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Nouvelle série de Richard Osman

A new series by the internationally bestseller author Richard Osman.

by Richard Osman
Viking, September 2024
(via Mushens Entertainment)

This new series by internationally bestseller author, Richard Osman, stars a father and daughter-in-law duo who run their own private investigation company which takes them around the world, solving mysteries that nobody else can.

Richard Osman has worked as an executive producer on numerous UK shows. Richard’s debut novel The Thursday Murder Club has been published in over 44 territories and has spent as many weeks as #1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List in the UK. He became a New York Times bestseller, has been nominated for an Edgar Award in the US, and is also an international bestseller in Sweden, Iceland, Japan, and Germany.


Vividly imagined and utterly original, THE EXTRAORDINARY DISAPPOINTMENTS OF LEOPOLD BERRY is brand-new YA fantasy series from master storyteller Ransom Riggs, author of the #1 internationally bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children!

by Ransom Riggs
Dutton (Penguin Random House), 2024 – 2026
(via Writers House)

© Tahereh Mafi

Leopold Berry is a Los Angeles teenager living with his father, a blowhard success coach. Leopold’s mother died when he was twelve and was the source of her son’s love both for LA’s weird side and for movie magic. Since her passing, much of his life has been spent avoiding disappointing his overbearing father and obsessing over his favorite TV show—a 1990s kids’ fantasy series called Sunderworld. To call it a cult favorite is generous. As far as Leopold knows, he and his best friend Emmet are the only people in the world who watch it. Leopold’s VHS tapes of season one, which he saved from the trash after his mother’s death, might be the only copies. It’s not even on the sketchiest torrent sites (and Leopold would know; he desperately wants to find the second season).

Leopold and Emmet spent much of their early teens recreating the show, cheesy special effects and all, and Leopold was convinced that the Sunder mythology was real and the reason he found the tapes was because he was destined to be the chosen one. But the envoys from Sunder never arrived, and soon Sunderworld became an embarrassing relic of his childhood. But in the aftermath of a humiliating meeting with a college admissions coach, Leopold’s visions return stronger than ever, and before the day is over, he’s convinced that Sunder isreal and that he’s really the chosen one.

It turns out he’s half right. Leopold must face a world where he was right about magic—Sunder is real and far more magical powerful than any cheesy kids’ show. But he was wrong about himself and his role in the world. Mostly.

Book 1: Fall 2024

Book 2: Fall 2025

Book 3: Fall 2026

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi, and their family.


New York Times bestselling author John Stephens delivers a riveting new crossover novel set against a brilliantly rendered historic New York. Filled with John’s trademark storytelling mastery and humour, THE BLOODY HEART OF IT is a mystery packed with suspense and action, and—most of all—a phenomenal love story that will have readers aching to get to the last page.

by John Stephens
Knopf/Penguin Random House, Spring 2025
(via Writers House)

But what is this trouble you’re in, Mary? Why do you say you’re scared? Who are you scared of? I have been able to hold this panic at bay all the way across the vast cold Atlantic, but now that I’m here, my fears have crowded in close. . . My heart is bursting. We shall be together again, Mary. We shall be whole.

Set in New York at the turn of the 20th Century, The Bloody Heart Of It follows Caitlin, a seventeen-year-old Derry native who crosses the Atlantic in search of her beloved twin sister Mary, who ran away more than a year before (fifteen months, two weeks, and one day, to be exact). After an excruciating silence, Mary has finally written to her sister that she’s in America—and she’s in trouble, and desperately afraid. Of what, she dares not say.

Where Mary is dreamy and angelic, Caitlin is flinty and tough as an axe head—but America is not Ireland, and bitterly cold New York is not the village Caitlin has always known. On her hunt for what happened to her sister, the bold and sharp-witted Caitlin is quickly drawn into a perilous underworld of corrupt policeman and violent criminals—people prepared to carry out unspeakable acts to conceal the truth.

Enter William Furey. As a boy, he was rescued from the streets by a notorious gangster, Frank Shannon. As a man, molded in Frank’s image, William’s sweet face belies his reputation as one of NYC’s most feared killers. Nicknamed after the fabled Irish warrior Cu’ Chulainn, he wrestles with an unnameable internal force—a cold, metallic anger that causes him to commit brutalities he has no memory of.

