The North was founded in October 2017 by a group of agents with decades of experience in the book world: not only as agents, but as booksellers and publishers – and even a writer. We’re a small agency, but we think our list of best-sellers and award winners shows that we punch above our weight. In a business dominated by large London publishers and agencies, we’re proud to be one of very few literary agencies based in the north; though our reach is global, with writers published in more than 30 territories around the world.

Assortimento di libri

TITLES

ECHOES OF THE RUNES

Genre:

Chick-Lit

Publisher:

Headline (Hachette)

Rights avail:

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, French, German, Serbian, Spanish

Czech

WINNER of the Fantasy Romantic Novel Award at the 2021 Romantic Novel Awards

Christina Courtenay brings the fascinating Viking era to life in her stunning new dual-time novel of forbidden love, secrets and adventure.

THE TEAROOM ON THE BAY

Genre:

Chick-Lit

Publisher:

Aria (Head of Zeus)

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish

The Tearoom on the Bay follows Ellie, who is returning home to Sanderson Bay to start a new life running an artisan tearoom. Just as her life is getting back to normal, she meets Ben, and discovers a kind man underneath his brooding exterior.

THE CROWN AGENT

Genre:

Historical Adventure

Publisher:

Sandstone

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish

Shortlisted for the 2020 Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year

Disillusioned young doctor, Mungo Lyon, is recruited by the Crown to investigate a mysterious murder and shipwreck off the coast of Scotland. Doctor Lyon, his reputation tarnished by the Burke & Hare scandal, and forbidden to practise as a surgeon, is the wrong man.
That’s exactly why the Crown chose him.

CONFESSION WITH BLUE HORSES

Genre:

Literary & General

Publisher:

Head of Zeus

Rights avail:

Bulgarian, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish

Sold: Czech

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2019

Fragments of childhood are pieced together in this moving depiction of a family's struggle.

THE STRANGER

Genre:

Thriller & Noir

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish

From the corridors of Westminster to the refugee camps of Jordan, the back streets of East London to the badlands of Iraq, The Stranger is a nerve-shredding journey of suspense as Jude Lyon pieces together the shape of an implacable horror coming towards him - and a conspiracy of lies behind him.

TRANCE

Genre:

Thriller & Noir

Publisher:

Thomas & Mercer

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish

A twisted and sophisticated thriller that perfectly blends the nail-biting suspense and shocks of Silence of the Lambs and Shutter Island.

PAIN

Genre:

Thriller & Noir

Publisher:

Thomas & Mercer

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish

A killer intoxicated by pain. Should Alex Madison stop her—or save her?

MIRROR

Genre:

Thriller & Noir

Publisher:

Thomas & Mercer

Rights avail:

Estonian, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian. Spanish, Serbian

She has a dangerous gift. They’ll stop at nothing to take it.

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