Nov 072017

Cover of Anne Perry's A Christmas Return.’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.

As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.

On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his own right who’s discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey’s picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright.

Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, A Christmas Return is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery.

Nov 062017

Photo of author Les KlingerFrom the Edgar Award winning annotator Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes), a volume of five classic crime novels of the 1920’s, with annotations and illustrations in a deluxe edition, to Claiborne Hancock at Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.

Oct 312017

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Hayley Marshall at Tantor Audio, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Oct 312017

Photo of earth.Bulgarian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to Prozoretz, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Brazilian rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s AKATA WITCH, to Galera, in a three-book deal, by Cristina Purchio of International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Hebrew rights to Nebula-nominated Martha Wells’ ALL SYSTEMS RED, the first installment in The Murderbot Diaries, to Nova Press, by Beverley Levit at The Book Publishers Association of Israel in association with Jennifer Jackson and Michael Curry.

French rights to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s ETCHED IN BONE, Book 5 of the Others series, and to LAKE SILENCE, a stand alone novel in the world of the Others, to Bragelonne, by Anna Jarota and Juliana Miasso at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Czech rights to USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda’s BEST DAY EVER, to Dobrovsky, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Oct 302017

Photo of author Brent Weeks.From NY Times best-seller Brent Weeks, hardcover volume rights to his previously e-published novella Perfect Shadow, together with the short story I, Knight Angel, to Brit Hvid at Orbit Books/Hachette, via Donald Maass.

Oct 262017

From fantasy and science fiction author J.C. Bedford, a third volume in her Rowankind fantasy series, following Winterwood (2016) and Silverwolf (2017), to Sheila Gilbert at DAW Books, via Donald Maass.

Oct 232017

Cover of Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor.New York Times: Okorafor invents wild, fantastical creatures and world, but she’s got an even rarer gift, too: She can describe the effect of using magic—the emotional and physiological repercussions of it—so viscerally, it’s as if it were a fever we’d contracted ourselves.

Okorafor describes Sunny’s moments of anguish beautifully, as well as her feelings of kinship and wonder.  This is a novel about a girl who’s just trying to find her place in the world, even when she’s called upon to save it.


Oct 192017

From Hugo and Nebula award winning author Nnedi Okorafor, an original five-comic series about strange things unearthed at LaGuardia airport, to Karen Berger at Dark Horse, via Donald Maass.

Oct 172017

Photo of author Les KlingerFrom Edgar Award winning editor Leslie S. Klinger (In the Company of Sherlock Holmes) and Bram Stoker winning author and editor Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History), a volume of rediscovered classic ghost stories, to Claiborne Hancock at Pegasus Books, via Donald Maass.

Oct 172017

Cover of Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women by Emily Brightwell.As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens…but murder knows no season.


Christopher Gilhaney isn’t a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase’s Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night’s fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn’t been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer—and quickly!

With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans—all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn’t take time off for Christmas.