Those who enjoyed the first novel
will clamber for this next installment and for good reason.
Her first novel
tells the story of four women from the Middlesbrough area, and how the relationship they have with each other is affected by the secrets they hide.
The Commonwealth Book Prize is awarded for best first book, and is open to writers who have had their first novel
(full length work of fiction) published between 1 January and 31 December 2012.
In the relatively short time that his book has been published, he has also had some interest in turning his first novel
Stark - Down But Not Out into a film, but has had no firm offers as of yet.
Former Huddersfield detective Bob said: "We are thrilled at the response to DI Dylan from readers of our first novel
Deadly Focus and we knew we had such a good character that he had to come back to solve more crimes.
The Pickwick Papers", the first novel
of Charles Dickens who has a world-wide reputation for his books such as "David Copperfield" and "Oliver Twist", was published in 1837 and brought the writer great fame and fortune in his country.
Arnold's work is published by Tindal Street Press, based at the Custard Factory, which has already seen another of its authors, Catherine O'Flynn, pick up two major awards this year - Newcomer of the Year: British Book Awards 2008 and Winner of the Costa First Novel
Award - for What Was Lost.
Nikita Lalwani, 30, who was born in Rajasthan, India, but moved to Cardiff in 1974, has been shortlisted for the inaugral Desmond Elliott Prize with her first novel
Boyd will now go on to compete against the winners of the award's other categories, first novel
, biography, poetry and children's book, on 7 February.
Forbidden Cargo] is not just a good first novel
, it's a really good novel.
The jacket copy claims this is Yeomans's first novel
For those who may have missed the first novel
, "Blood on the Shamrock" stands very nicely on its own as a great historical novel.
He writes for The Herald and No Fireworks is his first novel
Murogi wa Kagogo (Wizard of the Crow), the first novel
in 20 years from Kenyan literary legend Ngugi wa Thiong'o, is exactly that.
It's been twenty years since Gibbons' first novel
Ellen Foster was published to acclaim as a classic coming of age story: The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster continues the story of an adolescent who has here found a new mother and permanent home even though she still struggles with her mother's death and her father's abuse.