Message from Linda
Welcome to Langtons International Agency Newsletter!
Langtons International Agency is one of New York's most successful literary management agencies specializing in non-fiction: including memoir, true crime, biography, and b
xceptionally well written literary and commercial fiction: including mystery, thrillers, and women's fiction.
We recently added film and television scripts to our offering.
Notable releases include Trumbo by Bruce Cook (Grand Central Publishing, September 8, 2015) to coincide with the movie release, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, and Helen Mirren.
Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird, (HarperCollins UK, September 2015) first of a trilogy of Sherlock Holmes adventures. Sold to 17 countries, bestseller in 5.
Dancing on Her Grave
by Diane Montane and Carolina Sarassa, true crime (Berkley, April 2015) Discovery Channel, and Lifetime Movies (October 22, 2016).
2016 saw 15 books sold to commercial publishers. 7 of these used our editing service.
2017 is proving to be another successful year, with a book sold per month to date.
Our memoir division is gaining momentum with 2 new memoirs to be ghostwritten.
Contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a published author or screen and television writer. From an idea to a success!
Two sell out book signings for our two accomplished mystery writers in the past two weeks at the Mysterious Bookshop in New York. The first signing was for
by Mike Rubin on October 19th together with two other authors,
Jenny Milchman and Mark Elli
. We were thrilled to be joined by our clients, Nick Westfall and Amber Adams, and Isabel McManus. (See photos)
Fast, funny and filled with twists and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Michael H. Rubin really nails it!" --- R.G. Belsky, author of the Gil Malloy mystery series
The second book signing was standing room only a week later on October 26th for Bonnie McBird's second in her Sherlock Holmes series, Unquiet Spirits which after only 2 weeks on the bookshelves is in its second printing in the US!
"Unquiet Spirits is one of the best I've read in my four decades of reading - and writing about - pastiches, and I can't wait for Devil's Due; I hope that [Bonnie MacBird] writes as many more Holmes novels as as [she] wants to. - Lenny Picker, Publisher's Weekly.
"What MacBird has done best, which is what makes her take on the series work, is that she understands the narrative. John Watson is telling the story and he's telling it like he's always done. MacBird could possibly be Conan Doyle reincarnated..." - Crime Squad
New Book Signing
Laura Lee reading of Oscar's Ghost
published by Amberley Books
at Oscar Wilde NYC pub
45 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
Saturday, November 4th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Years after Oscar Wilde's death, two of his closest friends, Lord Alfred Douglas and his literary executor Robert Ross, both former lovers, engaged in a bitter battle over Wilde's legacy and who was to blame for his downfall and early death.
Oscar's Ghost is the first book to focus on the heated feud and to assess the motivations, misconceptions, and actions of all parties involved.
"This was an intriguing exploration of the unedifying after-life of Wilde's legacy, focusing on the litigious conflict between his former lovers Robert Ross and Lord Alfred Douglas." - Sarah Maguire, Goodreads
Look forward to seeing you there!