Hanover Square Press

Launched in 2017, Hanover Square Press aims to publish compelling, original fiction and narrative nonfiction—the kind of books that keep you up all night reading and that you want to talk about the next morning. The imprint draws its name from the square that was once known as “Printing House Square” for the American printers, publishers, and booksellers who thrived there in the 1700s and early 1800s. Our list encompasses a broad range of genres—from crime, thrillers, and high-concept fiction to history, journalism, and memoir—and is guided by our search for works full of engaging ideas, unique subjects, and fast-paced stories.

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The Black Painting

A literary mystery about an old-money East Coast family facing the suspicious death of its patriarch, and the unsolved theft of a Goya painting rumored to be cursed.

"The Black Painting is a fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters caught in a web of family lies, deceits, secrets, mental instability and a possible murder. This powerful tale of love and betrayal centers around a sinister painting that may, or may not, be haunted. A real page-turner."
—B.A. Shapiro, author of the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger

Neil Olson Neil Olson

is the author of The Icon, a novel of art theft and family intrigue, and the play Dealers. He lives in New York City with his wife and works in the publishing industry.

The Innocent Wife

A young schoolteacher falls for a man on death row whom she believes is falsely accused, only to begin wondering after their marriage—and his release.

“You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward—this is a fantastic thriller.”
—Lee Child

Amy Lloyd Amy Lloyd

is the winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition. In 2015 she completed a creative writing and English degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She lives in Cardiff with her boyfriend.

The One

For fans of Black Mirror, a novel that imagines what happens after scientists discover the genetic code that pairs people with their soulmates.

"If a DNA swab could find your soulmate, would you take the test? This smart story … proves that even with science behind it, the course of true love never runs smooth."
Sunday Mirror

John Marrs John Marrs

is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for publications including the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.


A wise,old dog travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe and through the centuries in search of the master who granted him immortality.

“Ornate, vivid, deeply colored, and so precise I could smell and taste the world…The story of a dog crossing continents and centuries in search of the man he loves is moving and tender. I was captivated by its charm from the beginning."
—Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Damian Dibben Damian Dibben

is the creator of the internationally acclaimed children’s book series The History Keepers, translated into 26 languages in over 40 countries. Previously, he worked as a screenwriter and actor on projects as diverse as The Phantom of the Opera, Puss in Boots and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. He lives, facing St. Paul’s Cathedral, on London’s South Bank with his partner, Ali, and dog, Dudley.

The Soul of a Thief

As the end of WWII nears, a young German soldier concealing his Jewish heritage plots an escape from his commander and the war–and plans to bring his commander’s mistress with him.

The Soul of a Thief is a war drama, a cat-and-mouse thriller and a coming-of-age love story, all wrapped into a terrific and compulsive read. Hartov offers a novel and human perspective of the German side of the Second World War through the eyes of one young reluctant recruit and the enigmatic colonel whom he admires, fears and, ultimately, plots to outwit.”
—Daniel Kalla, bestselling author of The Far Side Of the Sky and Nightfall Over Shanghai

Steven Hartov Steven Hartov

is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller In the Company of Heroes, as well as The Night Stalkers and Afghanistan on the Bounce. For six years he served as editor in chief of Special Operations Report. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX and most recently the History channel’s Secret Armies. A former Merchant Marine sailor, Israel Defense Forces paratrooper and special operator, he is currently a task force commander in the New York Guard. He lives in New Jersey.

Exit Strategy

An innovative debut thriller about the secretive organization that the rich and infamous call when they need to start over with a new name, new face, and new life—and what happens when one client tries to go home.

Charlton Pettus Charlton Pettus

is a songwriter and producer living in Los Angeles. He has worked with artists as diverse as Selena Gomez, Sinead O'Connor and Junkie XL, in addition to scoring and writing songs for film and television. Since 2000 he has been a member of Tears for Fears, producing their last record and touring with the band as lead guitarist. Exit Strategy is his first novel.

