Bookouture sign new Irish detective series by Geraldine Hogan

We are so excited to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired World English language rights for two books in a new Irish detective series by author Geraldine Hogan, in a deal struck with Judith Murdoch of Judith Murdoch Literary Agency. Geraldine also writes women’s fiction as Faith Hogan.

The first book in the Detective Iris Locke series sees the Limerick Murder Squad investigating the deaths of a mother and her two children in a house fire, which links back to a case decades ago of a baby stolen from her pram in the garden. It will publish in August 2019, with book two following in December 2019.

Abigail said of the announcement,

Having admired Geraldine’s writing for some time, I’m delighted to welcome her to Bookouture. This new series combines gripping plots, brilliantly flawed characters, and fantastic atmosphere. Crime fans are going to love Detective Iris Locke, and I can’t wait to share these books with readers.

Geraldine said,

I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Abigail Fenton and the fabulous Bookouture team to bring my crime series to readers. I’ve loved writing about Corbally and I’m really excited to share a pretty special bunch of characters with readers next year. Already, the soundtrack to Limerick city is playing in my head and there’s nothing nicer than knowing these stories are in great hands with Bookouture.

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Bookouture re-sign Coleman and Viggiano

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be bringing you more fabulous reads from both Colleen Coleman and Debbie Viggiano. 

Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has agreed a new two-book contract with Colleen Coleman, bestselling author of Don’t Stop Me Now. Two new hilarious and uplifting romantic comedies will publish in summer 2020 and 2021.

Abigail Fenton said of the deal,

I adore working with Colleen. Her novels combine laugh-out-loud humour with inspiring heroines, a sprinkling of romance and a thoroughly uplifting feel. Colleen’s writing is the perfect read to lift your spirits, and I can’t wait to publish more from her!

Colleen added,

I’m absolutely thrilled to sign a new book deal with Bookouture. Publishing four successful books in the past eighteen months has been phenomenal and I’m extremely keen to get writing the next ones. It’s a real privilege to work with my fantastic editor, Abi, and the whole Bookouture publishing team. A big thank you to everyone who reads my books and supports me every step on this wonderful journey. Here’s to such an exciting new chapter!

And in other brilliant news, Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired a new romantic comedy from Debbie Viggiano, bestselling author of What Holly’s Husband Did and Stockings and Cellulite. This hilarious and feel-good novel will publish in summer 2019.

Of the new deal, Debbie Viggiano said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be signing again with the fabulous Bookouture and to be working alongside the wonderful Kathryn Taussig.  Another romantic comedy is currently in the making which I’m really excited about, but it is even more special to produce this novel knowing I have the support of the amazing Bookouture team.

Kathryn Taussig added,

It’s a real joy to publish an author as gifted and whip-smart as Debbie. Her writing regularly makes me laugh-out-loud, and it’s wonderful to see her fans following her from book to book. I’m so looking forward to this next book, which I think might be her best yet. I can’t wait for fans and new readers alike to read it.

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Bookouture re-signs thriller authors Browne and Halsall

So excited today to share that we have re-signed deals with two of your favourite thriller writers. 

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner signed a new three book deal for three psychological thrillers from author Sheryl Browne which will publish in 2019 and 2020.

Helen says,

Sheryl Browne is one of those authors who just knocks it out of the park every time she delivers. Her books are expertly written psychological thrillers that deliver bags of tension and pace. I cannot wait to start working on her new ideas.’

Sheryl says,

Working with Bookouture on my last three books been nothing short of inspirational. I am thrilled to be working with hugely talented Helen Jenner and the fabulously supportive Bookouture team on my next psychological thrillers. I couldn’t be even safer hands. I can’t wait to share my stories with readers, who have also supported me all the way.

And in other fabulous news, Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has signed a deal for World English rights with Hayley Steed at the Madeleine Milburn Agency, for two further novels from author Rona Halsall. The first, The Honeymoon is a gripping psychological crime novel about a happy-ever-after gone very wrong. It will publish in August 2019, followed by a second novel later in the year.

Isobel Akenhead said,

I absolutely love working with Rona. Her voice is utterly unique, and her novels are dark, brilliant, and completely original. Readers’ jaws will be on the floor with all the twists and turns.

Rona Halsall said,

I’m absolutely delighted to be publishing another two books with Bookouture. They are so supportive of their authors and Isobel has been fantastic to work with, bringing the best out of my stories.

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Bookouture signs TV presenter and author Julia Roberts

We are SO EXCITED today to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired world rights for three books in a new detective series from TV presenter and author Julia Roberts.

The first book will publish in July 2019, with book two following in November 2019 and book three in April 2020.

Abigail said of the announcement,

I’m so excited to work with Julia on these books. As soon as I started reading her submission I was completely swept up in the writing, and with a twist-filled plot and compelling characters, I just know readers are going to love it too! Fans of Cara Hunter and Rachel Abbott will not want to miss this new series!

Julia said,

There is nothing more rewarding for a writer than a positive reaction when someone reads your work but when that reaction is from a commissioning editor with a publishing company you hold in high regard, it is doubly satisfying.

I’m delighted to have joined the Bookouture team and am really looking forward to working with Abigail Fenton whose enthusiasm for my writing is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to get started on book two in this series.

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Exciting news! More thrillers on the way from Kovach and Hood

WE ARE SO excited to be sharing news of the re-signing of two of your favourite thriller authors.  

Following the success of The Next Girl, Commissioning Editor, Helen Jenner, has signed a new deal with crime author, Carla Kovach. Three books in the Gina Harte series will publish in 2019 and 2020.

