Jo Fletcher Books acquire three new novels from Alison Littlewood - Archieved Post

January 22, 2015 - 3:04 pm No Comments

Jo Fletcher Books has concluded a deal for A Cold Silence: the sequel to Alison Littlewood’s Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller A Cold Season.
What do you want? Whatever your wish, Acheron can grant it… for a price. And Ben Cassidy is about to discover just how scary that price can be. Ben’s always had strict instructions from his mother, Cass, to stay away from his childhood home of Darnshaw. Then an old friend from the village dies unexpectedly and Ben has no choice but to break his promise, for Jessica’s death might be linked to the computer game called Acheron – a game he knows all about.
Ben’s beloved sister Gaila has been playing Acheron too, and so have some more of Ben’s old friends from Darnshaw. And as they delve ever deeper into the world of Acheron, good intentions begin to slip, morals begin to look suspect and some of them find themselves falling deeper into corruption. Ben could save them all, but the price for doing so might just be too high…
Alison Littlewood said of her new deal: ‘It has been fabulous working with Jo and her team, so I’m delighted to continue to do so for the next three books! A very nice Christmas present indeed.’
Jo Fletcher said: ‘I’m thrilled to be able to continue working with Alison, who was not just one of my earliest acquisitions for JFB, but my first bestseller. I’m even more excited that the first book is A Cold Silence, the long-awaited sequel to her Richard & Judy Book Club pick A Cold Season – what could be better?’

Praise for A Cold Season:
This sensual and rather frightening story has a clever ending – it’s all hugely enjoyable‘ Richard Madeley
This is a very spooky story. You’ll love it if you are into tales of the occult, or a fan of film classic The Wicker Man‘ Judy Finnigan, Women’s Own
A scary read that will chill you to the bone… Beware if fact and fiction suddenly start to blur‘

Jo Fletcher Books will publish A Cold Silence in September 2015.
For further information please contact Andrew Turner at Quercus on 020 7291 6604 or email

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