Fiction & Drama

Northbank fiction in 2024


From escapist summers to gripping thrillers and enemies-to-lovers romcoms, here are our recent and upcoming highlights from Northbank fiction writers.

The Italian Holiday - Catherine Mangan

Escape to Italy and fall in love with this perfect summer read by Catherine Mangan.

A glorious and uplifting escapist novel set against the stunning backdrop of the Italian coast, published by Sphere (an imprint of Little, Brown).

A Killer of Influence JD Kirk

Deranged killers. Ruthless kidnappers. The odd stray sheep. It’s all in a day’s work for Police Scotland’s DCI Jack Logan.

JD Kirk’s DCI Jack Logan series has sold over three million copies in e-book, received widespread reader acclaim and achieved seven Kindle number one bestsellers.

Canelo are now publishing the series in paperback, starting with the first three titles in May 2024. Canelo will publish the twentieth book in the series, A Killer of Influence, in hardback in September 2024.

BAD PUBLICITY Bianca Gillam cover

Yesterday they were just exes. Today they’re a writer and a publicist… on tour in Europe… for a month. 

Bad Publicity is a classic enemies-to-lovers romance from debut author and new romance star Bianca Gillam.

Bloomsbury, who acquired the novel in a significant pre-empt, will publish January 2025.

SOMEBODY USED TO LOVE Eve Ainsworth cover

Lost memories. Lost loves. Can they find their way back to each other?

A heartbreaking and twisty will-they-won’t-they-should-they novel by Eve Ainsworth. Published by Canelo June 2024.

The Vanishing of Joni Blackwood - Lisa Rookes - final cover - website

The debris from the party the night before is scattered underneath the village tree and across the cobbles. Red wine stains the ground like blood. And Joni has vanished. 

An utterly compelling mystery with a twist you won’t see coming by Lisa Rookes. Published by Orion in ebook April 2024, with paperback published September 2024.

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