

July 2018

Her new paperback Damaged was releaed on 28 June and after just three days "The Queen of Crime" is just a few hundred copies shy of the No 1 spot on the Bookscan Bestseller List. 

Sami's Silver Lining Available Now!

June 2018

The next installment in the Lost and Found series, Sami's Silver Lining, is Published today!

Sami's Silver Linings is the story of Sami, he was forced to flee his home in Syria and make the perilous and haunting journey to safety. But the past continues to stay with him, can his new friends help him find a silver lining?

"Touching, tender and unforgettable" Guardian 

The Most Commercially Minded Agency in London Lives Up to its Name

June 2018

The Darley Anderson Agency has two books on the New York Times Bestseller Hardcover List.

B A Paris' 3rd book, Bring Me Back is No 13. It is also No 10 on the US Bookscan List!

Catherine Steadman's debut, Something in the Water, is No 11. It is also No 14 on the US Bookscan List!

In the UK Sandie Jones' debut, The Other Woman, is No 40 on the paperback bestseller list and No 1 on the Heat Seekers List. An incredible achievement for a debut.

Our Writers Mean Business. 

Sleeper 13 out today in paperback!

June 2018

Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair is out today in paperback.

Sleeper 13 has received glowing reader reviews since it was first published in eBook in March. This action-packed thriller, the first in a series, follows the quest of Aydin, who trained since childhood to become an insurgent, but who is now determined to hunt down his captors. 

Congratulations, Rob!  

Bring Me Back is out today in the US!

June 2018

Bring Me Back, the third novel by the million-copy bestselling author B A Paris, is out today in the US!

Bring Me Back was a Sunday Times bestseller when it was released in the UK in March. It tells the story of Finn, who discovers signs that his ex-girlfriend Layla is back -- but Layla vanished 12 years ago, and now he's engaged to her sister. 

Congratulations, B A Paris!

Something In the Water Glides Straight Into The Top 10

June 2018

In it's first week of sale Catherine Steadman's Something In the Water has gone straight onto the New York Times Bestseller List. 

She is simultaneously No.11 on the NYT Hardcover List and No.9 on the Combined Print and eBook List! 

Something In the Water is out in the UK on 26th July.

Jacqui Rose Returns

June 2018

Jacqui Rose has a new crime novel out in eBook today! 

Toxic picks up with Vaughn and Alfie when they decide to return to Essex for a lucrative business deal, but things don't go as smoothly as planned for the pair. Alfie is knocked sideways when he bumps into his childhood sweetheart Bree who is trapped in a killer relationship.

Jacqui's crime novels have sold over 500,000 copies across all formats. And Toxic has already gone to No.1 on the Amazon genre charts.

The paperback of Toxic is out July 12.

The Other Woman out in Paperback in the UK!

June 2018

Sandie Jones’ gripping debut, The Other Woman, is out today in the UK in paperback.

When Emily meets Adam she knows he is the One.
That together they can deal with anything that is thrown at them.
But lurking in the shadows is another woman, Pammie.
Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother.
There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants . . .

The audio and ebook editions were released in March. The Other Woman has been chosen as one of seven titles in the newly launched WH Smith’s Thumping Good Reads promotion – make sure to vote for her!

The US edition is out on the 21st August 2018.

Something in the Water is out today in the US!

June 2018

Catherine Steadman's debut thriller, Something in the Water, is out today in the US.

Couple Erin and Mark fly to Bora-Bora for the perfect honeymoon. But one day, when Mark takes Erin scuba diving, they make a discovery which tests their character and changes the course of their lives. 

The audio edition, narrated by the Catherine herself, is out today in the UK as well. 

Congratulations, Catherine!

The Kissing Booth on Netflix

June 2018

The Netflix adaptation of The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles, is currently one of the most watched movies in the world, according to Netflix's programming chief, Ted Sarandos. 

Sarandos explained on Deadline that it was “one of the most watched movies in the world right now” and No. 4 in IMDB rankings behind tentpole releases like Deadpool 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Avengers: Infinity War.

In just one month, the trailer alone has racked up over 10.3 million views on YouTube and fans are already campaigning for a sequel. 

Beth originally wrote the story when she was 14 and published it on Wattpad. She was an undeniable Wattpad sensation with over 1 million people reading her YA novel. 

Don't miss out, be sure to head over to Netflix to watch The Kissing Booth!

Hunted is out today!

May 2018

Hunted, the second book in G X Todd's Voices series, is out today! 