Helen says,

I am so excited to be working with Carla Kovach again. Her first two books have been so well received, particularly The Next Girl, which sat at the top of the UK iBooks charts for five weeks. And that really is testament to the world Carla has created for Detective Gina Harte. A clever mix of police procedural and psychological thriller, Carla’s books are tightly plotted with brilliantly shocking twists.

Carla says

I’m absolutely thrilled to receive a further three book deal with Bookouture! The past year has been one of the most amazing years of my life and I’m keen to get writing another three crime novels. It’s a total pleasure working with my fantastic editor, Helen, and the Bookouture publishing team. A big thank you to everyone who has bought my books, spread the word and supported me on this wonderful journey.

And in even more great news, Helen has also signed a new three book deal with D.K. Hood. Set in the dangerous fictional town of Black Rock Falls, all three books will continue the Kane and Alton series, with books scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

Helen says

Working with D.K. Hood is an absolute pleasure so I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with her. D.K.’s books are so brilliantly written and I can see from the reader reviews how beloved her two main characters are. Throw into the mix a fantastically dark and twisted town such as Black Rock Falls and I can see why reader love this series so much.

D.K. Hood says:

I’m thrilled to have signed another contract for more crime stories. Working with Helen and the Bookouture team is a dream come true. To be guided by wonderful people who really care is truly amazing.

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Kindle UK and US bestselling author Laura Elliot signs new deal

We are over the moon to share more great news with you today!

Publisher Claire Bord has acquired World All Languages including Audio and Film and TV rights in a new book from bestselling author Laura Elliot.   Laura’s novels with Bookouture, including The Betrayal, Guilty and most recently The Wife Before Me have all hit the UK and US Kindle bestseller lists and collectively sold over 400,000 copies to date.

Claire Bord said of the new deal,

Laura was one of the first authors I signed for Bookouture when I joined the company four years ago and in that time, she has established a rapidly growing global readership for her incredible novels. Laura is an extraordinary storyteller, writing distinctive psychological thrillers with memorable characters that stay with you long after you’ve read the last page. She also handles emotional subjects with great sensitivity and this has struck a chord with readers.

Laura said,

When Claire asked me to write for Bookouture, I had no idea it would open my books up to such an extensive new readership,’ said Laura. ‘Working with her has been a wonderful editorial experience and being with Bookouture has allowed me to interact with my readers in ways I had not previously experienced. I’ve loved being part of the company’s success and engaging with such a friendly and supportive team.

Laura’s new novel, due to be published in Summer 2019, tells the story of a young woman who discovers a diary that once belonged to her mother, Marianne. In it is a heart-breaking account of Marianne’s time in an Irish Mother and Baby home, pregnant with Adele and keeping a shocking secret.

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Bookouture re-sign two of your favourite women’s fiction authors

WE’RE SO VERY EXCITED to share news about re-signing two of your favourite women’s fiction authors.

Following the huge success of The Little Cottage on the Hill series this year, Associate Publisher Jessie Botterill has signed a new world rights deal with Emma Davies for three women’s fiction novels to be released in 2019. The House on Hope Corner will publish in March, followed by two more standalones, and promises all the same feel-good magic we have come to expect from this extremely talented author.

Jessie says,

Every time Emma delivers a new book I just have this huge smile on my face before I’ve even started reading; expect unforgettable characters, emotional rollercoasters, sweep-you-off-your-feet romance and happy endings that leave you with a little spring in your step. Emma is an absolute treasure and I’m so excited for next year!

Emma says,

Working with the amazing team at Bookouture over the last year has been an absolute joy, so I’m thrilled to have signed a new contract for another three titles. Not only does it mean that I get to continue working with my wonderful editor, Jessie Botterill, but I also get to share stories that I love to write with even more readers. It’s a perfect combination, and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings.

In more great news Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has signed a deal for world rights in two further novels from Emma Robinson. The first, A Promise To My Daughter, tells the emotional story of a mother grappling with her child’s autism diagnosis, and will publish in July 2019, followed by a second novel later in the year.

Isobel Akenhead said,

Emma Robinson is an incredible talent. Her ability to get to the heart of how women, especially mothers, feel when they’re under pressure is second-to-none. She has a fantastic relatable, powerful commercial voice, and I’m delighted she’s staying with Bookouture for what promises to be an absolutely stand-out novel.

Emma Robinson said,

I am absolutely thrilled to be writing two more novels with Isobel and Bookouture. It’s a pleasure to work with such a supportive and proactive team and I am very excited about sharing A Promise to My Daughter.

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Bookouture signs two thrilling police procedural novels from J.M. Hewitt

We’re delighted to share with you that Publishing Executive Maisie Lawrence has acquired World English language rights for two books by author J.M. Hewitt from Laetitia Rutherford of Watson, Little Ltd.

J.M. Hewitt’s first book is a dark and twisty crime novel set around the canals of Manchester, where a young female detective must catch a dangerous serial killer who is on the loose. Hewitt’s second novel will be part of the same series, this time with a new thrilling case for our detective to crack.

J.M. Hewitt said,

I’m thrilled to be joining this exciting, dynamic publisher. The opportunities seem to be limitless for what an author can achieve here, and I’m really thrilled to start this new adventure with Maisie and the Bookouture team.

Maisie Lawrence said,

As soon as I read the initial synopsis for J.M. Hewitt’s Manchester-set series, I just couldn’t wait to read it. Her writing grabbed me immediately and wouldn’t let up until I’d read every single page. I can’t wait to get these books into the hands of readers I know will love them. Fans of Angela Marsons and Val McDermid will love J.M. Hewitt!

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