Quercus USA

Quercus USA QUERCUS PUBLISHING, INC. publishes under the imprints Quercus, MacLehose Press, Quercus Children’s Books, Jo Fletcher Books, and Heron Books.

Quercus Publishing Plc was founded by Mark Smith (now Chief Executive) and Wayne Davies (now Executive Director, Digital) in May 2004. Starting out in a small office on Dorset Street in London, the company published several bestselling titles, fueling rapid expansion. In 2005 and 2006, publishing highlights included the launch of an exciting crime fiction list, focusing on major authors such as Joseph Wambaugh and Thomas H. Cook. In July 2006, Quercus made its debut on the UK bestseller lists with Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore. In early 2007, Quercus won its first major literary prize, for Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves. It not only won the Costa Best First Novel Award, but ultimately was named Book of the Year. On the strength of these early successes, Quercus had become one of the three fastest-growing small businesses in the UK. Then, under the MacLehose Press imprint, Quercus published Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which won a Galaxy British Book Award in 2008. The following year the book’s sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire, became the company’s first number-one bestseller and the first translated work to top the UK hardcover fiction chart—a landmark in British publishing history. Larsson’s Millennium trilogy went on to become an international phenomenon and cemented Quercus’ prominence in the world of book publishing. Also in 2008, Quercus launched its juvenile list, a boutique assortment of books for children and for young adults that has won numerous awards. On the strength of these many achievements, Quercus was named Publisher of the Year in 2011, and that year took residence in its current offices on Baker Street. Late in 2012, Quercus signed a distribution deal with Random House Publishing Services, and in May 2013 opened its first offices in New York City, beginning another exciting new chapter in the company’s history. Welcome to the Quercus Publishing's page!

Mission: The World, in Books. We publish the imprints Quercus, MacLehose Press, & Jo Fletcher —literary & translated fiction, nonfiction and more.

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06/05/2019

Quercus USA's cover photo

Now out in paperback - The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins. 🐞“Wholly original and utterly unputdownable, The Night Vis...
06/05/2019

Now out in paperback - The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins. 🐞

“Wholly original and utterly unputdownable, The Night Visitor delivers a superb story of suspense with a personality all it’s own...Every book should be as fun to read as this one.” Crime by the Book

A giveaway of epic proportions! Rogue Women Writers KJ Howe
05/30/2019
3 YR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!

A giveaway of epic proportions! Rogue Women Writers KJ Howe

Three year Anniversary Celebration of the Rogue Women Writers. Enter the drawing for a stack of signed thrillers and some spy stuff!

Reading our way through Memorial Day weekend, starting with The Book of Wonders by Julien Sandrel! 💐📚✈️
05/24/2019

Reading our way through Memorial Day weekend, starting with The Book of Wonders by Julien Sandrel! 💐📚✈️

Praise for Andrew Caldecott's ROTHERWEIRD:"A strange, twisting tale of dark magic and horrible experimentation...Caldeco...
05/17/2019

Praise for Andrew Caldecott's ROTHERWEIRD:

"A strange, twisting tale of dark magic and horrible experimentation...Caldecott uses parallel storylines and mysterious, absurd twists and turns to entertain, painting a tale of strange stones, a patch of starless sky, tiles that transport to other worlds, and plants with unexpected properties. The characters are vivid and complex and make up the larger character of a town that is coping with a growing menace." Booklist Jo Fletcher Books

Deliciously Ella's Fudgy Brownies on Making Thyme for Health - all you need is 8 ingredients! We see brownies in your we...
05/17/2019
Ella's Fudgy Brownies - Making Thyme for Health

Deliciously Ella's Fudgy Brownies on Making Thyme for Health - all you need is 8 ingredients! We see brownies in your weekend food forecast.

Ella’s Fudgy Brownies– adapted from the new cookbook Deliciously Ella, all you need is 8 wholesome ingredients to make these scrumptious vegan brownies! We have an ongoing debate in our house and I need y’all to weigh in for me…do you like your brownies with or without nuts? I’m a nutty gi...

The Girl in the Letter - out in July! "Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays wit...
05/15/2019

The Girl in the Letter - out in July!
"Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you." -Sophie Kinsella

Now in paperback! KJ Howe Brian Freeman JH Howick Peter May - author
05/15/2019

Now in paperback! KJ Howe Brian Freeman JH Howick Peter May - author

JH Howick on Moms as Wonder Drugs for Psychology Today!
05/13/2019
Moms as Wonder Drugs

JH Howick on Moms as Wonder Drugs for Psychology Today!

