We are delighted to announce that our fifth novel, FROM THE CRADLE, will be published by Thomas & Mercer, part of Amazon Publishing, in the UK and US this autumn.
This is an exciting next step for us, with a new publisher and a new series, featuring DI Patrick Lennon. The book is scheduled for release autumn 2014, with the exact date to follow. It will be exclusive to Amazon and will be available as a Kindle book, paperback and audiobook.
Everyone who has read it is confident that FROM THE CRADLE is our best book yet and we can’t wait for our loyal and growing band of readers to get their hands on it. Here’s the blurb:
When three children are snatched from beneath the noses of their parents in south-west London, DI Patrick Lennon knows he is facing the most difficult challenge of his career. A year ago, Lennon was forced to arrest his own wife after she tried to murder their baby. Now, struggling with childcare and the emotional fallout, Lennon is under intense pressure to find the abductor. And then the body of one of the children is found in a local park…
As dead end follows dead end, Lennon is increasingly haunted by the case – until his hospitalised wife sets him on the right path – a path that leads to the unearthing of a dark family secret and the biggest dilemma of his life.
Blending police procedural and psychological thriller, FROM THE CRADLE introduces DI Patrick Lennon – sensitive, tough, methodical – as he faces every parent’s greatest fear.
Back in 2011, when we self-published CATCH YOUR DEATH and KILLING CUPID, we were thrilled when they reached the top of the Kindle chart in the UK. This led to a four-book deal with HarperCollins and the subsequent publication of ALL FALL DOWN and FORWARD SLASH. Unfortunately, the success of our first books wasn’t repeated – until Mark self-published THE MAGPIES in 2013. This topped the Kindle chart and has so far sold 180,000 copies. Our combined ebook sales in the UK are just over 300,000.
With THE MAGPIES now published by Thomas & Mercer, and Mark’s hugely positive experience working with the Amazon Publishing team, we didn’t hesitate to accept a deal with Thomas & Mercer for FROM THE CRADLE.
As well as this novel, there will be three more solo books from Mark and Louise published in 2014:
Mark’s WHAT YOU WISH FOR will be published in March.
Louise’s THE VENUS TRAP is coming this spring.
Mark’s BECAUSE SHE LOVES ME will be published by Thomas & Mercer this autumn, before FROM THE CRADLE.
Mark will also be publishing a new short story through Amazon Publishing this year.
More details about all of these books will follow soon.
We are firm believers in the growing power that authors now have thanks to self-publishing and the options that authors have to mix self- and traditional-publishing. For us, the most important thing is to connect with readers and keep writing books they enjoy. We are very excited by this next step in our careers, both together and solo, and can’t wait to see what happens next.
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