Full Agent Profile: Josh Getzler


Josh Getzler

Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency

Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Fantasy | Humor/Satire | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Offbeat/Quirky | Middle Grade

  • This agent accepts queries

    • Josh represents fiction and nonfiction (mostly fiction, much of which is crime-related (mystery, thriller, creepy…)), adult and YA/middle-grade books (though not picture books).
    • He is particularly into foreign and historical thrillers and mysteries, so send your ruthless doges and impious cardinals…and your farmhouse cozies!
    • Give him atmosphere, let him learn something about another time or another place (or both), and kill off nasty Uncle Mortimer in the process—Josh will be yours!
    • Please don’t send religious fiction.
    • Email: query with 5 pages in the body of the email

    • MBA, Columbia Business School; BA, U. Penn, English/Creative Writing; Radcliffe Publishing Course; Bennington Writers Workshop.

    Fiction | Mystery
    Utah Symphony associate concertmaster Gerald Elias's next two books in a classical music-world mystery series featuring a blind, vulgar, reclusive, miserable violin master -- Death And The Maiden and Death And Transfiguration, again to Michael Homler at Minotaur, by Josh Getzler at Russell & Volkening (world).

    Non-Fiction | Pets
    Dog breed expert Sheila Webster Boneham, Ph.D's 20th book about dogs, a guide to Shih-Tzus, again to Stephanie Fornino at TFH, as part of its breed series, by Josh Getzler at Russell & Volkening.

    Fiction | Fantasy
    Multiple Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-Award nominee and winner Dana Cameron's SEVEN KINDS OF HELL, in an urban fantasy series, pitched as Dan Brown with Fangs, and featuring the Fangborn shapeshifters and an archaeologist, to David Pomerico at 47North, in a three-book, three-short-story deal beginning in March 2013 and continuing with alternating stories and novels every six months through the fall of 2015, by Josh Getzler at Hannigan Salky Getzler (World).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Offbeat/Quirky
    Traci Hall's ZOMBYRE, MY LOVE, a young woman's search to find love after the end of the world, to Brent Chapman at Shadowfall, in a nice deal, for publication in April 2012, by Josh Getzler at Hannigan Salky Getzler (World English).

    Fiction | Fantasy | Young Adult
    James Phelan's ALONE: Chasers; ALONE: Survivor; ALONE: Quarantine, in which a 17 year-old is on a summer exchange program in New York City when his subway car is rocked by an explosion; he and his three friends crawl from the wreckage to discover a city in chaos, where the only other survivors seem to be infected with a virus that turns them into predators, to Peter Senftleben at Kensington, in a three-book deal, for publication every few months beginning Fall 2012, by Josh Getzler at Hannigan Salky Getzler

    Hummingbirds: A Novel
    Author:   Joshua Gaylord
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction
    Publisher:   Harper (October 6, 2009)
    History Boys meets Blue Angel, about the intertwining -- and often darkly surprising -- relationships between the teachers and students at a school for girls
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    Smasher (The Silicon Valley Mysteries)
    Author:   Keith Raffel (Author)
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   MIDNIGHT INK (October 1, 2009)
    The follow-up to his 2007's debut, Dot-Dead, this book combines Silicon Valley intrigue with a secret that may have cost a young scientist in the 1950's a Nobel Prize -- and her life.
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    Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery
    Author:   Blaize Clement
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Minotaur Books; 1 edition (January 19, 2010)
    The next book in the author's mystery series featuring a Siesta Key, Florida dog-walker/cat-sitter
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    Hello Kitty Must Die
    Author:   Angela Choi
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Tyrus Books (April 1, 2010)
    On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty—an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl. To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she makes a surprising discovery that reunites her with a long-lost friend, Sean Killroy. Sean introduces her to a dark world of excitement, danger, cunning, and cruelty, pushing her to the limits of her own morality. But Fiona's father throws her new life into disarray when he dupes her into an overnight trip that results in a hasty traditional engagement.
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    Devil's Trill (A Daniel Jacobus Mystery)
    Author:   Gerald Elias
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Minotaur Books; 1 edition (August 18, 2009)
    A classical music world mystery series featuring a blind, vulgar, reclusive, miserable violin master, who stands accused of theft (of a three-quarter-sized violin) and murder (of a rival) and must clear his name by journeying through the halls of wealth and across continents
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    Russell & Volkening, Inc.