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The Peters Fraser + Dunlop International Rights Division is headed by Rachel Mills. We have direct relationships with publishers in all major territories, visiting them regularly to promote our authors and manage their international careers. Our clients are published in 48 languages, and feature on bestseller lists all over the globe.

Prior to joining Peters Fraser + Dunlop Rachel worked at Penguin Books where she was Foreign Rights Manager, and in the rights team at Ebury Press.

In 2015, Rachel won Rights Professional of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards, you can read Rachel’s page from The Bookseller’s winners supplement here. In 2014 Alexandra Cliff was selected as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars.

Rachel Mills handles rights in the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, the Netherlands.

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Blood Sisters

Katie Maguire hunts a serial killer targeting nuns in the gruesome new thriller from Graham Masterton.

In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun lies dead. She has been suffocated. It looks like a mercy-killing – until another sister from the same convent is found viciously murdered, floating in the Glashaboy river.

The nuns were good women, doing God’s work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child’s skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns’ convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty year old secret that just might lead her to the killer… if the killer doesn’t find her first.

PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus

PUBLISHED: 8th October 2015


438 Days

438 DAYS: A Fisherman’s True Survival at Sea — Buy it here

The incredible true survival story of one man’s record-break 438 days lost at sea

On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not touch solid ground again for 14 months. When he was washed ashore on January 30th, 2014, he had drifted over 9,000 miles.

Three dozen cruise ships and container vessels passed nearby. Not one stopped for the stranded fisherman. He considered suicide on multiple occasions – including offering himself up to a pack of circling sharks. But Alvarenga developed a method of survival that kept his body and mind intact long enough for the Pacific Ocean to spit him up onto a remote palm-studded island. Crawling ashore, he was saved by a local couple living in their own private castaway paradise.

Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to normality, this is an epic tale of survival and one man’s incredible story of beating the ultimate odds.

PUBLISHER: Pan Macmillan

PUBLICATION DATE: 8th October 2015

RIGHTS SOLD: US (Atria), Brazilian (Companhia das Letras), German (Piper), Italian (RCS Libri), Polish (Swiat Ksiazki), Russian (Eksmo)

The Spider in the Corner of the Room

Buy it here.

What to believe. Who to betray. When to run…

Plastic surgeon Dr Maria Martinez has Asperger’s. Convicted of killing a priest, she is alone, in prison and has no memory of the murder.

DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she’s innocent. Then she starts to remember…

A strange room. Strange people. Being watched.

As Maria gets closer to the truth she is drawn into a web of international intrigue and must fight not only to clear her name but to remain alive.

As addictive as the Bourne novels, with a protagonist as original as The Bridge’s Saga Norén.

Part one of The Project trilogy

Praise for The Spider in the Corner of the Room

‘A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that seizes your attention from the very first page.’ – Liz Robinson, LoveReading

An intriguing and original novel, with an underlying sense of menace and mystery.’ – Ruth Hunter, Booktime Editor at Bertram

‘A great conspiracy thriller and a mind-bending tale!’ – BooktimePowerful and gripping – an adrenaline-filled thriller you won’t forget’Sunday Times bestseller Kimberley Chambers

Not Quite Nice

Not Quite Nice

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.

With its beautiful villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There’s Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine – and the suave Brian who catches Theresa’s eye.

As Theresa settles to the gentle rhythm of seaside life she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 17th March 2015

Buy Here: Not Quite Nice

The Dark Net


Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.


The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures, stretching from secret Facebook groups to the encrypted and hidden Tor network. In it, Bartlett goes in search of the people behind the screen, meeting trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.
Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence,The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.

PUBLISHER: Windmill Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 21st August 2015

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Burnt Paper Sky

BURNT PAPER SKY by Gilly Macmillan

A gripping psychological thriller about a missing child and how the public can turn on a mother following a single, momentary mistake

Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.

But what really happened that fateful afternoon?

Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?

The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.


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PUBLICATION: e-book (February 2015), paperback (August 2015)


RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Chinese (complex), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Serbian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portuguese), Spanish, Swedish


The Well


Winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2013

Selected as one of Amazon’s Rising Stars 2015

Pre-empted in 11 territories at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

“There was so much that impressed me… The Well asks us where do we seek refuge, and why? And perhaps it shows us that what is left, after all is suffered, is love. Battered, weathered, at the end of the novel it comes cresting over the hill, a herald of relief.  Bravo that woman. I loved this book!” Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

The Well was so astoundingly assured that I wondered if AS Byatt had adopted a pseudonym to see if the judges would overlook a brilliant writer” Allison Pearson

“Accomplished” Observer

‘One summer was all it took before our dream started to curl at the edges and stain like picked primroses. One night is enough to swallow a lifetime of lives’

When Ruth Ardingly and her family first drive up from London in their grime-encrusted car and view The Well, they are enchanted by a jewel of a place, a farm that appears to offer everything the family are searching for. An opportunity for Ruth. An escape for Mark. A home for their grandson Lucien. But The Well’s unique glory comes at a terrible price. The locals suspect foul play in its verdant fields and drooping fruit trees, and Ruth becomes increasingly isolated as she struggles to explain why her land flourishes whilst her neighbours’ produce withers and dies. Fearful of envious locals and suspicious of those who seem to be offering help, Ruth is less and less sure who she can trust.

As The Well envelops them, Ruth’s paradise becomes a prison, Mark’s dream a recurring nightmare, and Lucien’s playground a grave.

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PUBLISHER: Canongate





RIGHTS SOLD:  Australian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Paradise City

Beatrice Kizza, a young woman in flight from a homeland that condemned her for daring to love, flees to London where she shields her sorrow from the indifference of her adopted city, and navigates a night-time world of shift-work and bedsits.


Howard Pink, self-made millionaire who has risen from Petticoat Lane to the mansions of Kensington on a tide of determination and bluster. Yet self-doubt still snaps at his heels and his life is shadowed by the terrible loss that has shaken him to his foundations.


Carol Hetherington, recent widow, is living the quiet life in Wandsworth with her cat and The Jeremy Kyle Show for company. As she tries to come to terms with the absence her husband has left on the other side of the bed, she frets over her daughter’s prospects and wonders if she’ll ever be happy again.


Esme Reade, a young journalist learning to muck-rake and doorstep in pursuit of the elusive scoop, even as she longs to find some greater meaning and leave her imprint on the world.


Four strangers, each inhabitants of the same city, where the gulf between those who have too much and those who will never have enough is impossibly vast. But when the glass that separates Howard’s and Beatrice’s worlds is shattered by an inexcusable act, they discover that the capital has connected them in ways they could never have imagined.

Published May 2015


EXTREME FOOD: What to Eat When Your Life Depends On It…

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time – live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up.

Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. This book will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place – and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.

In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious – if not always delicious – food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look.

Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”

PUBLISHER: Bantam Press



RIGHTS SOLD: German, Hungarian, Polish




Praise for My Last Duchess:

‘A wonderful guilty pleasure… the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first’ (Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph)

‘Sparkling and thoroughly engaging…highly enjoyable’ (The Times)

‘Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment’ (Sunday Express)

 In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies.
Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.

Full of passion and drama, Fortune Hunter tells the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.

PUBLISHER: Headline Review

US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 24th April 2014



RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish



JUDY: A Dog In A Million

On the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list for nine consecutive weeks

Judy, a beautiful liver-and-white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million.

Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century’s darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her.

Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy’s uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW.

Judy’s unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heart warming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, Chinese (simplified), Russian

THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future by Peter Moore

In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy’s storm warning system and ‘forecasts’ would return, the model for what we use today.

