Bluethroat Morning by Jacqui Lofthouse
Alison Bliss, celebrity model and writer, walks into the sea on a ‘bluethroat morning’. In death, she becomes an even greater icon than in life. Six years later, husband Harry is still haunted by her suicide. In order to move forward into a new relationship, he must first relive the past. A first digital edition of Jacqui Lofthouse's literary international bestseller (100,000+ copies sold). Originally published in 2000 by Bloomsbury in the UK and De Bezige Bij (Holland), Bluethroat Morning is a literary mystery ripe for rediscovery by the booming psychological thriller audience. Described by The Daily Mail as ‘A thriller full of twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing. Every word is magical, almost luminous.' Tracy Chevalier said, “There are many elements to savour in this novel: the intertwining of past and present; the struggle to write and the responsibility of writing about others’ lives. Best of all, Lofthouse has a fine eye for the bleak Norfolk landscape and how it both reflects and affects characters’ moods.” May 22nd 2018 Ebook, world. [Print rights: Bloomsbury].
The Lonely Hearts Crime Club by Tanya Bullock
An elderly resident of an inner-city tower block is brutally attacked and left for dead. Her neighbours, a pregnant alcoholic, a vulnerable youth, a failed actress and a cameraman with a dark secret, are thrown together in their search for answers. Misfits and loners, they are forced to confront uncomfortable realities about themselves and each other, as their investigation leads them towards the devastating truth. A third novel by award-winning film-maker Tanya Bullock.
Audiobook - Valentina by S. E. Lynes
S E Lynes' unputdownable psychological thriller, out in audio on April 10th.
Produced & published by Tantor Media. Pre-order.
Two Steps Backward by Susie Kelly
We are excited to have acquired the world digital ebook rights from Random House to Susie Kelly’s first ever title
First published in the UK in 2004
Susie Kelly and her husband Terry had long dreamed of owning a home in France, but ironically it wasn't until they were facing homeless penury in England that they realized their dream. With five dogs, two parrots and their elderly horses, they moved to an old farmhouse in the Poitou-Charentes region with dirt floors, no water and a primitive electricity supply. While Terry was back in England trying to support them all, Susie Kelly contended with a homicidal gas cooker at the bottom of the garden, burst pipes, a guinea fowl that turned somersaults and bit people on the shin and a constant stream of people turning up at her door with needs of their own. Sometimes the enormity of renovating a house with insufficient funds and little help seemed overwhelming. She saw her husband infrequently. Their English neighbour was imprisoned on drug-smuggling charges. And when Terry developed a condition that brought him close to death, the dream threatened to turn into a nightmare. There were times when Susie and Terry seemed to be taking two steps backward, but the kindness of the local community and the tranquility of the landscape inspired them to make a new life for themselves and their animals in the place they now called home. Revised and update with photographs - Summer 2018
La Vie En Rose Part II by Susie Kelly
Living the French dream – vineyards, sunflowers, lavender fields, glasses of wine and platters of fromage. French ladies slender and chic, French men wearing berets and riding bicycles with baguettes clamped under their arms when they are not flirting outrageously, and all the while the sun shines down benevolently upon uniform rows of ripening vegetables. Dreams are strange and unpredictable, and sometime so is la vie en rose. More picks from some of the best bits of the popular travel author's blog diaries reveal the minutiae of expat day to day life in rural France. A must-read for Susie Kelly fans and anybody thinking of, or dreaming of, moving to France.
Summer 2018 Part I out now.
Cats Through History by Christina Hamilton
Some of our most distinguished historical public figures in literature, art and politics have fallen love with cats. Ranging across the centuries from Cleopatra to Warhol, Hamilton reveals surprising, interesting and astonishing stories about famous owners and their cats. November 2018
The audiobook of Susie Kelly's hit memoir about a traumatic childhood growing up in 1950s Kenya will be out in 2018. Produced by Tantor Media.