We’ve had a very exciting week at the agency.

The Suspect, the third thriller by New York Times and The Sunday Times bestselling author Fiona Barton was published this week in the UK (Penguin/Transworld) and US (Penguin/Berkley). Audible have been equally excited about the audio release, creating a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ video about their multi-cast recording  (you can watch it here).

Bestselling author Nuala Ellwood’s second thriller, Day of the Accident is published in ebook today by Penguin/Viking.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman picked up yet another award this week. It received a platinum award at the Nielsen Book Awards for Bestselling Book of 2018.  Eleanor Oliphant  continues to thrive in the US, currently sitting at No. 2 on the NYT bestseller list.

Holly Bourne was featured in Elle Magazine’s new weekly podcast, The Sunday Salon who have named her as one of “Six Female Authors Changing the Conversation in 2019“. They said: “Before publishing last year’s best-seller How Do You Like Me Now, Holly had released nine young adult novels. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill high-school romances: her books deal with everything from mental health to feminism – and in How Do You Like Me Now, she shines a light on an emotionally abusive relationship. My first guest on the podcast, she told me that she felt a duty to tell the truth – and that fiction was a great place to do so. She’s also an ambassador for SANE and has worked with Women’s Aid. Truly inspirational.”

Fiona Valpy’s The Beekeper’s Promise reached No. 1 on Paid Amazon this week and is currently sitting at No. 3 in the bestseller charts.

It’s also been a brilliant week for C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man which has almost hit the 70,000 copies sold mark. 731 copies were sold this week, taking the total to 67,102 copies sold.

It was revealed that Rona Halsall’s Love You Gone has sold over 30,000 copies overall – a remarkable achievement.

Two agency authors were featured on the covers of the Bookseller Buyer’s Guide. Samuel Pollen’s The Year I Didn’t Eat and Teresa Driscoll’s The Promise were featured on the children’s guide and the Fiction guide respectively.

It’s been a hugely busy week on the foreign rights front.

We are thrilled to welcome the wonderful & talented Liane-Louise Smith to the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. As Rights Director she’ll oversee our authors’ continued success overseas.

Hebrew rights to Christi Daugherty’s Number 10 have gone to Books in the Attic in a two book deal.

French rights to Christi Daugherty’s A Beautiful Corpse have gone to Pygmalion.

And finally, we’re delighted to announce that Leonora Nattrass has signed with the Agency. Her eighteenth century political thriller will appeal to fans of Andrew Miller and Francis Spufford