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12/27/2022
The Plumbers Who Couldn’t Fix a Leak | Washington Monthly

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For me, the puzzle of Watergate is why Richard Nixon, who wasn’t responsible for the Democratic National Committee break-in, decided to lead the cover-up just days after the burglary undertaken by a band of White House–led dirty tricksters known as “the Plumbers.” What made the president ord...

Happy holidays and a happy new year! Love, LDLA.
12/23/2022

Happy holidays and a happy new year! Love, LDLA.

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12/20/2022

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ARCs make our day 100% better 😍 THE SHADOW SISTER by  is out June ‘23.
12/20/2022

ARCs make our day 100% better 😍 THE SHADOW SISTER by is out June ‘23.

The adorable and heartwarming SUITEHEARTS #1 by  is out on January 3rd!
12/16/2022

The adorable and heartwarming SUITEHEARTS #1 by is out on January 3rd!

Still time to buy books as your holiday gifts 🎁
12/15/2022

Still time to buy books as your holiday gifts 🎁

Read the book before you watch the show!
12/10/2022
White House Plumbers | Official Teaser | HBO

Read the book before you watch the show!

White House Plumbers tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (...

Congratulations, Robyn Gigl. SURVIVOR'S GUILT makes The New York Times list of the year's Best Crime Novels.
12/07/2022
The Best Crime Novels of 2022

Congratulations, Robyn Gigl. SURVIVOR'S GUILT makes The New York Times list of the year's Best Crime Novels.

Our columnist, who’s read dozens of books this year, selects her favorites.

Read THE WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS before it airs on HBO! On shelves December 27th.
12/06/2022

Read THE WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS before it airs on HBO! On shelves December 27th.

We love a good book on a chilly day. HOUSE OF YESTERDAY by  is out now!
12/05/2022

We love a good book on a chilly day. HOUSE OF YESTERDAY by is out now!

12/03/2022

I cannot believe it's only a little over 6 weeks until THE MITFORD AFFAIR launches into the world! If you're interested in getting an early read of the timely yet historic tale involving the six infamous, beautiful, aristocratic Mitford sisters, please head over to Goodreads and enter to win an advance copy! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/355770-the-mitford-affair

Do you have your copy of A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS yet?! We’re so happy it’s finally out 😍
12/02/2022

Do you have your copy of A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS yet?! We’re so happy it’s finally out 😍

What is...do you know?
11/25/2022

What is...do you know?

Congratulations !  fans: have you given THE COMEBACK a listen yet?
11/21/2022

Congratulations ! fans: have you given THE COMEBACK a listen yet?

ARC appreciation post! THE MITFORD AFFAIR hit shelves January 17th. Preorder it today.
11/18/2022

ARC appreciation post! THE MITFORD AFFAIR hit shelves January 17th. Preorder it today.

If you haven’t voted yet, and you loved these books as much as we did, you still have ten days to vote in the opening ro...
11/17/2022

If you haven’t voted yet, and you loved these books as much as we did, you still have ten days to vote in the opening round!

Harold is hard at work in the LDLA offices. Get your hands on this special plushie only at !
11/16/2022

Harold is hard at work in the LDLA offices. Get your hands on this special plushie only at !

We know you can’t wait to read these… SO WE’RE DOING A ! Tag a friend in the comments to enter. One comment per person. ...
11/15/2022

We know you can’t wait to read these… SO WE’RE DOING A ! Tag a friend in the comments to enter. One comment per person. US only. Winners announced November 22nd.

11/11/2022

On the verge of finally getting her big break, a struggling actress gets caught up in a web of murder and deceit. Can she get to the truth before someone else ends up dead? From Susan Walter comes an exhilarating new novel.

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HOUSE OF YESTERDAY by  hits shelves on Nov. 29th. Who could resist this gorgeous cover?!
11/11/2022

HOUSE OF YESTERDAY by hits shelves on Nov. 29th. Who could resist this gorgeous cover?!

