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UK Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller!

No One Saw A Thing hit number 1 in the UK paperback charts for the week ending Saturday February 24th, selling over 14,000 copies.

TV Adaptation

All Her Fault has been green-lit for a TV series by US streamer Peacock. From the announcement in Variety:

Peacock has given a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of the novel “All Her Fault” by Andrea Mara. 

Megan Gallagher (“Wolf,” “Suspicion”) will adapt for the book for the screen and executive produce the series. Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant, and Joanna Strevens will executive produce on behalf of Carnival Films. Mara will serve as an associate producer. Carnival Films, which is part of Universal International Studios, will produce.”

Announcements also in Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter:

Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

No One Saw A Thing is a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick for Spring 2024! Full details of this season’s picks are on the WH Smith website, along with some lovely words from Richard and Judy about each book.

News on 2023 Sales

No One Saw A Thing is one of the top ten bestselling fiction books in Ireland in 2023 – full details in this Irish Times article. It was 6th best-selling in Original Fiction for the year, and 14th overall, across Fiction and Non-fiction.

Cover Reveals

Cover reveals for UK/ Ireland and US editions of Someone In The Attic

The UK/ Ireland edition will be published by Transworld | Penguin Ireland on June 6th 2024 and the US edition will be published by Pamela Dorman Books | Penguin Random House on August 20th 2024.

Links for pre-ordering in Irish, UK, and US bookshops all here, as well as ebook preordering.

US Deal

News announced July ’23: Someone in the Attic will be published in the US by Pamela Dorman Books, part of Penguin Random House, in Summer 2024.

Announcement here in Publisher’s Weekly

Number 1 bestseller!

No One Saw A Thing, published in May 2023, became an Irish Times Number 1 Bestseller in June, a Kindle Number 1 Bestseller, and reached number 15 in the UK Sunday Times hardback charts. By August, it had sold over 100,000 copies across all formats.

New book deal and TV option

May 2022: new book deal with Transworld announced in the Bookseller plus details of the TV option for All Her Fault:

I’m thrilled to be working with Transworld for two more books after Hide and Seek comes out, and that Carnival Films have optioned All Her Fault for TV adaptation. Deal announcement here

Hide and Seek coming soon

New novel coming in August

Sunday Times Bestseller!

February 2022: All Her Fault is a Number 6 Sunday Times Bestseller in the UK Paperback Fiction Charts, Feb 5th to 12th 2022, and the tenth top selling book across all categories for the same week.

August 2021: Amazon Kindle Charts

All Her Fault reached Number 4 in the overall UK Kindle charts and Number 7 in the weekly chart, for all UK ebooks sold.

Bookseller article here

August 2021: Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

August 2021: All Her Fault reviewed in the Sunday Times, saying: “Mara’s stunningly original plot has its roots in the powerful emotions aroused by motherhood” and naming it Crime Book of the Month

July 2021: Irish Times Chart

All Her Fault enters the Irish Top Ten Bestseller list at Number 4.

July 2021: New Book: All Her Fault publishing July 22nd 

All Her Fault Andrea Mara

January 2021: Amazon pre-order link and (original!) cover reveal from Transworld

Two-book deal signed with Transworld

September 2020: I’m thrilled to finally share the news that earlier this year I signed a two-book deal with Transworld Books, part of Penguin Random House. The first of those two books (called The Playdate in the Bookseller announcement  but now called All Her Fault) will be published in June 2021. It’s about a woman who goes to collect her son from a playdate, only to find the door answered by a stranger – someone who has never heard of her son.

The Sleeper Lies in the charts

February 2020: The Sleeper Lies hit the Irish Times Top Ten list – just for one week, but a dream come true!

One Click shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year

October 2018: I’m still pinching myself when I think about this – One Click has been shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, in the the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Photo credit: Ger Holland.     Patricia Gibney and Andrea Mara

Kate O’Brien Award Shortlist 

2018: The Other Side of the Wall has been shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award for Debut Authors, an annual prize given during Limerick Literary Festival, for female authors of novels or short story collections.

Three-book Deal Signed with Poolbeg

November 2016: I’m delighted to say I have signed a three-book deal with Irish publisher Poolbeg Press. The fist book, The Other Side of the Wall, will be published in June 2017.

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