Some highlights from last month at the agency, hope you all enjoy!
John Connolly and Lee Child – No.1 Bestsellers
We were incredibly proud to see two of our authors secure the highly-coveted No.1 spot – and even more so that it was simultaneous!
Back with the 15th novel in his outstanding Charlie Parker series, John Connolly soared to the top spot with A Game of Ghosts, beating Wilbur Smith’s War Cry and several other well established authors.
This is the second consecutive year that John has gone straight to No.1 on the hardback list.
And the paperback of Night School, the 21st Jack Reacher novel from Lee Child went straight to No.1 with an emphatic lead ahead of the No.2 bestseller, and it stayed comfortably in the top spot for four weeks.
Both authors held the No.1 spot simultaneously for two weeks.
An amazing achievement for both authors and for the agency.
Annie Murray is a No.6 Bestseller
It was a record-breaking month at the agency, Annie Murray’s latest novel The Doorstep Child rocketed into the No.6 spot on the bestsellers chart – the highest position in her career so far.
The Doorstep Child is Annie’s 21st book and is the third novel in a trilogy, featuring 2016’s Now The War Is Over and 2015’s War Babies.
All three novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Tana French – Richard & Judy Book Club
We are thrilled to announce that The Trespasser, the sixth Dublin Murder Squad thriller from Tana French, has been selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club Summer Reads.
The Trespasser is a No.2 New York Times bestseller and won Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2016 at the BGE Irish Book Awards.
It was named as one of the best books of 2016 by Time, Guardian, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, among others.
It’s no wonder when Tana can count Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Kate Mosse, Ian Rankin and Sophie Hannah as some of her fans.
Make sure to check out the R&J podcast in July for an interview with Tana.
Martina Cole – Anniversary Events
Special and exclusive events are happening across the UK to celebrate 25 years of record-breaking bestsellers from the one and only, Martina Cole.
In June, the prolific author will be in London, Scarborough, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester discussing the iconic Dangerous Lady and her most recent novel, Betrayal.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Queen of Crime in conversation, visit martinacole.co.uk for all the details.
DA Children’s Agency News
The Forever Court by Dave Rudden went straight to No.6 in the Irish bestsellers chart!
The second instalment in the exciting Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy was launched with a bang at the packed-out event in Dublin. Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl book and former Children’s Laureate introduced Dave at the event and said that The Forever Court was ‘forged in ginger flames and will transcend expectations’.
The Guardian gave a rave review, saying, ‘Surpasses his award-winning first novel in humour, menace, Machiavellian plotting and crystalline prose’.