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Zannah Kearns

Zannah Kearns
Zannah took an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff university, before going on to work in the charity sector. She now lives in Berkshire with her husband and two young children.

Books by Zannah Kearns

No Use Crying

The discovery of a grandfather Niki thought had died years ago means a sudden move to London and the start of a whole new life. Niki has to learn quickly to fit in and survive in the school halls and on the tough streets. And at the same time she must come to terms with the fact that her mum has been hiding the truth.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Zannah Kearns is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –

Guy Kennaway

Guy Kennaway

Guy Kennaway is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, as well as journalism.
This year’s funniest, most thoroughly likeable novel … a fantastical yet believable microcosm of life … Kennaway has succeeded in following in the footsteps of his acknowledged model – Garrison Keillor’ – GQ
Follow my advice: take One People, mix with a bottle of wine and some ‘herbal’ cigarettes, find a tree, sit down and enjoy. Unbeatable’ – The Big Issue
Kennaway has a superb eye for lower-case eccentrics, the strangeness of familiar rituals and the intimacies of the seemingly trivial. Like Garrison Keillor, but with stronger material’ – Arena

Books by Guy Kennaway

Bird Brain
A very, very funny novel about country sports, murder, intrigue – and talking pheasants.
A brilliant new comic novel made me laugh out loud last week: Bird Brain, by Guy Kennaway, describes the fate of Banger, a member of the landed gentry murdered for his estate. Banger comes back to earth as a pheasant, and as the shooting season approaches he is set on revenge. Kennaway’s pheasants are spookily realistic and hilariously funny” Janet Street-Porter, Independent on Sunday.
The funniest book I’ve read this year is Guy Kennaway’s Bird Brain” – The Guardian, Books of the Year
A great book – I love it” – Jilly Cooper
UK & Commonwealth: Jonathan Cape
All other rights: JBA

One People
This is ‘Northern Exposure’ in an agreeable climate. Guy Kennaway’s delightful novel evokes brilliantly the unique culture of Jamaica and in particular the small community of Campbell Cove where everybody has a say in everything, no dispute is too petty, no relationship inconsequential and there’s no such thing as a secret.
World Rights: Jenny Brown Associates

Sunbathing Naked
Sunbathing Naked is one man’s quest to understand the skin we’re in and why we’re all so obsessed with it. From the waiting rooms of Harley Street to the naked-sunbathing terraces of the Dead Sea, Kennaway navigates a multitude of cures for the incurable, telling his own provocative tale alongside the stories of a riotous identity-parade of doctors, quacks, patients and the smooth-skinned few that he meets along the way. This smart, hilarious and upbeat memoir is for anyone who has ever tried to cover up a spot, or felt their body was less than perfect.

World Rights: Canongate Books
Guy Kennaway is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –

Alanna Knight

Alanna Knight

Alanna Knight was born on Tyneside of Scots-Irish parentage and remains one of the most popular authors in UK libraries. She is a leading crime writer who has three historical crime series, the Victorian detective Inspector Jeremy Faro, lady investigator Rose McQuinn, and time-traveller Tam Eildor. Her 60 published works also include romantic thrillers and historical novels. Alanna is an authority on Robert Louis Stevenson and her non-fiction includes true crime, ‘how to write’ guides and biographies.

Alanna is Hon President of Edinburgh Writers’ Club, Hon President and founder member of Scottish Association of Writers, member of Society of Authors and Crime Writers’ Association. She was awarded and MBE in 2014.

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Selected Books by Alanna

Rose McQuinn Series

The Balmoral Incident (#8)
Allison & Busby, October 2014


Rose McQuinn is invited to stay with her friend Olive who has a small cottage on the Balmoral Estate. As Rose travels on the train with her trusty dog Vane and her niece Mabel, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. Little does she realise that within just 48 hours of their arrival, death will have visited the great castle. Can Rose find out what happened and prevent any more bloodshed?

Praise for The Balmoral Incident

Alanna Knight could hardly be better, with a crime novelist’s insight into motive and aftermath
Ian Rankin

Entertaining … with plenty of gothic mystery, period colour and even a soupcon of science fiction. Alanna Knight mixes the genres like a master chef
Historical Novels Review

All the mystery and intrigue of any Kathy Reichs or P. D. James story
Peterborough Evening Telegraph


Deadly Legacy (#7)
Allison & Busby, June 2012

Edinburgh, 1901. Rose McQuinn has agreed to help her neighbour, Mrs Lawers, by delivering what she claims to be a family legacy to her only living relative. Conveniently, the trip allows allow Rose to meet with Detective Inspector Jack Macmerry’s daughter to try and re-establish contact with her on his behalf. Soon, Rose’s philanthropic journey takes a turn towards the dangerous when she is attacked on a train and, on returning to Edinburgh, discovers Mrs Lawers and her maid are dead. Befriending a young first-time mother and investigating the history of Mrs Lawers’ family, Rose finds links not only between the two, but also to Royal history, London’s theatre community, and her own home in Solomon’s Tower. But when Jack is shot on duty, her attention shifts to him and his desire to get to know his daughter. Balancing the murder investigation alongside her obligations to family and friends, Rose discovers ties that reveal that the past has not completely left the present.


Inspector Faro Series
Murder Most Foul (#17)
Allison & Busby, January 2013

1861. When the body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close, Detective Constable Faro assumes the killing is a random act of violence – until he finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, underneath her corpse. His superiors scoff at his suspicions of a serial killer, but days later a man is attacked in the street, and left badly bruised and battered with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro believes there’s a connection. He must contend with other problems, though, if he is to solve the case. Detective Sergeant Gosse does his best to frame suspect after suspect, but remains constantly irritated by his detective constable. And although Faro’s sweetheart Lizzie loves him deeply, he is not sure if he feels the same way. And what of Inga St Ola, Faro’s first and only true love from his native Orkney? Amongst all this, a servant at Lizzie’s place of work goes missing. Could her disappearance be linked to the playing-card killer? Beset by hostile superiors and a police-hating public, Faro feels he may never crack this confounding case.

Praise for Murder Most Foul

Where better to place a Victorian detective than the streets of 19th century Edinburgh, with its elegant society masking the city s delinquent underbelly
Edinburgh Evening News

The book has been beautifully written and researched. Victorian Edinburgh has been recreated to thoroughly engage the reader with the characters and settings as they follow the intricacies of the plot
Historical Novels Review