The Special Healing Power of Mother-Baby Skin to Skin Contact

Happy pub week to Peter May! The Runner, part of his China Thrillers series, is now available as a paperback original.
05/09/2019

Happy pub week to Peter May! The Runner, part of his China Thrillers series, is now available as a paperback original.

Quercus USA's cover photo
05/09/2019

Quercus USA's cover photo

Don't like to go a day without eating peanut butter? This warm sweet potato salad from Deliciously Ella makes that so, s...
05/09/2019
Spiced Peanut Sweet Potato Salad, from Deliciously Ella Recipe on Food52

Don't like to go a day without eating peanut butter? This warm sweet potato salad from Deliciously Ella makes that so, so easy. Food52

As anyone who has ever met me can confirm, I don't like to go a day without eating peanut butter. This warm sweet potato salad from Deliciously Ella makes that so, so easy. I love to add the optional chopped radicchio, for crunch and for a subtle bitterness that balances the dish beautifully. ...

Doctor You is now out in paperback! Here's Jeremy seated next to one of his favorite healing remedies and cure-alls, gin...
05/08/2019

Doctor You is now out in paperback! Here's Jeremy seated next to one of his favorite healing remedies and cure-alls, ginger tea). JH Howick

“Jeremy Howick has written the handbook we were meant to be given at birth. At once engaging and empowering, he deftly combines pop culture with historical perspective and the best of integrative medicine into one powerful resource that we are all sure to benefit from. By challenging deeply engrained assumptions about our bodies, he provides us with a new paradigm for embracing our body’s wisdom and capacity to heal itself.”
—Dr. Rana Awdish, author of In Shock

Happy pub week to Sinclair McKay! Blending historical tales of the British Secret Intelligence Service from over the yea...
05/08/2019

Happy pub week to Sinclair McKay! Blending historical tales of the British Secret Intelligence Service from over the years with mind-twisting puzzles, Secret Agent Brainteasers will test your mental agility. Pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage-themed brain giggles, and hidden codes.

All you ever needed to know about mindfulness...from a cat’s perspective. Out 7/9/19! 🐈
05/07/2019

All you ever needed to know about mindfulness...from a cat’s perspective. Out 7/9/19! 🐈

"Hénaff injects delightful shimmers of humor into her novel, imbuing her characters’ lives with a cornucopia of enter...
04/30/2019
Criminal Fiction: Revisiting hometown, by Daneet Steffens

"Hénaff injects delightful shimmers of humor into her novel, imbuing her characters’ lives with a cornucopia of entertaining and tantalizing details, and making the novel’s denouement all the more satisfying."
Daneet Steffens on Stick Together for The Seattle Review of Books

A column from the Notes section of the Seattle Review of Books

04/30/2019
Deliciously Ella

Deliciously Ella

Mushroom, quinoa and black bean burgers with sautéed red onion, garlic, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper 😍😍😍 The recipe is from p.132 of The Cookbook, you’ll need the below to make it, full video is on our YouTube here: https://youtu.be/4DO3N5SsD94
- 1 red onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 150g chestnut mushrooms
- 125g quinoa
- 1 × 400g tin of black beans
- 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot
- Salt and pepper

Welcome to Rotherweird. Publishers Weekly calls it “Intricate...while the focus might be on the oddball inhabitants, R...
04/23/2019

Welcome to Rotherweird. Publishers Weekly calls it “Intricate...while the focus might be on the oddball inhabitants, Rotherweird is the true heart and soul of the narrative, a character in its own right.”

Our traveling book of wonders has left on its journey! We are sending a galley of The Book of Wonders and a bucket list ...
04/23/2019

Our traveling book of wonders has left on its journey! We are sending a galley of The Book of Wonders and a bucket list journal to reviewers and booksellers across the US and Canada in celebration of this uplifting story. If you're interested in participating check out our Instagram page for more details/comment here!

