Marked for Death selected for the prestigious Richard & Judy Book Club at WHSmith!

Posted on 22 Jul 2019 - 11:25

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Kent’s acclaimed MARKED FOR DEATH has been selected for the prestigious Richard & Judy Book Club at WHSmith, who called it ‘A PULSING, FAST-MOVING AND TOTALLY ABSORBING THRILLER’.

Richard said: This twisty, tightly-plotted and fast-paced thriller is especially fascinating about the legal world. … Marked for Death is particularly satisfying because it comes straight from the horse’s mouth: Kent is himself a 41-year-old barrister. He began his legal career at 22. He’s had quite a life, has Kent, boxing from the age of 11 and ending as a heavyweight. … Marked for Death has the real ring of authenticity. Devlin is a tough but charming hero – and it makes for a terrific read.

Judy said: Marked for Death sets out its stall on the first page: an 85 year old man, widowed and alone in his beautiful but now much too big London home, is awoken in the night by the sound of an intruder. The old man, hardly able to walk unaided, staggers to confront the stranger. … So begins a chain of brutal slayings. And it’s up to Michael Devlin, a leading QC, to find out why his old colleagues’ and friends are being serially butchered. … Initially, Devlin is oblivious to the return of the murderous stranger from his own past, but when the killer strikes close to Devlin’s present life and closest friendships, the QC struggles with enormous grief and guilt. And from here on the danger to him and those he loves draws terrifyingly close.


Elliott & Thompson highly commended at the 2019 British Book Awards!

Posted on 14 May 2019 - 12:01

Huge thanks to The Bookseller – E&T was honoured to receive a special mention at last night’s British Books Awards (also known as the Nibbies)! Shortlisted in the Independent Publisher of the Year category, Elliott & Thompson was highly commended for “pushing TCM sales up by a third on just 14 frontlist titles with a full-time team of only four” as well as achieving two Waterstones Book of the Month slots.

We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful authors, booksellers and readers as well as a whole host of hugely talented people who work with us to spread the word about our books – thank you!

Elliott & Thompson has been shortlisted for Independent Publisher at the 2019 British Book Awards!

Posted on 28 Mar 2019 - 17:17

 The shortlists for the 2019 British Book Awards (otherwise known as the Nibbies) have been announced this month, and we were delighted to discover that Elliott & Thompson has been shortlisted for Independent Publisher of the Year!

It’s all down to the books we publish, so huge thanks are due to all of our brilliant authors, as well as the readers, booksellers, and all of the excellent people who work with us to get our books out into the world.

The winners will be revealed on the 13th  of May 2019 – wish us luck!

Tim Marshall’s Divided a Sunday Times bestseller!

Posted on 18 Sep 2018 - 13:49

Tim Marshall’s brilliantly topical and incisive new book Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls has hit the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller list alongside his runaway success Prisoners of Geography!

Walls are going up - nationalism is on the rise once more. Over 6,000 miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years and they are redefining our political landscape. At a time where many countries are drawing their lines deep in the sand understanding what divides us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. In Divided, this month’s Waterstones Nonfiction Book of the Month, Tim delves into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.

It’s a fantastic achievement – well done, Tim!

Travellers in the Third Reich: now a Sunday Times Bestseller!

Posted on 14 Jun 2018 - 10:45

Congratulations to Julia Boyd, whose brilliant Travellers in the Third Reich is a Waterstones paperback of the month, and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller!

Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalists, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler – one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere.

It’s a spectacular achievement and we couldn’t be more delighted – well done, Julia!