In a world where the biggest threat is the voice inside your head, a boy is on a quest to find a girl... before the Other does.

Todd's first book, Defender, has been highly acclaimed and compared to Stephen King's The Stand

Congratulations, Gemma! 

Tangleweed & Brine wins CBI Book of the Year!

May 2018

Deirdre Sullivan, rising star in YA fiction, has won the CBI Book of the Year Award 2018 for her dark, feminist fairytale collection Tangleweed & Brine. 

The judges said, "This remarkable book is a significant and timely contribution to Irish young-adult literature and feminist literature for young people. Deirdre Sullivan's simultaneously rich, delicate and stark text is powerfully enhanced by Karen Vaughan's haunting black and white illustrations.

Combining the timeless allure of dark fantasy with subversive explorations of female embodiment and systems of women's suffering and triumphs, this incisive, exquisite collection promises an enthralling and unsettling experience."

Congratulations, Deirdre!

The Chocolate Factory Ghost selected for The Tom Fletcher Book Club

May 2018

The outstanding middle-grade novel The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell, illustrated by our mega-talented Claire Powell, has been selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club!

10 books were selected for the highly coveted promotion at WHSmith. Tom Fletcher hopes that his selection of books will  'get your kids eyeballs away from those touchscreens and into some great books. I hope they'll find their imaginations fuelled by the book club books and feel inspired to start writing and creating stories themselves.'

Congratulations, Claire! 

Kim Slater's The Boy Who Lied out now

May 2018

How can a liar uncover the truth?

The fourth novel from multi-award-winning Kim Slater is published today by Macmillian Children's Books!

The Boy Who Lied is a sensitive and engaging novel about brotherhood, hardship and being yourself.

Congratulations, Kim!

The Things We Need To Say is published today

May 2018

The emotional and inspiring The Things We Need To Say by Rachel Burton is published today by HQ Digital today!

One reader said, 'Rachel Burton has written from the heart as she unintentionally becomes the voice of everything we need to say.'

Congratulations Rachel! 

Sisters of Gold Enjoys A Month in the Top 20

May 2018

Annie Murray's latest exceptional saga Sisters of Gold has spent the month since publication in the Top 20. 

Sisters of Gold was No 10 on the Sunday Times Besteller List, and is the 4th novel in row of Annie's that has entered the top 10! 

Pick up a copy for a Bank Holiday Weekend treat! 

The "flawless and highly suspenseful" A Game of Ghosts Available in US Paperback Now

May 2018

The 15th instalment in the bestselling Charlie Parker series by "master of the macrabre" John Connolly is maybe his creepiest yet.

You won't be able to read it quick enough. 

UK Library Most Borrowed Books

April 2018

Lee Child has held the top spot almost continuously on this list since 2010. 

For the year to date he's at the top twice. First with the 22nd Jack Reacher title The Midnight Line and second with the 21st title in the series Night School.

You Don't Know Me is out today in paperback!

April 2018

Imran Mahmood's unique and powerful debut, You Don't Know Me, is out today in paperback! 

In London a young man stands accused of murder. All the evidence points to him - but the Defendant sacks his lawyer, and tells his own, extraordinary story. 

This “genre-bending crime novel” (Ruth Ware) has since been chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, was named one of The Telegraph’s crime books of the year, and was a 2018 World Book Night title.

Congratulations, Imran! 

Lee Child Breaks His Own Record

April 2018

Lee Child is No 1 for a second week in a row.

The Midnight Line sales increased by 33% on last week and are his biggest ever full week sales for a paperback. 


Another First for Lee Child

April 2018

Lee Child is now the highest earning Adult Fiction author in Australia and New Zealand. 

Nobody Does it Better.

The Woman in the Woods, Out Now!

April 2018

The next instalment in the Sunday Times No 1 bestselling selling Charlie Parker series is out today. 

John Connolly's The Woman in the Woods is "another trimpuh" and a read that shouldn't be missed. 

The Midnight Line is a Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick

April 2018

Lee Child's No 1 Sunday Times Bestsller The Midnight Line is out today in paperback.

It's also a Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick!


KL Slater's Blinking Good!

March 2018

Bookouture have ordered 3 more compulsive psychological thrillers from #2 Kindle bestselling author KL Slater.

The prolific author has published 5 novels in just over a year and a half and she has since sold well over 800,000 copies across all titles.

Her second novel and bestseller Blink will be published in paperback this October by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the US.

This marks an exciting new chapter in the author's career, and we can't wait to see what comes next! 

