It’s that time of year again! Help us celebrate the Soho titles that earned spots on 2023’s “Best Of” compilations and award lists.

We are tremendously proud to publish our books and could not be happier for the authors and designers who brought them into the world. This holiday season, we want to say “thank you” to all the readers and booksellers who championed them throughout the year.


Soho Crime

The Secret Hours  by Mick Herron

A National Bestseller
New York Times Best Thriller of 2023
An NPR Best Book of 2023
People Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2023
Washington Post Noteworthy Book for September
An Amazon Best of the Month – Mystery/Thriller
BookPage Best Mystery & Suspense Book of 2023
An ABA Indie Next Pick for September 2023
A CrimeReads Top 10 Book for September
A Powell’s Pick of the Month
★★★★ Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, BookPage, Library Journal and Booklist

“A special treat . . . Herron’s narrative moves with ease between present and past, England and Germany, action and satire, propelled by prescient commentary on the passage of time . . . The Secret Hours culminates in an astonishing denouement that should startle even the savviest spy-fiction fan.”
Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal


Killingly  by Katharine Beutner

CrimeReads Best Historical Fiction of 2023 (So Far)
A New York Times Book Review, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and CrimeReads Recommended Read for Summer
An Amazon Best Book of the Month – Mystery/Thriller
An Apple Best Book of the Month
A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Month
CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of Summer 2023
An ABA Indie Next Pick for June 2023

“Atmospheric . . . It’s worth sticking with this febrile slow-burner for gothic atmosphere, great period detail, and a genuine shock at the end.”
—The Guardian


A Disappearance in Fiji
by Nilima Rao

Library Journal Best Crime Fiction of 2023
An Amazon Best Debut of 2023
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine Best Debut Mystery of 2023
An Amazon Best Mystery of 2023 So Far
A Book Riot Best Mystery of 2023 So Far
An Amazon Editors’ Choice – Best Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense
An Apple Books Debut Pick for June
A Historical Novels Review Editors’ Choice

“Akal finds himself learning about the harrowing effects of colonialism, indentured servitude and caste. Rao expertly juggles the weighty themes and, in Akal, has the makings of a memorable series detective.”
—Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review


The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp
by Leonie Swann, translated by Amy Bojang

A Washington Post Best Mystery Novel of 2023
A New York Times Editors’ Choice
Book Riot Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2023
A LibraryReads August Bonus Pick

The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp, translated from the German by Amy Bojang, operates in its own skewed universe. Fans of the Thursday Murder Club books will find much to like here.”
—Sarah Weinman, The New York Times


Ozark Dogs  by Eli Cranor

A National Bestseller
New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2023
The Guardian Best Crime and Thriller Novels of 2023
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery Books of 2023
A CrimeReads Best Crime Novel of 2023 (So Far)
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine Best Mystery/Crime Novel of 2023
An ABA IndieNext Pick for April 2023

“[Ozark Dogs] finds poetry amid the darkness in the most unlikely of places . . . Like Woodrell, Cranor writes about people who, on the surface, might be called simple folks but are, in reality, complicated with complex motives and emotions.”
—Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel


Evergreen  by Naomi Hirahara

A CrimeReads Best Historical Fiction of 2023 (So Far)
An Amazon Best of the Month – Mystery/Thriller
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of Summer 2023

“Hirahara humanizes the struggles of Japanese Americans rebuilding their lives from scratch. Her evocation of Little Tokyo haunts will bring a flood of memories for some Angelenos while introducing a new generation of readers to a pivotal period in L.A. history.”
—Paula Woods, The Los Angeles Times


The Motion Picture Teller
by Colin Cotterill

BookPage Best Mystery & Suspense of 2023

“If you love movies, mayhem and mystery, The Motion Picture Teller has it all . . . A delightful read, with charming characters and a vivid setting.”


Proud Sorrows  by James R. Benn

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2023

“Perfect for fans of WWII fiction and historical mysteries, the Billy Boyle series is always a favorite. Not only is this a compelling mystery, but the level of historical research makes this a fascinating window into one of the most tumultuous times in modern history”
Barnes & Noble


The Refusal Camp
by James R. Benn

South Florida Sun Sentinel Best Mystery Fiction of 2023

“Gripping . . . The Refusal Camp is a solid look at war through the decades.”
—Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel



Soho Press

This Plague of Souls
by Mike McCormack

(Available for pre-order now! On sale January 2, 2024.)

The Times Literary Supplement Best Books of the Year 2023
The New Statesman 
Best Books of the Year 2023

“McCormack’s language is evocative, perfectly suited to the noirish atmosphere he builds throughout the book . . . As in Solar Bones, McCormack displays his gift for describing landscapes and situations that might seem unlovely, but for the fact that they are loved by the author’s observing eye . . . This is a strange novel, sinister yet hopeful, a descent into darkness that somehow manages to rise into a ringing light.”
The Guardian


The Light at the End of the World
by Siddhartha Deb

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Library Journal Best Literary Fiction of 2023

The Light at the End of the World is full of intriguing puzzles and opacities, but what brings it to life is less its inventiveness than its galvanizing anger, its outraged awareness of exploitation and cruelty. It travels, unbounded, into the past and the future, yet it always meets the reader in the middle of these destinations, the broken world of the present.”
—Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal


Black Dove  by Colin McAdam

Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year Can’t Miss Indie Press Speculative Fiction for January and February 2023

“Fairy tales have always contained elements of nightmares, but rarely are they so graphically presented . . . Mr. McAdam posits storytelling as a kind of apotropaic magic that wards off tragedy by depicting its most frightening forms. I think I see what this gifted and unpredictable author is after, but I’m not yet ready to forgive him for subjecting me to such terrors.”
The Wall Street Journal



I Hear You’re Rich
by Diane Williams

A Vulture Best Book of 2023 (So Far)
A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2023

“Reading each tale in Diane Williams’s I Hear You’re Rich feels like looking into the deep, expressive eyes of a person who doesn’t speak much: A great deal is left unsaid . . . We can never know the full story; we can only ever get a glimpse.”
The New York Times Book Review



Soho Teen

No One Left But You
by Tash McAdam

Kirkus Reviews Best YA Books of 2023

“From drug use to broken hearts to the effect of testosterone on the libido . . . the characters ring utterly true, which makes the novel both fearsomely compelling and emotionally frank. Even relatively minor characters receive McAdam’s full attention, resulting in a climax that is at once surprising and inevitable. No One Left But You is a perfect read for teens, and for older readers that gravitate to a well-drawn story.”
Quill and Quire, Starred Review