Transworld editorial director Francesca Best has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to four more titles from Jo Thomas in a "substantial" six-figure deal made with David Headley at DHH.... Read more
Doubleday has pre-empted The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk, a historical debut set against the backdrop of 18th-century London and Constantinople. ... Read more
Penguin Michael Joseph has bought two new books from Scandinavian crime author Ragnar Jónasson.
Headline Review has tied up deals with three authors: Christina Courtenay and Erin Green, best known for their digital successes, plus a "darkly gripping" new voice for 2021, Julie Brooks.... Read more
David Headley, managing director of D H H Literary Agency, has promoted Emily Glenister from agent’s assistant to associate literary agent with immediate effect.... Read more
Bonnier Books UK has acquired an "intensely creepy" serial killer thriller debut, The Art of Death by David Fennell, to publish under the Zaffre imprint in February 2021.... Read more
Head of Zeus has snared Clare Whitfield’s "explosive" debut novel about a woman who suspects her husband is Jack the Ripper, in a two-book deal.... Read more
Non-fiction has reigned supreme at an upbeat Frankfurt Book Fair, as agents reported a surge of interest in titles on wellbeing and personal development. ... Read more
Orion Fiction has snared two novels by crime writer Carys Jones, with The List to be published in December 2020 as a paperback and e-book.... Read more
Christina Dalcher has won the £2,000 Goldsboro Glass Bell Award with her dystopian debut novel VOX (HQ).