Apr 132021
 

Daniel Pitt’s investigation into his colleague’s murder leads him through London’s teeming underbelly to the suspicious dealings of one of England’s most influential shipbuilding magnates in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.

When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the London district known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from the same firm. To Daniel’s relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains: What was this respected colleague doing in such a rough part of the city? The firm’s head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft’s memory is not what it used to be, and his daughter, Miriam—Daniel’s sometime sidekick—isn’t in the country to offer her usual help. And so Daniel and Kitteridge must investigate on their own, lest the police uncover something that may cast a suspicious light on the firm.

Their inquiries in Mile End lead them to a local brothel and to an opium den, but also—unexpectedly—to a wealthy shipbuilder crucial to Britain’s effort to build up its fleet, which may soon face the fearsome naval might of Germany. Daniel finds his path blocked by officials at every turn, his investigation so unwelcome that even his father, Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, receives a chilling warning from a powerful source. Suddenly, not just Daniel but his whole family—including his beloved mother, Charlotte—is in danger. Will Daniel’s devotion to justice be the undoing of his entire life, and endanger Britain’s defense at sea? As ever, the fates of family and history are inextricably intertwined in this spellbinder from Anne Perry.

Mar 312021
 

Chinese rights to James Scott Bell’s SUPER STRUCTURE, to China Renmin University Press in a renewal, by Yijhen Lee at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Czech rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE, to Albatros Media by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Danish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Delphiki, by Philip Sane at The Lennart Sane Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Danish rights to Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s TIME OF OUR LIVES, to Palatium, by Philip Sane and Elin Rydner at Lennart Sane Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier.

Japanese rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s GIDEON THE NINTH, the first book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, to Hayakawa, by Kohei Hattori at the English Agency (Japan) Ltd. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Polish rights to Robert McCamon’s BOY’S LIFE, SWAN SONG, USHER’S PASSING and THE LISTENER, to Vesper, in a four-book deal, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava i Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

Turkish rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s HARROW THE NINTH, the second book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, and also PRINCESS FLORALINDA AND THE FORTY-FLIGHT TOWER, to Ithaki, by Merve Öngen at ONK Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Turkish rights to Brent Weeks’s THE BURNING WHITE, to Ithaki, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Feb 282021
 

Chinese rights to Robert Sheckley’s DIMENSIONS OF SHECKLEY, to Eight Light Minutes (China), by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

Estonian rights to New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s DEATH MASKS and BLOOD RITES, books 5 and 6 in the Dresden Files series, to Kirjastus Fantaasia, by Maša Ivanović at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Farsi rights to New York Times bestselling author Martha Wells’ THE CLOUD ROADS, the first novel in her Books of the Raksura series, to Porteghaal Publishing House, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s The Locked Tomb trilogy (GIDEON THE NINTH, HARROW THE NINTH, ALECTO THE NINTH), to Actes Sud, in a pre-empt, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s REMOTE CONTROL, to L’ecole des Loisirs, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

French rights to Robert Sheckley’s a collection of short stories, to Editions Argyll, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

French rights to Robert Sheckley’s THE JOURNEY BEYOND TOMORROW and THE STATUS CIVILIZATION to Editions Goater, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier, for Cameron McClure.

French rights to Martha Wells’ FUGITIVE TELEMETRY, the newest installment in the New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series, to L’Atlante, by Megan Husain at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Hebrew rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED and MURDER OF CROWS, the first two books in the Others series, to Alma Books, by Beverley Levit at The Israeli Association Of Book Publishers Ltd. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Hungarian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to PALLAS ATHÉNÉ KÖNYVKIADO, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Jan 312021
 

Italian rights to Margaret Doody’s A WINTER’S MURDER, the first of a new mystery series set in the 19th centry, to Mondadori, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Turkish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI TRILOGY, AKATA WITCH and AKATA WARRIOR,  to Ithaki (Turkey), in a five-book deal, by Merve Ongen at ONK Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Jan 262021
 

Mrs. Jeffries always keeps her friends close and now must keep an enemy even closer if she is going to catch a killer. . . .

Inspector Nigel Nivens is not a nice man or a good investigator. In fact, he’s terrible at his job and has always done everything he can to make life difficult for Inspector Witherspoon. But even his powerful family can’t help him after he maliciously tried to hobble Witherspoon’s last homicide investigation. He’s been sent to a particularly difficult precinct in the East End of London as penance.

When a paid informant is found shot in an alley, Nivens thinks that if he can crack the case, he’ll redeem himself and have a much-needed chance at impressing his superiors. But there’s one big problem with his plan—Niven’s distinct antique pistol is found at the scene of the crime and even more evidence is uncovered that links the Inspector to the murder.

Despite their mutual dislike for Nivens, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon know the man isn’t a cold-blooded killer. Now they’ll just have to prove it. . . .

Dec 312020
 

Brazilian Portuguese rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s GIDEON THE NINTH, the first book in the Locked Tomb trilogy, to Alma Books, by Cristina Purchio at International Editors’ Co. in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Bulgarian rights to Robert McCammon’s THE WOLF’S HOUR, to Iztok-Zapad (Bulgaria), by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Cameron McClure.

German rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s MARKED IN FLESH and ETCHED IN BONE, the fourth and fifth books in her Other series, to Drachenmond, by Sarah Knofius at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Russian rights to New York Times bestselling author Martha Wells’ THE CLOUD ROADS and THE SERPENT SEA, the first two novels in her Books of the Raksura series, to Eksmo, by Alexander Korzhenevski at Alexander Korzhenevski Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Swedish rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s BINTI TRILOGY, to Palaver Press, by Philip Sane at Lennart Sane Agency, on behalf of Katie Shea Boutillier for Donald Maass.

Dec 142020
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA authors who made NPR’s Books Concierge Best of the Year 2020 list!

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS by Micaiah Johnson
ELATSOE by Darcie Little Badger
HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
IKENGA by Nnedi Okorafor
THE MIDNIGHT BARGAIN by C.L. Polk
NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells

Dec 042020
 

Congratulations to all our DMLA who were chosen for Amazon’s Best Books of 2020!

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2020

  • HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
  • NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells
  • BATTLE GROUND by Jim Butcher

Best Children’s books of 2020: ages 9 to 12

  • IKENGA by Nnedi Okorafor
Dec 022020
 

APhoto of author Les Klinger second volume, following Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923,of eerie and supernatural stories by women precursors of today’s horror writers, including George Elliot and Edith Wharton, edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton, acquired by Claiborne Hancock, Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.