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04/17/2019

Quercus USA's cover photo

Mini chocolate Easter eggs, courtesy of Deliciously Ella
04/16/2019

Mini chocolate Easter eggs, courtesy of Deliciously Ella

Crunchy, chocolate, super easy, six ingredient mini eggs for Easter ❤️ This is one of four Easter recipes we’ve got coming for you this week 🎉 On the app now, who’s going to practice them this weekend 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ P.S if you don’t have the app, we’ll be sending one of our Easter recipes out through the newsletter so make sure you sign up for that on our website xx

"Winning the right to vote was monumental, but when feminist historians ignore the dramatic lengths women went to in pur...
04/16/2019
Meet the Suffragette So Radical She Was Written Out of the History Books

"Winning the right to vote was monumental, but when feminist historians ignore the dramatic lengths women went to in pursuit of their rights, that abridged history supports a traditionalist concept of womanhood that ultimately slows women's progress toward being treated as equal members of society, even in 2019." Fern Riddell Official

A new biography sheds light on the suffragette movement's attempts to cover up its own more radical past.

Sophie Henaff's Stick Together in Tom Nolan's mystery must-reads The Wall Street Journal
04/16/2019
Mysteries: Sensitive, Awkward and Deranged

Sophie Henaff's Stick Together in Tom Nolan's mystery must-reads The Wall Street Journal

Alexander McCall Smith’s engaging book tackles bizarre activity and teeters between comedy and pathos.

In need of an Easter/spring dessert recipe? Try Mary Berry's coconut and jam cake, as seen in Austin360 and in her easy ...
04/15/2019
With everything in bloom, it's time to bake with lemons, berries, jam

In need of an Easter/spring dessert recipe? Try Mary Berry's coconut and jam cake, as seen in Austin360 and in her easy baking book, Fast Cakes!

Even though raspberries, strawberries, apricots and blueberries might not be at their peak right now, those kinds of fruits — and their subsequent

“I wanted to write a story of political intrigue, set against the background of the social upheaval on which I was rep...
04/15/2019
Brussels ’79: A Thriller Born of a Tumultuous Era - Peter May on How a Classic Thriller Came Together in a New Europe

“I wanted to write a story of political intrigue, set against the background of the social upheaval on which I was reporting on a daily basis—and I wanted to set it in Brussels, which was the beating heart of the new Europe to which Britain had committed its future.” CrimeReads Peter May - author

In the late 1970s, when I was just in my mid-twenties, I began work on the book which was to become The Man With No Face. I was a journalist at the time, working as a reporter out of the Glasgow of…

Death in Ten Minutes is a recommended read by Alice of Book Riot's For Real podcast Fern Riddell Official
04/15/2019
Confidence Tricksters | BOOK RIOT

Death in Ten Minutes is a recommended read by Alice of Book Riot's For Real podcast Fern Riddell Official

This week Alice and Kim talk about bookish murders, confidence tricksters, Craigslist cons and more new nonfiction.

Criminal Element reviews Sophie Henaff's STICK TOGETHER, the follow-up to THE AWKWARD SQUAD. "“…A highly entertainin...
04/09/2019
Book Review: Stick Together by Sophie Hénaff - Criminal Element

Criminal Element reviews Sophie Henaff's STICK TOGETHER, the follow-up to THE AWKWARD SQUAD.

"“…A highly entertaining police procedural that balances pathos with hilarity…Stick Together builds upon the terrific foundation of its predecessor to present a truly engaging contemporary crime novel that will move you as much as make you laugh.” MacLehose Press

In Sophie Hénaff’s Stick Together, Anne Capestan is back with her squad of misfits, and they've got a hopeless murder mystery to solve.

"I had clocked only that single, first hour of writing time—but at least I had my promised cakes." Literary Hub on mak...
04/04/2019
On Making Mary Berry’s Fast Cakes and Not Writing

"I had clocked only that single, first hour of writing time—but at least I had my promised cakes." Literary Hub on making Mary Berry's Fast Cakes and Not Writing.

Like many people I know, I am a fan of The Great British Baking Show (called The Great British Bake-Off in its native tongue). I have seen every episode, some more than once. I appreciate it for be…

Ready to ditch your toxic tampons? Nina Brochmann, coauthor of The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy...
04/04/2019

Ready to ditch your toxic tampons? Nina Brochmann, coauthor of The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology and Reality of the Vagina gives some green and clean tips on feminine care products, cleansing products and more in the April issue of SHAPE - out now!