William too is scouring New York’s streets and alleys for the truth about Mary. Her story is a common one. She left Ireland, came to New York, and got into trouble. There’s nothing to suggest anyone should be interested in her—but there are strange whispers circulating, and William has been ordered to uncover their source.

When his search leads him to Caitlin, their initial wariness of one another quickly transforms into something else—an irresistible something that neither one of them has ever known before. The suddenness and strength of it forces William to choose between the life he’s been living until then, and the only father he’s ever known, or a life tied to Caitlin and her hopeless devotion to Mary. Between being Frank’s Cu’ Chulainn, and the William Furey that Caitlin sees. A choice to love—and to die in the choosing.

John Stephens is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle-grade fantasy trilogy The Emerald Atlas, The Fire Chronicle, and The Black Reckoning, which were published in more than thirty-five languages. In his spare time, he has been a writer-producer of such shows as Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Gotham and Pennyworth. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children and two dogs.

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN de Dwayne Alexander Smith & Pamela Samuels Young

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN, the long-awaited second book from Dwayne Alexander Smith, is a dual POV rom-com suspense.

by Dwayne Alexander Smith & Pamela Samuels Young
Atria, July 2024
(via The Friedrich Agency)

Jackson Jones and Mackenzie Cunningham are both private investigators operating out of Los Angeles. While Jackson specializes in high-end clientele whose swagger matches his own, Mackenzie is scrappy, defensive, and easily underestimated. Despite many years in the same industry, they first meet when they are both hired to find the same missing woman. Unaware that they’ve entered a competition, they keep bumping heads until it’s clear that something suspicious is afoot. Equally attracted to and frustrated by one another, they soon realize that the client who hired them might actually be setting them up! Just as they shift from rivals to partners, Jackson and Mackenzie find themselves fighting for their lives, a string of bodies piling up around them. With no one to trust but each other, they race to solve the case before they can be forced to pay the price for their involvement.

Dwayne Alexander Smith is the author of Forty Acres, which was previously in development as a Feature Film at Netflix, with Luke Cage’s Cheo Hodari Coker attached to write, and Jay-Z attached to produce. Dwayne is also under contract with Audible to write an eight-episode original radio play for Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God’s imprint. When Dwayne received an NAACP Image Award in 2014 for his debut novel, he happened to meet a fellow author named Pamela Samuels Young, whose novel Anybody’s Daughter won an award that same year.

Pamela Samuels Young has been widely published in both commercial suspense and erotica, and many of her characters have legal backgrounds that mirror Pamela’s own. Netflix is also developing Pamela’s work, having optioned the first two books in her Vernette Henderson series, which follows a Black female attorney from Compton, working in a corporate firm. Felicia D. Henderson is attached as Executive Producer (Empire, Everybody Hates Chris, Sister Sister).

DETECTIVE DUCK: THE CASE OF THE STRANGE SPLASH de Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, and Dan Santat

The first book in a smart and funny new chapter book series from bestselling creators Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, and Dan Santat.

(Detective Duck #1)
by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, and Dan Santat
Amulet/Abrams, October 2023

Willow Feathers McBeaver, aka Detective Duck, is a crime-solving (and very precocious) little duck. She and her animal pals live on Dogwood Pond, a beautiful pond in New England adjacent to Lazy Days, a human campground. Dogwood Pond has always been a pristine spot with clear water, abundant wildlife, and shady willow trees, but now it is encountering puzzling problems—mysteries that arise from human-caused disruptions in nature, such as water pollution, refuse, warming climate, and human encroachment.

Fortunately, Detective Duck is on the job, solving these puzzling mysteries before they get out of hand and destroy their habitat! Armed with her ever-present satchel for collecting clues, her logical mind, and endless curiosity, she boldly goes where no pond creature has before, determined to unravel the mysteries and solve any environmental problem that besets her beloved Dogwood Pond!

BOOK 2 coming FALL 2024

Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days and Gene Cousineau on Barry.

Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. She is currently the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). They both live in Los Angeles.

Dan Santat is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for children, including Are We There Yet, After the Fall, and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, for which he won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.