In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God’s great wrath, nineteenth-century meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment a generation of mavericks set out to explain the secrets of the atmosphere and learned to predict the future. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort who quantified the winds, James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon, Samuel Morse whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and FitzRoy himself, master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the MET Office.

Reputations were built and shattered. Fractious debates raged over decades between scientists from London to Galway, Paris to New York. Explaining the atmosphere was one thing, but predicting what it was going to do seemed a step too far. In 1854, when a politician suggested to the Commons that Londoners might soon know the weather twenty-four hours in advance, the House roared with laughter.

Peter Moore’s exhilarating account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding.

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UK PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber







WOLF WINTER by Cecilia Ekbäck

Selected as one of Amazon’s Rising Stars 2015

Like a silent fall of snow; suddenly, the reader is enveloped… visually acute, skilfully written; it won’t easily erase its tracks in the reader’s mind (HILARY MANTEL, author of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES)

Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommended (Lee Child, No1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers)

The most brilliantly, dark, eerie, intriguing tale I’ve ever read. Think The Killing and then square it. (Ruby Wax)

Wolf Winter is a beautiful novel, full of wisdom and poetry. Cecilia Ekbäck writes dark, compelling prose steeped in a powerful sense of place. Spellbinding. (Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins)

A terrific debut in the vein of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES (The Bookseller)

There are six homesteads on Blackåsen Mountain.

A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather.

But now it is summer, and new settlers are come.

It is their two young daughters who find the dead man, not half an hour’s walk from their cottage.

The father is away. And whether stubborn, or stupid, or scared for her girls, the mother will not let it rest.

To the wife who is not concerned when her husband does not come home for three days; to the man who laughs when he hears his brother is dead; to the priest who doesn’t care; she asks and asks her questions, digging at the secrets of the mountain.

They say a wolf made those wounds. But what wild animal cuts a body so clean?

But It Here

PUBLISHER: Hodder & Stoughton


PUBLISHER (US): Weinstein Books



RIGHTS SOLD: Canadian, German, Swedish.




From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica for the first time, a global audience sensed that not only the Catholic Church but the world at large could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age.

In the days following Pope Francis’ election, there would be further early signs of the simplicity worthy of the first apostles and the leader that inspired them. Not since John XIII appeared on the scene half a century earlier had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church in such a way as to let in some much needed fresh air. Nevertheless, for the excitement generated by the first Latin American Pope and a man who claimed to want to put the poor back at the centre of the Church’s social teaching, people could still only guess where it might be all be leading.

Francis: Pope of Good Promise is neither an instant media job, nor a hagiography based on authorised interviews, but the product of diligent investigation across a wide range of official and independent sources – a measured, objective portrait of a man who, in circumstances that he neither sought nor foresaw, found himself handed the highest office at a time of crisis not just for the Church but for long established institutions worldwide from banks to political parties.

But It Here



US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

US PUBLICATION: September 2015


RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (complex)



GHOST FLIGHT by Bear Grylls – Buy It Here

Haunted by his wife and son’s brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found, and compelled to undertake one last mission, and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember.

Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle. At the dark heart of this real life Lost World lies a mystery WWII warplane, one that harbours a secret so explosive its very discovery may tear the world asunder. Terrifying forces are hell-bent on keeping the warplane forever hidden. Unwittingly, Will Jaeger is going in against them.

But as Jaeger joins a team of former elite warriors – including ice-cool Russian operator Irina Narov – he senses that the air wreck also harbours the answer he so longs to uncover: the identity of his wife and son’s murderers.

Hair-raising adventure, extreme survival quest and a shocking mystery reaching back into the horrors of Nazi Germany.





RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)


SKYFARING: A Journey With A Pilot

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and renews out capacity to be amazed.

The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight–a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity–to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays.

Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we–both as pilots and as passengers–are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery.

In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, depicting a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives

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PUBLISHER:  Chatto & Windus




RIGHTS SOLD: German, Japanese, Russian