Janet Reid, literary agent

This page answers questions I hear most frequently from authors.

What are you looking for?

I'm particularly looking for narrative non-fiction; history; current events.

Other areas of particular interest in non-fiction are: justice and death penalty issues; African politics; contemporary art; contemporary music; and, how-to books.

I'm also actively looking for high-concept thrillers.
Just FYI, I do not consider books that deal with assassinating the US President as a major theme.

What have you sold?

Here are the some of the most recent

Laird Barron, TRAVELING SLAUGHTER HOUSE (Putnam: 2017)

Laird Barron, SWIFT TO CHASE (Journal Stone: 2016)

Bill Cameron, PROPERTY OF THE STATE (Poisoned Pencil: 2016)

Phillip DePoy, COLD FLORIDA (Severn House: 2016)

Phillip DePoy, THREE SHOT BURST (Severn House: 2017)

Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE REDHEADED WOMAN (Midnight Ink: 2015)

Loretta Ross, DEATH AND THE BREWMASTER'S WIDOW (Midnight Ink: 2016)

Gary Corby, DEATH ON DELOS (Soho Crime: 2017)

Gary Corby, SINGER FROM MEMPHIS (Soho Crime: 2016)

Phillip DePoy, A PRISONER IN MALTA (Minotaur: 2016)

Phillip DePoy, THE ENGLISH AGENT (Minotaur: 2017)

Patrick Lee, RUNNER (Minotaur: 2015)

Patrick Lee, SIGNAL (Minotaur: 2016)

Jeff Somers, WE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE (Gallery: 2015)

Lee Goodman, INDEFENSIBLE (Emily Bestler Books: 2014)

Lee Goodman, INJUSTICE (Emily Bestler Books: 2015)

Thomas Lippman, HERO OF THE CROSSING: How Anwar Sadat and the

1973 War Changed the World (Potomac Books: 2016)

Terry Shames, THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE (Seventh Street Books: 2016)

These are a few of the older titles I've sold
Liz Norris, UNRAVELING (Harper)

Sean Ferrell, THE MAN IN THE EMPTY SUIT (Soho)

DB Grady and Marc Ambinder, DEEP STATE: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry (Wiley)

Dana Haynes, CRASHERS (Minotaur)

Warren Richey, WITHOUT A PADDLE (St. Martin's Press)

Stephanie Jaye Evans, FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH (Berkley Prime Crime)

Steve Ulfelder, PURGATORY CHASM (Thomas Dunne Books)

Robin Becker, BRAINS (Harper)


Are you a member of AAR?

I'm also a member of  Biographers International Organization; American Historical Association; Organization of American Historians;  the NYC chapter of Mystery Writers of America; International Thriller Writers; and, the Women's National Book Association.

If you need more information about queries and publishing I keep two blogs that might help you: