The agency had a busy year in 2015, which saw much-praised and strong selling titles from Michael Arnold, Ros Barber, Peter Doggett, Russell Senior, Scott Mariani and Robyn Young among others. The year ended on something of a high when Andy Bull's debut Speed Kings was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
2016 promises new adventures. January saw the paperback release of Speed Kings in a new jacket, telling the amazing story of the Bobsled and four gentleman adventurers at the 1932 Winter Olympics. A deal is brewing to bring the story to the big screen.
Also in January, Ros Barber's one-man play adaptation of her own novel, The Marlowe Papers, was previewed for a week in Brighton to great acclaim and in preparation of a touring show. And right at the end of the month, Scott Mariani's latest Ben Hope thriller, The Cassandra Sanction, became the twelfth bestseller in the series.
February brings the remarkable second novel by A.K. Benedict. Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts is a supernatural crime novel in a style and genre the author has made her own – witty, macabre and menacing. A.K. Benedict's debut The Beauty of Murder is currently being developed for television.
In March the much anticipated debut by Nina Lyon is published. Already the recipient of advance praise from the likes of John Burnside and Robert MacFarlane, Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man is a timely, beautifully written and joyfully provocative account of the most enduring and recognisable of Britain's folk images.
The mass-market paperback of Devotion by Ros Barber is published in April, as is the mass market edition of Marston Moor by Michael Arnold. And in May, Scott Mariani's next Ben Hope instalment, Star of Africa, will be the first part of a sensational new two-book sequence that will be the biggest and most epic Ben Hope adventure yet.
In July, Sunday Times bestselling author Robyn Young is launching a thrilling new series, New World Rising. The first novel in the series, Sons of the Blood, begins at the dawn of the Tudor era – the end of one tumultuous period of English history and the start of another. The series will take Jack Winter, a soldier and spy for hire, from England to Spain to the New World, in a story of action, conspiracy and suspense from one of our leading historical novelists.