New books coming soon

diane setterfield - bellman & black 16-8-13Diane Setterfield
The Yorkshire author of The Thirteenth Tale has signed a new deal with Orion for her Victorian ghost story Bellman & Black, due out in October. A TV production of The Thirteenth Tale for broadcast at Christmas stars Olivia Coleman and Vanessa Redgrave and was filmed at Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire.

Helen Walsh
Signed with Tinder Press to publish her new novel The Lemon Grove, due out spring 2014. Walsh, previously published by Canongate, was represented in the deal by Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.

John Harvey
The last book in the Charlie Resnick series has been signed by William Heinemann [pub hardback May 2014, paperback autumn 2014 by Arrow]. Darkness, Darkness is set around the 1984 miners’ strike in Nottingham.

Dave Eggers [below]
The Circle is about Mae Holland who gets a new job at the world’s most powerful internet company, The Circle.

[photo: Michelle Quint]

[photo: Michelle Quint]

Published October 10, 2013 by Hamish Hamilton.

Kerry Wilkinson
Has sold two more crime novels to Pan Macmillan, taking his tally at the publisher to 14. The first, Something Wicked, features PI Andrew Hunter and is a spin-off from Playing with Fire, book five of the Jessica Daniel series. The second book in the deal, Down Among the Dead Men, features a man saved from a mugging by a Manchester crime boss.

Isla Morley
Above, to be published in May next year by Hodder & Stoughton imprint Two Roads, is about a teenage old girl trapped in an abandoned missile silo by a man convinced he is saving her from the end of the world.

Rosalie Ham [below]
Soon to be a film starring Kate Winslet, Australian Ham’s novel The Dressmaker will be published in the UK.Rosalie Ham 16-8-13Couturier Tilly returns home to the Outback from Europe and unravels the secrets of her past. Ham’s book, which is set in the 1950s, has sold over 55,000 copies in Australia published by Duffy & Snellgrove.