12 of the most anticipated debut books of 2024

Get to know 12 of our most exciting debut fiction authors and discover why their books should be top of your to-read pile this year.

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A bookseller who discovers a magical book that can transport her across the globe. A rural manor house where past secrets unravel in the heat of an affair. A schoolgirl and her friend navigating family politics while the Yorkshire Ripper terrorizes their community. This year will see the publication of stand-out stories and new voices you have yet to discover.  

Here we get to know 12 Penguin writers as they embark on releasing their debut novels, as we hear about what inspired them to write their first book and the incredible stories that may just become your next favourite read.

Gripping reads for crime and thriller fanatics

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Page-turning reads to make you laugh (and cry)

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Books with fantasy worlds to explore

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Thought-provoking reads

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