Bookouture re-signs contracts with bestselling authors Evans, Vickery and Travers

We are delighted to share the news that Commissioning Editor Natalie Edwards has acquired World All Language rights to a new historical fiction novel for 2024 from author Natalie Meg Evans, represented by Sophie Gorell-Barnes at MBA Literary.

Commissioning Editor Edwards said,

‘I am so excited to have another rich, vivid and emotional dual timeline novel from such a brilliant author. Full of heartbreaking family secrets hidden for decades, this book shows how the devastating events of World War II continue to echo through time. Natalie Meg Evans’ writing is so evocative, and I cannot wait for readers to be swept up in this moving piece of historical fiction.’

Natalie Meg Evans said,

‘I so enjoyed writing from a dual timeline in my previous novel, The Locket, I wanted to do it all over again! Viewing history through characters separated by time allows me to unpeel a mystery layer by layer, while creating tension between vanished lives and modern ones. I’m delighted to be commissioned by Bookouture to write this book. Thanks also to my agent, Sophie Gorell Barnes, for being alongside me in this process.’

Agent Sophie Gorell-Barnes added,

‘I am very proud to be working with Natalie and Natalie at Bookouture on her latest gripping and moving story set in WWII and the present day. Natalie masterfully draws us into the past and the ever-rippling tragedies of war.’

We are thrilled to announce that Commissioning Editor Billi-Dee Jones has acquired World All Language rights to three gripping psychological thrillers from author Sam Vickery.

Billi said,

‘I’m very excited to be working with Sam Vickery on three more fantastic psychological thriller books. Her writing is totally gripping, and each book is full of pulse-pounding moments and jaw-dropping reveals. I cannot wait for readers to get their hands on these unputdownable books!’

Sam said,

‘I’m delighted to be writing another three novels, and to continue working with the wonderful and dynamic team at Bookouture. I look forward to sharing these new stories with my readers!’

We are also delighted to announce that Associate Publisher Jess Whitlum-Cooper acquired World All Language rights (including audio, film and TV) for four more historical cosy crime novels from Lydia Travers.

The first book will be the next in the Scottish Ladies’ Detective Agency series, while the following three will form a new historical cosy crime series, also set in Scotland.

Jess said,

‘I am thrilled to have four more books coming from Lydia! Readers around the world have loved her Scottish historical cosy crime novels, and I can’t wait for them to discover these new releases.’

Lydia said,

‘I’m delighted to be working with Bookouture again and I know my characters are equally happy to have more cosy crimes to investigate.’

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