Despite the crazy times, our brilliant authors have been on fire this week! Here are the highlights…

The cover for Lesley Sanderson’s latest psychological thriller, What We Hide, has been revealed and we absolutely love it. The novel is due to be published in June by Bookouture.

We’ve got brilliant news this week regarding everyone’s favourite quirky heroine. Gail Honeyman’s multi-award winning, multi-million bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has re-entered the New York Times bestseller list at an outstanding No. 10.

Melanie Golding’s chilling thriller, Little Darlings, sold 1,500 copies in paperback last week, taking total paperback sales to 6,476. Combined sales are at an incredible 17,028.

The artist, Tariq Tarajosu, who created the breathtaking cover for Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones (Usborne), has shown his process on arriving at the final stunning jacket.

Katie Cottle’s gorgeous picture book, The Green Giant (Pavilion Books), has been shortlisted for the Cogan Biodiversity Picture Book Award 2020!

Abbie Greaves has written a stunning piece for the Daily Mail about finding in love as a millennial. Abbie’s debut novel, about a couple that haven’t spoken to each other for six months despite living under the same roof, The Silent Treatment, is published by Penguin Random House / Cornerstone on 2nd April. Abbie also wrote a brilliant article for Literary Hub about “The Merits of Silence” this week.

It’s been another fabulous week for Jane Healey. Her newly published debut, The Animals at Lockwood Manor (Mantle / Macmillan), has hit an incredible No. 4 in The Times over the weekend! Jane Healey also wrote an article about the Gothic for Literary Hub this week.

Elizabeth Macneal’s atmospheric debut, The Doll Factory, has hit No. 3 in The Times this week in the Paperback Fiction charts. The novel was published by Picador / Macmillan in paperback earlier this month.

Stephanie Wrobel, whose twisty psychological thriller about a toxic mother/daughter relationship, The Recovery of Rose Gold was published by Michael Joseph / Penguin Random House on 5th March, took part in a Q & A with Penguin Random House this week. Check it out here!

The novel also debuted on the USA Today bestseller list this week, as well as being featured in an article in the Guardian.

C.L. Taylor’s new psychological thriller, Strangers, has been included in the Waterstones Newsletter roundup of the “Most Anticipated Books, Coming Soon”. Waterstones also gave it a fabulous review: “A twisty, clever and expertly plotted new thriller from the bestselling author of Sleep… Chilling, taut and unexpected, Strangers serves up a feast of psychological suspense.” Strangers is published by Avon / HarperCollins on 2nd April.

Listen to C.L Taylor read the first chapter of this twisty thriller here!

Agency authors Mel Sherratt and C.L. Taylor took part in a Virtual Crime Panel this week with MyVLF. Mel was talking about the newly published novel in her DS Grace Allendale series, Liar Liar, while C.L. Taylor was talking about her soon-to-be-published Strangers

Join Mel Sherratt on 3rd April at the Avon Book Festival, in conversation with her editor at Avon / HarperCollins to talk about her new novel. Be sure to send in any of those burning questions about Liar Liar

We’re thrilled to announce that Holly Bourne has been shortlisted for the prestigious YA Book Prize 2020 for her stunning YA novel, The Places I’ve Cried In Public (Usborne).

And Barrington Stoke, who published Holly Bourne’s accessible YA novel What Magic Is This?, are currently doing an ebook sale where you can get a copy of this fabulous book for only 99p.

This week, you can enter a Twitter competition to win Ben Oliver’s much sought-after dystopian YA novel, The Loop. This novel is due for publication in April by Chicken House.

Miranda Malins, author of the historical novel set in the Cromwellian period, The Puritan Princess, took part in a fantastic Twitter Q&A today to talk about the inspiration behind her novel. This book is out next week, published by Orion:

Darren O’Sullivan has started a new initiative this week, in which he reads a couple of chapters of his second novel, Close Your Eyes (HQ), at 9pm each evening.

Andrea Michael, whose stunning new novel, The Book of Us (One More Chapter / HarperCollins),was published this month, held a virtual book launch this week, which included a Q&A, virtual sangria, and a giveaway!

The Magic Radio Book Club has started an initiative called #ShelfIsolation. This week, bestselling author Beth Morrey takes us through her favourite books to read in isolation…

And we are thrilled to announce that Beth’s stunning “coming of old” debut, Saving Missy, has been shortlisted for the New York Festivals Radio Awards. This wonderful novel is read in audiobook by Olivier-winning actress, Dame Harriet Walter.

Four MM Agency authors have been included in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “13 of the Best New Good Books to Read“: Holly Bourne’s new contemporary adult novel Pretending (Hodder & Stoughton), Clare Pooley’s uplit novel The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House / Transworld), Abbie Greaves’ debut The Silent Treatment (Cornerstone / Penguin Random House) and Elizabeth Kay’s must-read thriller, Seven Lies (Sphere / Little, Brown).

And on the international rights front…

Fiona Valpy’s The Dressmaker’s Gift has gone to Libros de Seda in Spain.

And Portuguese condensation rights to Christi Daugherty’s The Echo Killing have sold to Reader’s Digest Portugal.