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency

The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and that was played out as he began his presidential campaign.

Dan Abrams Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Dan Abrams is the CEO and founder of Abrams Media and chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. He is also the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on the A&E network. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he is the author of the Washington Post bestseller, Man Down, and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He lives in New York.

The Emperor of Shoes

A transfixing and timely debut about a young Jewish American expat who assumes the helm of his family's shoe factory in present day southern China, and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change.

“The most complex, nuanced, character-rich first novel I have ever read.”
—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Spencer Wise Spencer Wise

Born in Boston, Spencer Wise is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Texas at Austin. He is the winner of the 2017 Gulf Coast Prize in nonfiction. His work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Florida Review and New Ohio Review. Wise teaches at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee.

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

A thought-provoking novel that imagines what would have happened if the British had succeeded in their plot to kidnap General Washington.

Charles Rosenberg Charles Rosenberg

Charles Rosenberg is the author of the legal thriller Death on a High Floor and its sequels. The credited legal consultant to the TV shows LA Law, Boston Legal, The Practice and The Paper Chase, he was also one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Entertainment Television’s coverage of the O. J. Simpson criminal and civil trials. He teaches as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School and has also taught at UCLA, Pepperdine and Southwestern law schools. He practices law in the Los Angeles area.

Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor

A fearless and exhilarating memoir chronicling the coming of age of a surgeon in New York City and her experiences as one of the only female ringside boxing doctors.

Linda Dahl Linda Dahl

Linda Dahl is an otolaryngologist in private practice in Manhattan. She was one of only a few women to ever serve as ringside doctor for the New York Athletic Commission. A native Midwesterner, Dahl received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is the author of A Clinician’s Guide to Breastfeeding: An Evidence Based Evaluation.


An irresistible debut thriller starring a FBI consultant with a peculiar taste for crime and punishment.

"Jack Heath’s writing grabs you by the throat, gnaws on your bones, and washes it all down with a hefty dose of funny. Sick, twisted, violent, and oh so good. In Timothy Blake, Heath has created a one-of-a-kind character. I hope."
—Emma Viskic, award-winning author of And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay

Jack Heath Jack Heath

First published as a teenager, Jack Heath is the 30 year-old author of nineteen fiction titles for middle-grade and YA readers. He lives in Australia.

Editorial Team

Peter Joseph

Peter Joseph, Editorial Director

Prior to launching Hanover Square Press, Peter worked at Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, most recently as Executive Editor, where he acquired and edited hardcover fiction and nonfiction for the Thomas Dunne Books imprint, as well as crime fiction for Minotaur Books and paperbacks for St. Martin’s Griffin and Macmillan’s Picador imprints. Over the years he has worked on books by such bestselling and award-winning authors as Peter Ackroyd, Richard A. Clarke, Wilbur Smith, Robert Littell, Dario Fo, Barbara Leaming, Henry Marsh, William Shatner, Greg Graffin of Bad Religion, Senator Robert C. Byrd, Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Bernie Sanders.

John Glynn

John Glynn, Editor

John Glynn joined Hanover Square Press in 2017. Previously he worked at Scribner as an Associate Editor where he acquired and edited a diverse list of titles ranging from up-market commercial and plot-driven literary fiction to narrative nonfiction, memoir, science, humor, pop culture, music and true crime. He has worked on numerous New York Times bestsellers including Murder in the Bayou, Shoe Dog, A Life in Parts, The Opposite of Loneliness, Working Stiff, The Promise of a Pencil, ASAPScience, I Wear the Black Hat, and Because I Said So!, as well as the forthcoming novels Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King and Matthew Sullivan's Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, a Barnes and Noble "Discover" pick. His authors have included National Book-Award winner Charles Johnson, baseball writer Bill James, Grammy nominated DJ A-Trak, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated screenwriter John Pielmeier and comedians Megan Amram and Isaac Oliver.

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