The Endless King is published today

March 2018

The final novel in Dave Rudden's epic Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, The Endless King, is published today!

This award-winning series is not to be missed, for adults and children alike. Sharp, funny and filled with action, it is particularly good for kids who might be too young for Buffy but are already outwitting you. Don't just take our word for it, see below:

'Clever, dark and fun..wonderful style, reminded me of Douglas Adams' - R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Point Horror series. 

Be sure to pick up two copies, one for you one for your kid, here.

Congratulations Dave!

Tangleweed & Brine shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year!

March 2018

The outstanding Tangleweed & Brine by super-YA-talent Deirdre Sullivan has been shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Award 2018!

CBI Book of the Year Awards are the leading children’s book awards in Ireland, past winners include Eoin Colfer and John Boyne. 

Congratulations Deirdre!

Bring Me Back by B A Paris is out today!

March 2018

Bring Me Back, the highly-anticipated third novel from million-copy bestselling author B A Paris, is out today! 

When Finn starts finding some mysterious Russian dolls, which his ex-girlfriend, Layla, collected, he knows immediately that someone wants him to believe that Layla is back. But Layla disappeared 12 years ago, presumed dead, and he's just announced his engagement with Layla's sister, Ellen. In Bring Me Back, Finn tries to get to the bottom of this disturbing mystery - and in true B A Paris style, is absolutely unputdownable.

Congratulations, B A Paris! 


Sleeper 13 out now on eBook!

March 2018

Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair is out now on eBook! 

This action-packed thriller follows the quest of Aydin, who trained since childhood to become an insurgent, but who is now determined to hunt down his captors. 

Congratulations, Rob! 

Ghost by Helen Grant - a Gothic novel you won't want to miss

February 2018

Critically-acclaimed Helen Grant's chilling new novel Ghost is published by Fledgling Press today!

It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Augusta, a girl who has been kept in isolation, a secret from the world...and herself. Dark, gripping and mysterious Ghost is a Gothic tale of first love, terrible secrets and brutal truths. 

Here's what readers are saying: 

'It is easy to tell you that it's a superb book, beautifully written and with a tense and gripping storyline that draws you in and then keep you engaged to the very end.' - Undiscovered Scotland

'This is a beautifully written book. Not that I’d expect anything else from Helen Grant.' - Book Witch

'Highly propulsive, incredibly seductive. A masterclass in how to develop intrigue and heighten tension. I loved it.'-  CJ Skuse, author of SWEETPEA

Gallery of the Dead Out Today

February 2018

The hardback of Chris Carter's latest thriller, Gallery of the Dead, is out today.

The No.1 Bestselling series returns with Detective Robert Hunter chasing a serial killer who views murder as an art form. Welcome to the Gallery of the Dead.

29 Seconds out now on eBook!

January 2018

29 Seconds is out today on eBook! It is the second novel from TM Logan, author of the bestselling Lies.

The heroine of this gripping story is Sarah, who is being harrassed by her predatory boss. But when Sarah rescues a girl in trouble, she is unexpectedly offered a reward by a powerful man: the ability to make any one person disappear, with no consequences. 

Congratulations, TM Logan! 

A New Map of Love Out in Paperback

January 2018

Abi Oliver's heartwarming book A New Map of Love is out in paperback today.

Perfect for chasing the January blues away.

The Love of a Family is out now!

January 2018

Rebecca Shaw's last novel, The Love of a Family, is out now on eBook!

The Love of a Family is a heartwarming novel from the much-loved author about the importance of family and being there for one another.

Rebecca finished this book before she passed away in 2015.

The No 1 Commercial Agency in London Lives Up to Its Reputation

January 2018

In 2017 the Darley Anderson Literary Agency had 20 No.1 Bestsellers in the UK, US and Commonwealth markets. 

Many of our other authors also entered into the Top 10 for the first time, or achieved higher positions on the Bestseller charts than previously. 

This is an amazing achievement for the authors. 

Lee Child Wins Double Silver Medal

January 2018

Lee Child ended 2017 as a double silver medal winner on the Sunday Times Chart. 

He won the Silver Medal for bestelling hardback for his 22nd novel The Midnight Line and the Silver Medal for bestelling hardback 2017 with Night School.

The Midnight Line has not only been in the Top 2 since publication 7 weeks ago, but it has also featured consistently on the NYT Bestseller List in the US.

Night School has been on the bestseller list since publication 36 weeks ago!

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.