Weekly Highlights (Dec 4th – 10th)

8 December 2023

After a brief hiatus due to some pesky website glitch goblins, The Blair Partnership’s weekly highlights are back! Things are settling down a little as the holidays approach, but there is still plenty of exciting things happening at TBP.

Books Published

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On the 7th of December, Ruth Kelly’s outstanding, twisty thriller, THE ESCAPE, was published in paperback! Ruth’s second thriller has already been making waves with its earlier digital publication, but with its paperback publication, there are some very exciting things happening… All will be revealed in the Celebrations section below!

You can buy your copy of THE ESCAPE here. If you can’t get enough of Ruth’s brilliant writing, you can also buy her debut thriller, THE VILLA, here!

Cover Reveals

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This week, the cover for Sue Fortin’s next (and much-anticipated) thriller, THE MISSING WIFE was revealed and it is as eerie and striking as we’d envisioned! The novel publishes on the 16th of February 2024, but you can pre-order it here.

Can’t wait that long? Sue’s got a whole bundle of other novels you can check out in the meantime, all of which can be found and bought here! As a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author, she is a writer you certainly don’t want to sleep on.


Celine Saintclare’s SUGAR, BABY has been selected by the American Booksellers Association as an Indie Next List pick for January 2024 – read all about it here! Congrats to Celine, and find out what the hype is all about by ordering your own copy of SUGAR, BABY here.

Anbara Salam’s spookily spectacular HAZARDOUS SPIRITS has been chosen as The Scottish Book Trust’s book of the month! Furthermore, they are offering people a chance to win a copy of the book, which you can discover more about (and enter to win) here.

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The Irish Examiner has featured not just one, but TWO of our authors in their top 10 books of December list! Huge congratulations to Ed Winters’ HOW TO ARGUE WITH A MEAT EATER and Ruth Kelly’s THE ESCAPE! You can pre-order Ed’s book here and buy Ruth’s here.

In even more exciting news for Ruth Kelly’s THE ESCAPE, the thriller novel has been recently featured in both Closer and Heat magazine as ‘must reads’!

To round off THE ESCAPE news, we can officially announce that the novel has been selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick! We couldn’t be more thrilled for Ruth (pardon the pun). Discover what Richard & Judy loved so much about the book here!

Non-Bookish News

Marina Abramović and the Royal Academy of Arts are hosting a free opportunity for people to take part in a one-off, live performance in London with Marina. Tickets sold out very quickly, but you can find out more about Marina’s performance here!

The Little Big Things musical is up for a whopping four WhatsOnStage awards! In case you missed it, the musical tells the story of our incredible client, Henry Fraser. Vote for The Little Big Things here!