Foreign Rights Catalogue Hamley Books

Hamley Books, the Belgian  publishing company with its black cat logo, offers a wide range of exciting novels in various age groups and genres. Known for its stunning covers and emotional, tense and exciting stories, every Hamley Book is beautiful, both inside and out. Discover our 2020 Foreign Rights catalogue here.
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Middle Grade

De Duistere School - Sandra J Paul

The Dark School, by Sandra J. Paul
9+, Hardcover, 280 pages
Youth thriller, paranormal, witchcraft. For readers who like Harry Potter.

After a major storm, a building suddenly appears in Crow Village. A new school. But once you get in, you’ll never get out again.

International bestseller with over 5,000 copies sold. 

Het Verlaten Huis - Sandra J Paul

The Abandoned House, by Sandra J. Paul
9+, Hardcover, 280 pages
Youth thriller, paranormal, witchcraft. For readers who like Harry Potter.

During a major storm, six children get locked together inside a house, with in the middle of the living room, a mysterious chest. And then the chest opens.

International bestseller with over 3,000 copies sold. 

De Vergeten Tuin - Sandra J Paul

The Forgotten Garden, by Sandra J. Paul
9+, Hardcover, 280 pages
Youth thriller, paranormal, witchcraft. For readers who like Harry Potter.

The year is 1621. The mother of twelve-year-old Colette Zwart is burned innocent at the stake. She is taken away by a mysterious man, and given a new life. But then he reveals his secret, and that will change everything.

Levy En Het Witte Wonderdoosje - Lara Reims

Levy and the White Wonderbox, by Lara Reims
9+, Hardcover, 280 pages
Bullying, strength, coming of age

One day, twelve-year-old Levy finds a white box. Immediately strange things start to happen, until the box invites her to a place where she can be helped

Ravenburcht - Ina De Man

Raven Castle, by Ina De Man
9+, Hardcover, 280 pages
Classic whodunnit, whydunnit adventure

Kaat isn’t happy that her parents are off on vacation together, while she has to spend the summer at her aunt’s, until she discovers the ruins of a castle nearby. And in those ruins, she finds a body.

Thrillers

Mijn Waarheid - Sandra J Paul

My truth, by Sandra J. Paul
paperback, 496 pages, turnaround novel.
Psychological thriller

Two best friends.
A bride who does.
Two stories.
One unreliable narrator.

The reader gets to decide which version of the facts he first reads by flipping the book, but the whole truth is hidden in the middle of the book.

 

Kwijt - Sandra J Paul

Lost, by Sandra J. Paul 
Paperback, 398 pages
Psychological thriller

Jim wakes up shocked in his parents’ house, without any recollection of what happened to him in the past two years. His wife is gone, his teenage son hates him and he has lost is successful London business. Jim soon realizes that some truths best stay remain hidden.

Longlisted Thriller of the Year at Hebban.nl 
Winner best Thriller of the Year at Thrillersandmore

Azerty - Sandra J Paul

Azerty, by Sandra J. Paul
Paperback, 398 pages
Psychological thriller

At the age of eight, Marijn was abducted by a disturbed woman, while his older brother Kris was supposed to look after him. Years later, the relationship between the brothers is strained, until they inherit a family castle. One condition: they have to move in together. 

Dust - Joanne Carlton

Dust, by Sandra J. Paul
Paperback, 298 pages
Psychological, dystopian thriller

Simon James is just a regular guy living a normal life. Until August 4th, when the dust poisons the world. Three weeks and millions of deaths later, the end is near and there are no miracles left, except for one. A miracle that needs Simon James.

Semi-Finalist Coverfly Screenplay Novel & Short Story Competition 2019

Uitgekookt - Pat Creanbroek

Boiled, by Pat Craenbroek
Paperback, 402 pages
Psychological thriller

A young, ambitious prosecutor takes on a case against a medical doctor who has made too many fatal errors. A few bizarre deaths and a young man who winds up in the hospital, paralyzed, aren’t seemingly linked together. But nothing is as it seems in this gripping, tense thriller.

Nominated for the 2020 Hercule Poirot-award for best thriller of the year

Uitgebroed - Pat Craenbroek

Brooded, by Pat Craenbroek
Paperback, 340 pages
Psychological thriller

Consumed by pain and grief, Lilith van Winckel decides to throw herself in front of speeding train. Soon enough, it turns out there is a lot more going on than her suicide, and that the woman has been brooding on a plan, months before her death. A plan that has extreme consequences.

