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New thriller from Catherine Steadman out in hardback today!

June 2021

Catherine Steadman is back with a gripping new thriller, The Disappearing Act publishing today in hardback 

A woman has gone missing
But did she ever really exist?

Mia Eliot has travelled from London to LA for pilot season. This is her big chance to make it as an actor in Hollywood, and she is ready to do whatever it takes. At an audition she meets Emily, and what starts as a simple favour takes a dark turn when Emily goes missing and Mia is the last person to see her.

In an industry where everything is about creating illusions, how do you know what is real? And how much would you risk to find out?

'Ingenious and intriguing' BA PARIS

'I devoured this Londoner in LA story in a day’ CAROLINE KEPNES

'I loved it' TM LOGAN

'Engaging and suspenseful' NEW YORK TIMES

Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman is out now in the US

January 2020

The second novel from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Steadman, is out now in the US. 

In Mr Nobody, a psychiatrist treating a man with no memory discovers that her patient knows far more about her past than his own

It will be released in the UK on 9th January. 

Congratulations, Catherine! 

Catherine Steadman Longlisted for CWA Dagger

May 2019

Catherine Steadman's bestselling debut Something In The Water has been longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger. 

The prestigious John Creasy Dagger is for first books by previously unpublished writers. Something In The Water was a UK Top 20 Bestseller and film rights have been acquired by Reese Witherspoon's Production Company Hello Sunshine.

Something In The Water will be out in paperback on Thursday 16 May. 

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.

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. 

 

Mr Nobody out now in the UK!

January 2020

The second novel by Catherine Steadman, is out now in the UK, following its US release earlier in the week.

In Mr Nobody, a psychiatrist treating a man with no memory discovers that her patient knows far more about her past than his own

Congratulations, Catherine!  

More No 1's and Chart Success for the Agency

May 2019

Catherine Steadman's Something in the Water is No 1 on the UK Bookseller Heatseekers List. 

Lee Child's Past Tense notches up another No 1, this time on the US Publishers Weekly chart. 

Chris Carter's Hunting Evil, Tim Weaver's No One Home and John Connolly's A Book of Bones all feature prominently in the UK Top 20 Orignal Fiction Chart. 

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! 

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!

DA Agency welcomes Catherine Steadman

March 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome new talent Catherine Steadman to the Darley Anderson Agency!

Her novel, Something In The Water, is an unpredictable and darkly funny debut, with an utterly compelling voice.

Kate Miciak from Bantam Bell snapped up the US rights at auction and said, ‘From the opening sentence to its final gorgeous revelation, I was enthralled. The vitality and intelligence of this novel’s voice, the insidious spirals of its ingenious plotting, the assurance which with Catherine leads us through—I read the pages in one greedy gulp…and then couldn’t stop obsessing about it.’ 

Italian translation rights were pre-empted with Swedish rights sold and German under offer. 

Catherine is an Laurence Olivier Award nominated actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat.

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