Fiction

We represent a wide range of fiction from very commercial to very literary and will take on any novel that sparks our passion -- be it a mystery that makes us laugh or creeps us out, a literary novel with an ingenious hook, a quiet romance, or a thrilling adventure story. Many of our titles have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers and have won prestigious awards, including Edgar Award and National Book Award nominations.

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Camille Perri

The Assistants

Putnam

This wry and astute debut from Camille Perri is about a young Manhattanite named Tina Fontana whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. With a starred Booklist review and dozens of impressive blurbs, The Assistants speaks directly to a new generation of women looking for a clever, fun heroine looking to get ahead without playing by the rules.

Lisa Lutz

How to Start A Fire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Lisa Lutz’s NYT bestselling and Edgar-nominated Spellman series has been praised by many and translated into 20 languages, but here she publishes a new, standalone novel about unexpected friendship—three women thrown together in college who grow to adulthood united and divided by secrets, lies, and a single night that shaped all of them.  It got starred Booklist, Library Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly reviews, and Megan Abbott calls it, “Whipsmart and cunning, deeply funny and profoundly moving… a knockout."  The novel is an IndieNext pick and an Amazon Best Book of the Month.

 

 

Gillian Flynn

The Grownup

Crown/Random House

Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning short story, originally published in George R.R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, is now published as a standalone. A young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. When the "psychic" visits Susan's eerie Victorian home, she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s disturbing teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters.  The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. 

Alice LaPlante

A Circle of Wives

Grove/Atlantic


NYT and NPR bestselling author Alice LaPlante’s newest novel tells the story of a renowned plastic surgeon, respected family man, and active community spokesman named Dr. John Taylor. But, hidden from the public eye, he led a secret life—in fact, multiple lives. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities.  This charged and provocative psychological thriller dissects the dynamics of love and marriage, trust and jealousy.

Susan Elia MacNeal

Mr. Churchill's Secretary

Bantam/Random House

Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary captures the drama of an era of unprecedented challenge—and the greatness that rose to meet it.  Susan Elia MacNeal blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a spectacularly crafted novel that Stefanie Pintoff calls "intelligent, richly detailed, and filled with suspense."

Julia Dahl

Invisible City

Minotaur Books/St. Martin's Press


Journalist Julia Dahl’s debut novel introduces Rebekah Roberts, whose father is Christian and mother is a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn who fled shortly after she was born.  When Rebekah returns to New York as a reporter, a murder in the Hasidic community brings her face to face with her heritage.  Dahl has gotten rave reviews from Kirkus and Booklist and a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, as well as praise from Gillian Flynn and Cara Hoffman.