Five-time nominee on various websites and online communities
Selected for Langzullenwelezen 2018 as one of the best books of the year

Alleen - Barbara De Smedt

Alone, by Barbara De Smedt
Paperback, 340 pages
Psychological thriller

Julie Meskens is pregnant when she gets abducted and held prisoner in a dark basement. Her boyfriend is accused of her murder, but he’s also the only one who believes that she’s still alive. As the clock ticks, Julie’s time is also running out. Will she be found, or will tragedy strike?

Fatale Keuzes - Nina Verheij

Fatal Choices, by Nina Verheij
Paperback, 450 pages
Psychological, police thriller

When her roommate Lisa wants to restore the contact with her father after twenty years, police rookie Emily has more than enough reasons to be weary. The man turns out to be violent, with a rough past. His return brings tragedy in the girls’ lives. Emily must unwillingly pair with her deceased father’s former partner.

Geheugenspel - Nina Verheij

Memory Game, by Nina Verheij
Paperback 400 pages
Psychological, police thriller

After the events in Fatal Choice, Emily is left shocked and reeling. But then she finds out that her father’s death, many years ago ruled as an accident, was murder. Along with Paul, her father’s former partner, Emily goes in search of her father’s true killer.

Het Dorp - Belinda Aebi

The village, by Belinda Aebi
Paperback, 340 pages
Psychological thriller

A young reporter winds up in a mysterious village, where time seems to have stopped and its inhabitants know nothing of the outside world. When she discovers that they also suffer from a mysterious ilness, she gets curious. But will she survive her quest for the truth?

Solovlucht - Aloka Liefrink

Solo Flight, by Aloka Liefrink
Paperback, 340 pages
Psychological thriller

Savarana Termeer has gone through a rough adoption past, which makes her very vulnerable. When she is left for dead after being abused by her boyfriend, the fatal choices that brought her to this point in her life, haunt her. Will she survive this attack, or will it be the last time someone has taken advantage of her?

De Zaak Tom - Jean Paul Dullers

The Case of Tom, by Jean-Paul Dullers
Paperback, 290 pages
Police thriller

A young man who suffers from Down is left for dead at the stables where he works. Genk’s most succesful police duo, Coppens and Vercauteren, are put on the case and wind up in a world full of drama, mystery and drug trafficking.

Novels

Blauw - J. B.Ocean

Blue, by J.B. Ocean
Paperback, 320 pages
Contemporary novel

A young woman carries a secret with her ever since she was a teenager. She thinks she can put the past behind her, until it comes back to haunt her and she needs to confront herself.

De Perfecte Moeder - Esther Boek

The Perfect Mother, by Esther Boek
Paperback, 400 pages
Contemporary, psychological novel

Nelleke and Helena both try to escape their pasts in their own ways. Nelleke wants to flee from the poverty that she inherited from her parents, and will go to any lengths to do so. Helena grows up in a seemingly perfect family, but is that really the truth? What happens behind closed doors, often stays hidden.

Het Leven Dat Ik Kende - Esther Boek

The Life that I Knew, by Esther Boek
Paperback, 400 pages
Contemporary, psychological novel
Based on a true story

After Roelf has lost everything that he ever loved, life finally seems to get better for him when he finds new happiness with Sophie. Until the night when their house, including every memory that can never be replaced, burns to the ground. When the police arrests him months later for arson, the tragedy seems complete.

Winteruren -Filip Bastien

Winter Hours, by Filip Bastien Paperback, 320 pages. Novel, history, war 

A touching novel with a scent of humor about new life, desire and the passing of the years. Richard, a man who has lost his father in the First World War, receives a postcard from his former teenage girlfriend Josephine. The story brings the reader through world wars and important moments in history.

Winner of the 2018 Indie Awards

Young Adult

Fantasy Young Adult
Hell City - Joanne Carlton

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Het Hart Van De Adelaar - Emmelie Arents

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Mijn Hart Van Ijs - jen Minkman

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Voorbij Het Wederwoud - Valentijn Ringelberg

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Als Doden Konden Dromen - Mel Harman

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Stille Duisternis - Fenneke Zwaaneveld

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Gebroken Adem - Latoya Morris

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Toxine - Rani De Vadder

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Contemporary Young Adult
Zwarte Vijvers

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Kartonnen Sterren - Seren J Smedts

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Voor Verdriet Heeft Niemand Tijd -Monica Haak

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Heart-Beat-Joanne-Carlton

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Loopgravenhel(d) - Sandra J Paul

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Series Young Adult
Upgrade - Lara Reims

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Black Out - Lara Reims

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Home - Lara Reims

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Day Dreamer - Luna Van Roosen

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Night Thinker - Luna Van Roosen

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