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DHH Literary Agency has just had a very exciting weekend at CrimeFest in Bristol…

Not only was it a fantastic weekend filled with fun, as we’ve come to expect every time we visit CrimeFest, but one of our authors, Len Tyler, won the Goldsboro Books Last Laugh Award which is awarded to the Best Humorous Crime Novel of 2014 for his brilliant novel Crooked Herring (published by Allison & Busby).

We are absolutely delighted for Len, and there couldn’t be a worthier winner. These novels really are hilarious, and we of course recommend that you pick up a copy immediately!

Buy Crooked Herring in paperback here.

Follow Len on twitter: @lenctyler

Len Tyler award

Photo by Len Tyler

And then, to top off what was a most successful weekend for the agency, we received the phenomenal news that Ragnar Jónasson, author of the outstanding novel Snowblind (published by Orenda Books and translated by Quentin Bates, who has done a very fine job indeed), managed to rise so sharply up the rankings of the Amazon UK Kindle Store that it hit the number 1 spot for all eBooks in the UK! And yes, we really do mean this, it managed to knock the worldwide bestseller The Girl on the Train off its top spot for the weekend, a position that had been held for a great many months.

We couldn’t have been more thrilled, especially as the timing was just so brilliant with Ragnar being over with us in the UK for CrimeFest. A toast was raised, and we hope that Snowblind will go on to great things, as both author and publisher alike deserve all the success in the world. The book isn’t even officially published yet, but already has numerous fans including some very big name authors. If you don’t believe me, you can see below none other than Lee Child with his copy of Snowblind that he picked up over the weekend… Snowblind is also currently book of the month at Goldsboro Books where you can pick up exclusive signed and numbered hardbacks.

Lee child and Snowblind

Photo by Karen Sullivan

Praise for Snowblind:

‘Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty… a must-read’ – Peter James

‘Seductive… Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully’ – Ann Cleeves

‘As dazzling as its title implies’ – William Ryan

‘A stunning murder mystery by one of the country’s finest crime writers’ – Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

‘Is King Arnaldur [Indridason] looking to his laurels? There is a young pretender beavering away, his eye on the crown: Ragnar Jonasson’ -Barry Forshaw

‘A truly chilling debut’ – Eva Dolan

Buy the Snowblind eBook on Amazon here.

Follow Ragnar on twitter: @Ragnarjo