Rotherweird advanced copies are out in the world! 6/4/19."Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful" - M. R. Carey
04/04/2019
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Rotherweird advanced copies are out in the world! 6/4/19.
"Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful" - M. R. Carey

“Mmm...#IncomingBooks... New & forthcoming titles by #AndrewCaldecott @CateGlassWriter @LavieTidhar @MaxGladstone @JessicaBrody @JoanneRendell @MattDelaPena from @QuercusBooks/@JoFletcherBooks @TorBooks @TachyonPub @SimonSchuster @RandomHouse”

Officer Anne Capestan and her squad of misfits are back! Read an exclusive excerpt from Sophie Henaff's STICK TOGETHER M...
04/02/2019
Stick Together - Sophie Hénaff, translated by Sam Gordon

Officer Anne Capestan and her squad of misfits are back! Read an exclusive excerpt from Sophie Henaff's STICK TOGETHER MacLehose Press CrimeReads

Swathed in the gloomy trappings of winter, the capital felt murkier than ever. A thin film of greasy drizzle forced the Parisians to walk with their heads lowered, eyes darting across the pavement,…

Quercus USA's cover photo
04/02/2019

Quercus USA's cover photo

Happy Pub Day to Mary Berry's Fast Cakes! This is the quintessential guide for fast and easy treats - feast your eyes on...
04/02/2019

Happy Pub Day to Mary Berry's Fast Cakes! This is the quintessential guide for fast and easy treats - feast your eyes on these cupcakes! Perfect for springtime and Easter bakes. https://amzn.to/2YMMS59

Need some Easter brunch ideas? Check out the food section in the April 8 issue of People (out now!) featuring a fresh ta...
04/01/2019

Need some Easter brunch ideas? Check out the food section in the April 8 issue of People (out now!) featuring a fresh take on a spring salad dish from Deliciously Ella. 🥕🥬🍴

"The British government considered Marion so dangerous that they used the outbreak of World War I to force her to leave ...
03/28/2019
Perspective | A campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry — 100 years before #TimesUp

"The British government considered Marion so dangerous that they used the outbreak of World War I to force her to leave the country for the United States, hounded by accusations that her violence was not for the rights of British women but because she was a double agent, planted in Britain by Germany to destabilize society. Forced to abandon her friends and the sisterhood that had given her life purpose, Marion found refuge in the new birth-control movement in the United States, quickly becoming its most recognizable face." Fern Riddell Official MadeByHistory

How the struggle to end harassment led Kitty Marion to fight, violently, for women's rights.

03/26/2019

Stacks upon stacks...we sped up the process for your viewing pleasure. KJ Howe

KJ Howe signing lots of books today! (500 to be exact).
03/26/2019

KJ Howe signing lots of books today! (500 to be exact).

Have you tried your hand at code cracking in Sinclair McKay's Bletchley Park Brainteasers? Sinclair has created  a new c...
03/25/2019

Have you tried your hand at code cracking in Sinclair McKay's Bletchley Park Brainteasers? Sinclair has created a new collection of puzzles in Secret Agent Brainteasers!

Whether you have a linguistic flair, an instinct for technology, or good old common sense, pit your wits against some of the greatest minds of our time with ingenious brainteasers including secret languages, sabotage-themed brain bogglers, and hidden codes. Out 5/7!

Real life inspiration from Peter May - author!
03/20/2019

Real life inspiration from Peter May - author!

Nearly 40 years ago I went to a piano recital at Château Montal, just outside of St. Céré, in an area of south-west France where I would later come to live. Little did I realise then, that this château nestling among the honey-stone villages in the valley of the River Dordogne, had been home during the war to thousands of priceless art works evacuated from the Louvre in Paris to keep them safe from bombing and out of the hands of the Nazis.
And only today, did I discover that among them was probably the most famous painting in the world, Da Vinci’s “La Joconde”, better known as the Mona Lisa.
The discovery was made when my wife and I attended an exhibition in the nearby town of Vayrac, which included the screening of a documentary on the subject. But an even greater surprise lay in store.
For the property next door to us, purchased by my daughter, was used as overspill storage for those works of art which could not be accommodated in the château. Specifically, the apartment above the double garage, which I am currently converting into my new workspace. Not only did the documentary film feature photographs of the exterior of the building, there were pictures taken inside of the dozens of paintings, secured in wooden packing cases, stacked one beside the other.
Among them were world-famous works including Les Noces de Cana by Veronese, Le Sacre de Napoléon by David, Napoléon sur le champ de bataille d’Eylau, and Napoléon visitant les pestiférés by Jaffa.
The whole story of how the contents of the Louvre were moved around Free France, just one step ahead of the Nazis, to end up, literally, in my back yard, is an extraordinary one. And, I must confess, with one more book left on my contract it has given me more than a little food for thought.

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