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Cass Green

Cass Green
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR
Cass Green

Had me gripped from first page to last – completely under the spell of prim yet twisted narrator Hester, a pensioner with an exhilaratingly pitch-black heart of darkness beneath her twinset and pearls
Ruth Ware, author of In A Dark Dark Wood

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.

Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help.

But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…
Cass Green - The Woman Next Door
Cass Green is the adult pen name of Caroline Green, an award -winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks and Hold Your Breath garnered rave reviews and were shortlisted for eleven awards between them, including: The Amazing Book Award; The Catalyst Book Award The Leeds Book Award; The Hampshire Book Award; Sefton Super Reads, the Oldham Book Award and The Stockport Book Award. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Writing for Children at City University. Caroline has been a journalist for over twenty years and has written for many broadsheet newspapers and glossy magazines.

World English: HarperCollins
All other rights: JBA

Nige Tassell

Nige Tassell
Nige Tassell is a sport and music journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Word, FourFourTwo, Esquire, Q, The New Statesman and many others. His forthcoming book – The Bottom Corner: A Season With The Dreamers Of Non-League Football – will be published by Yellow Jersey Press in autumn 2016. He is also the author of Mr Gig: One Man’s Search For The Soul Of Live Music, described by Stuart Maconie as “wise and witty”. Nige lives in the hill country of Somerset with his wife, two children and the entire back catalogue of Half Man Half Biscuit.

Nige is represented by Kevin Pocklington – kevin@jennybrownassociates.com

Anja de Jager

Anja de Jager
Anja de Jager is a London-based native Dutch speaker who writes in English. She draws inspiration from cases that her father, a retired police detective, worked on in the Netherlands. Anja has written a number of short stories, some of which have been shortlisted for Mslexia. She is currently working on the next Lotte Meerman novel.

… a novel brilliantly evoking the isolation of a woman with an unbearable weight on her conscience.” – Sunday Times

A Cold Death In Amsterdam
Anja de Jager A Cold Death in Amsterdam
A Cold Death In Amsterdam introduces Lotte Meerman, a Cold Case detective still recovering from the emotional devastation of her previous investigation. A tip-off leads Lotte to an unresolved ten-year-old murder case in which her father was the lead detective. When she discovers irregularities surrounding the original investigation that make him a suspect, she decides to cover for him. She doesn’t tell her boss about the family connection and jeopardises her career by hiding evidence. Now Lotte has to find the real murderer before her acts are discovered, otherwise her father will go to jail and she will lose her job, the one thing in life she still takes pride in . . .

Published by Constable, November 2015

Anja is represented by Allan – allan@jennybrownassociates.com

E S Thomson

E S Thomson

Elaine Thomson was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire. She has a PhD in the history of medicine and works as a university lecturer in Edinburgh. She was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award and the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award. Elaine lives in Edinburgh with her two sons.

Elaine’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/es_thomson

E. S. Thomson is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by E. S. Thomson

Beloved Poison

Constable, March 2016
North America: Pegasus

E S Thomson - Beloved Poison

Ramshackle and crumbling, trapped in the past and resisting the future, St Saviour’s Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors the doctors bicker and fight. Ambition, jealousy and hatred seethe beneath the veneer of professional courtesy. Always an outsider, and with a secret of her own to hide, apothecary Jem Flockhart observes everything, but says nothing.

And then six tiny coffins are uncovered, inside each a handful of dried flowers and a bundle of mouldering rags. When Jem comes across these strange relics hidden inside the infirmary’s old chapel, her quest to understand their meaning prises open a long-forgotten past – with fatal consequences.

In a trail that leads from the bloody world of the operating theatre and the dissecting table to the notorious squalor of Newgate and the gallows, Jem’s adversary proves to be both powerful and ruthless. As St Saviour’s destruction draws near, the dead are unearthed from their graves whilst the living are forced to make impossible choices. And murder is the price to be paid for the secrets to be kept.

Praise for Beloved Poison

You can almost feel the evil miasma rising from the page
Kirkus Reviews

This outstanding debut historical enthrals with its meticulously researched details
Library Journal

A wonderfully engrossing and evocative read
The Book Bag

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28933550-beloved-poison

Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid is a writer and columnist at the Times. Since 2010, when she fell off her horse and broke her neck, she has written Spinal Column in the Times Saturday Magazine. She has held senior positions at the Scotsman, Sunday Mail and the Herald.

Melanie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Melanie Reid

The Boy From Nowhere
Harper Collins, October 2015

Gregor-Fisher---The-Boy-from-Nowhere

Growing up outside Glasgow, Gregor was 14 he asked where he was christened and was told that he was adopted. But it wasn’t quite that simple. And so began an unfolding of truths, half-truths and polite cover-ups from his various families.

In 2014 Gregor approached Times columnist Melanie Reid to help him tell his story. Together they travelled through the mining villages of central Scotland to uncover the mystery of his birth and early life. What emerged was a story of secrets, deception, tragic accidents and early death, coldness and rejection from some, but a welcome from the most unexpected of quarters.

From the squalor of industrial Coatbridge after WWI to his own 1950s Glasgow childhood, via a love letter found in the wallet of a dead man, to the meeting with the stranger who claimed to be his sister outside Lost Property at Glasgow Central Station, Gregor’s story was about finding out who he was and where he came from. That’s all he wanted to know.

