Bestselling crime author Lisa Regan sells over TWO MILLION COPIES

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that bestselling crime author Lisa Regan has now sold over TWO MILLION COPIES of her books. Bookouture have published eleven novels in the Detective Josie Quinn series since 2018, and Regan’s newest title Her Deadly Touch (which you can pre-order here) is out in August 2021. The series has been translated into six different languages and her incredible eBook success has led to a print deal with Grand Central in the US.

Jessie Botterill, Associate Publisher, said,

‘I have to pinch myself every time I look at the sales figures for this series, just to make sure I’m not dreaming! This is a fantastic milestone for an author who always delivers carefully plotted, gripping, and totally unputdownable thrillers that readers can’t get enough of. We are all so immensely proud of you, Lisa, and excited for the next million!’

Lisa Regan said,

‘I continue to be astounded by the success of this series. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine selling two million books. I have to pinch myself all the time too, just to make sure this is real. I have the best fans and readers in the world. Their passion and enthusiasm for Josie and her adventures is off the charts. I’m so grateful to them for continuing to read Josie’s stories and for consistently spreading the word about my books. I’m also incredibly blessed to be published by Bookouture. They are the best publishing family any author could hope for. Working with them, and especially with Jessie, has been an absolute dream, and I hope I never wake up!’

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with authors Bailey and Carnevale

We’re super excited to share the news that we have re-signed contracts with Kristen Bailey and Vanessa Carnevale. 

Associate Publisher Christina Demosthenous has acquired World All Language and audio rights to two more hilarious and totally relatable romantic comedies by Kristen Bailey, publishing in 2022.

Kristen said,

Remember I said that being with Bookouture is like being at a party? I’m still at the party, people! Despite my drunken, awkward dance moves and the fact I’ve eaten all the crisps, they’re letting me stay and write some more books with them… And well, this is just awesome. I feel very lucky to be working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated team but also to continue collaborating with my brilliant editor, Christina Demosthenous. I’m super proud and excited to write about the fantastic Callaghan family, and hope to keep bringing the funny and plenty of heart to my next books.’

Christina said,

‘I feel ever so lucky that I get to publish more books from the amazing Kristen Bailey. Editing her novels always leaves me ugly laughing – she is honestly a comic genius! But her stories are not just about the humour (of which there is tonnes) – they are jam-packed with real heart and real emotion. She has me cracking up one moment and tearing up the next. There’s a reason Kristen has legions of fans – and rightly so.’

We are also thrilled to share the news that Associate Publisher Lucy Dauman has acquired World All Language rights, including audio, for two more emotional women’s fiction novels by Vanessa Carnevale.

Vanessa said,

‘Lucy has been a wonderful champion of my writing, and I couldn’t be more delighted to continue working with her, Jennifer and the rest of the wonderful Bookouture team! I’m excited to work on more emotional and heartfelt women’s fiction titles and look forward to sharing them with readers in the future.’

Lucy said,

‘I couldn’t be more excited to be publishing more books with the incredibly talented Vanessa Carnevale. Her exceptional storytelling speaks right to the heart, leaving the reader brimming with emotion as she explores gut-wrenching dilemmas and family drama. I can’t wait for fans to discover her sensational new book, about a devasting accident that tears two families apart, guaranteed to have you reaching for the tissues!’

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Emma Davies and Katie Gayle

We are very excited to share the news that we have re-signed contracts with authors Emma Davies and Katie Gayle. 

Firstly, we will be publishing four more books with Emma Davies. Commissioning Editor Therese Keating acquired World rights for a new cosy mystery series featuring unlikely detective duo, caterer Francesca Eve and puzzle genius Adam Smith. The first book in the series, in which life imitates art at a murder mystery party when one of the guests is killed, will publish in February 2022.

Therese said,

‘Emma’s long relationship with Bookouture is such a testament to her talent and brilliant storytelling. To publish thirteen books anywhere is an amazing achievement – I’m so happy to be working with her on books fourteen and beyond as she embarks on this exciting new direction! The Adam and Eve mysteries are great puzzles that I know readers will enjoy grappling with – but I also know they’ll fall in love with Fran and Adam and their unusual friendship.’ 

Emma said,

‘When I signed my first contract with Bookouture little did I know that just a few years later I would be signing my fifth, and I’m so happy to be continuing my journey with this incredible team. The fact that I signed this new contract on exactly the same date of my first book’s publication back in 2014, is wonderfully synchronous, and I have a very good feeling about the coming year. Bringing four new stories to even more readers is an incredibly exciting challenge and with the help of my fantastic editor, Therese, I know I’ll get there. I couldn’t wish for more.’

We are delighted to announce that Therese Keating has also acquired World rights in two new cosy crime novels from writing partnership Kate Sidley and Gail Schimmel, writing as Katie Gayle. The first novel in the new Cotswold-based series, in which amateur sleuth Roberta Bird investigates the mystery of the body buried under the shed in her cottage garden, will publish in Spring 2022.

Therese said,

‘From the first chapter I ever read of Kate and Gail’s writing I knew I had to publish them, and I’m overjoyed to be bringing this new series to readers. Full of the duo’s trademark charm and wit, and unforgettable characters, there are also plot twists and red herrings aplenty – the perfect escapist read for mystery lovers everywhere. No one makes murder quite as fun.’

Kate and Gail said,

‘We loved working with the super talented and professional Bookouture team to bring Epiphany Bloom to life and to readers. So we’re thrilled that they will be publishing our new cosy mystery series. Our amateur sleuth, Roberta Bird, and her very naughty four-legged friend Jake, look forward to meeting you all in 2022!’

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Carla Kovach and Laura Wolfe

We’re so excited to share that Bookouture have re-signed contracts with two of your favourite thriller authors. 

Firstly, we are thrilled to announce a new four-book contract with bestselling crime author Carla Kovach.

Associate Publisher Helen Jenner signed a world all languages deal for four books, including a crime thriller, a psychological thriller and two new Detective Gina Harte titles. Bookouture has published nine books in the Gina Harte series. The first book in the new contract will publish in September this year and the other three books will publish in 2022.

Helen said,

I’m really happy to be working with Carla on four more books, including two exciting new stand-alone titles. Fans of Carla’s Gina Harte series will love her new books, which have the same sense of gripping pace with a few killer twists along the way!’

Carla said,

I can’t express how thrilled I am to be writing another four books for Bookouture. I love working with my editor, Helen Jenner and I’m so excited that we’ll be working on two more books in my series and two stand-alone thrillers. I couldn’t be happier!’


We’re also thrilled to announce that Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has acquired world rights in two new psychological thrillers from author Laura Wolfe. The first novel is set in a quiet American suburb, where all is not as white-picket-fence as it seems… Bookouture will publish in November 2021.

Isobel said,

‘I am very excited to be working with Laura on these fantastic novels. She writes beautifully and has the most exceptional sense of what makes her characters tick. And there are twists that I would defy anyone to see coming! She’s absolutely a psychological thriller writer to watch and I am over the moon to be publishing her.’

Laura said,

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to publish two more novels with Bookouture! I’m even more excited to have Isobel as my editor. She has a positive attitude and a keen editorial eye that serve my stories well. With the help of the entire Bookouture team, I look forward to introducing new books into the world in the coming months.’

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