If you could only pick one: YA contemporary or YA fantasy?! 😳🤭
11/09/2022

If you could only pick one: YA contemporary or YA fantasy?! 😳🤭

Get your hands on this plushie at ! HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLY HAT is only $9.99 when bought with another picture book.
11/08/2022

Get your hands on this plushie at ! HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLY HAT is only $9.99 when bought with another picture book.

Congratulations  on your ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Booklist review! HOUSE OF YESTERDAY is not one to miss. Hitting shelves on the 29th.
11/07/2022

Congratulations on your ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Booklist review! HOUSE OF YESTERDAY is not one to miss. Hitting shelves on the 29th.

The perfect binge-read for this weekend 😍 Have you grabbed your copy of PRETTY DEAD QUEENS yet?
11/04/2022

The perfect binge-read for this weekend 😍 Have you grabbed your copy of PRETTY DEAD QUEENS yet?

It's coming...
11/04/2022

It's coming...

OVER HER DEAD BODY is out now! Read for FREE with Amazon Prime 😳
11/01/2022

OVER HER DEAD BODY is out now! Read for FREE with Amazon Prime 😳

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃! We had to repost this adorable photo from ’s Twitter. What a perfect day for this adorable book 🥰
10/31/2022

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃! We had to repost this adorable photo from ’s Twitter. What a perfect day for this adorable book 🥰

A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS is out on 11/29. Pre-order today!
10/31/2022

A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS is out on 11/29. Pre-order today!

Check out our Twitter giveaway for a chance to win both a copy of Marie Benedict's HER HIDDEN GENIUS and an ARC of her f...
10/27/2022

Check out our Twitter giveaway for a chance to win both a copy of Marie Benedict's HER HIDDEN GENIUS and an ARC of her forthcoming and utterly gripping novel: THE MITFORD AFFAIR (coming January). US only. Winner's announced on November 3rd.

Is there a better (or cuter) book to grab for Halloween?
10/19/2022

Is there a better (or cuter) book to grab for Halloween?

Fall vibes call for good books! The paperback for HER HIDDEN GENIUS is out now.
10/18/2022

Fall vibes call for good books! The paperback for HER HIDDEN GENIUS is out now.

Spooky season is upon us 🫡😎😈👻
10/14/2022

Spooky season is upon us 🫡😎😈👻

Have you read VIOLET MADE OF THORNS by  yet? It’s perfect for  🤭
10/13/2022

Have you read VIOLET MADE OF THORNS by yet? It’s perfect for 🤭

10/13/2022

Honored and excited to have HER HIDDEN GENIUS be chosen as this year's Lake Forest Read!!! Join us for any one of three events this Thursday and Friday, in a wonderful series of talks in partnership with Lake Forest Library Lake Forest College and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science !!!!!!

Paperbacks that have us like 😍😍😍
10/12/2022

Paperbacks that have us like 😍😍😍

Happy  to ASTRID THE ASTRONAUT #3: HYDROPONIC HIJINKS.
10/11/2022

Happy to ASTRID THE ASTRONAUT #3: HYDROPONIC HIJINKS.

THE MITFORD AFFAIR by  is not one to miss!
10/10/2022

THE MITFORD AFFAIR by is not one to miss!

Good morning  lovers! (aka everyone 😉)
09/28/2022

Good morning lovers! (aka everyone 😉)

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09/27/2022

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The Laura Dail Literary Agency Inc., incorporated in 1996, is a small, full-service literary agency, representing fiction and nonfiction, commercial and literary, for both adults and children. We represent a wide range of authors—including children’s fiction bestsellers, hard-hitting journalists, historians, chefs, and humorists—and are proud to see our clients’ titles on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestsellers lists.

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Everyone at LDLA shares a similar bent towards high-concept, commercial projects in genres such as: picture book, MG, YA, women’s fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, suspense, memoir, narrative non-fiction, and more. We are all genre fiction lovers, who are particularly drawn in by unique voices, strong character development, high-concept plots, and transporting experiences. We are all also committed to getting diverse voices onto bookshelves!

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