Chitra Ramaswamy

Chitra Ramaswamy

Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist. After cutting her teeth at The Big Issue in Scotland, she moved to Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman where she became one of the newspapers’ leading columnists, book reviewers, interviewers, magazine and feature writers. Her first book, Expecting, won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 2016. She currently writes for a range of publications including the Guardian. She and her partner and their young son live in Edinburgh.

Chitra’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chitgrrl

Chitra Ramaswamy is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Chitra

Expecting
Saraband, April 2016

Chitra Ramaswamy - Expecting

When Chitra Ramaswamy discovered she was pregnant, she longed for a book that went above and beyond a manual; a book that did more than describe what was happening in her growing body. One that, instead, got to the very heart of this overwhelming, confusing and exciting experience.

Expecting takes the reader on a physical, emotional, philosophical and artistic odyssey through pregnancy. A memoir exploring each of the nine months of Chitra’s pregnancy, Expecting is refreshingly different and contains elements of narrative non-fiction, travel and nature writing, biology, and literary analysis. The sum is a book of intimate, strange, wild, and lyrical essays that pay tribute to this most extraordinary and ordinary of experiences.

Praise for Expecting

Immediately, poignantly, gripping…magnificent
Zoe Williams, Guardian

Elegant, funny, brimming with acute observations and suffused with a gentle intimacy. Expecting combines a poet’s feel for language with a journalistic candour
Gavin Francis

Beautiful and oddly compelling…All of life is here, oceans are crossed, fates decided, it bristles with love and terror and place, and has a spectacular, blood splattered finale. An extraordinary book and a glorious read
Denise Mina

Like spending time with a particularly wise and funny friend…Writing of great insight, humour and emotional intelligence
The Times

An extraordinary book … to write so well, so richly about so ordinary an event. Lovely
Sara Maitland

Ramaswamy takes the obvious fact that we are all born and turns it into something strange and new
Times Literary Supplement

Winner Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award 2016

Jackie Copleton

Jackie Copleton

Jackie Copleton lived in Nagasaki and Sapporo where she taught English before returning to England and becoming a journalist. This is her first novel.

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
a dictionary of mutual understanding

‘What and how much should I admit to myself, and to others? Should I begin with this acknowledgement: my daughter Yuko might be alive today if I had loved her in a different way?’

When a badly scarred man knocks on the door of Amaterasu Takahashi’s retirement home and says that he is her grandson, she doesn’t believe him.

But if you’ve become adept at lying, can you tell when someone is speaking the truth? Amaterasu knows her grandson and her daughter died the day the Americans dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki; she searched for them amongst the ruins of her devastated city and has spent years burying her memories of that brutal summer. So this man is either a miracle or a cruel trick.

The stranger forces Amaterasu to revisit her past; the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance, the fierceness of a mother’s love. For years she has held on to the idea that she did what she had to do to protect her family… but now nothing seems so certain.

We can’t rewrite history, but can we create a new future?

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Nagasaki before and after the bomb, A DICTIONARY OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING is about regret, forgiveness and the exquisite pain of love.

World Rights: Penguin Random House
EAN: 9780091959067
Published: 16 Jul 2015

Rudi Esch

Rudi Esch
Rudi Esch was born in Düsseldorf and studied Modern German Literature and Philosophy at Heinrich-Heine-University. From 1983 he has played an active part in the Düsseldorf music scene, performing with several punk and new wave bands. In 1987 he formed a band with Klaus Dinger, formerly front man with NEU! Since 1988 Rudi has played bass guitar for electronic rock band Die Krupps, and he works as instrumentalist, composer, lyricist and producer. His first book, Electri_city, an oral account of the electronic music scene in Düsseldorf in the 1970s, was published by Suhrkamp to rave reviews in Germany in 2014. Omnibus Press will publish in 2016 for the English language market.

Rudi is represented by Kevin – kevin@jennybrownassociates.com

Rudi Esch - Electri_city

Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson
Jason Henderson began writing for Athletics Weekly in 1995 and has edited the magazine since 2001. He has covered four Olympics and written about athletics for The Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, The Times and GQ. His passion for athletics was ignited as a teenager in the 1980s when he pestered his father to drive him from their home in Blackpool to track meetings as far afield as Cwmbran and Crystal Palace to watch Zola Budd’s early races in the UK. He is currently working on a book about the intertwining stories of Budd and her rival Mary Decker, which will be published by Birlinn (Arena) in 2016.

Jason is represented by Kevin – kevin@jennybrownassociates.com

Gerard McDade

Gerry McDade
Gerard McDade is a writer, broadcaster, presenter and football commentator. He worked full-time for Celtic’s Media Department as a Producer/Presenter for Celtic TV show, ‘The Huddle’ for two years before returning to Freelance work. A published author (Celtic -The Supersonic ’70s; B&W Publishing 2009), he has just completed his first film screenplay and has contributed to newspapers, magazines and websites. He is currently Match-day Commentator for Bauer Media working for Radio Forth in Edinburgh.

Gerard is represented by Kevin – kevin@jennybrownassociates.com