Mantle focuses on publishing high-quality writing and brilliant storytelling with a broad appeal. It features the very best in a vast range of genres, from crime, thriller, general and literary fiction to narrative non-fiction and memoir. 


Mantle is home to major established bestsellers, along with the very best debuts, set to become the stars of the future. Our authors include genre-leading bestsellers C.J. Sansom, Kate Mosse, Ray Celestin and Kate Morton and prize-winners Jane Smiley, Andrea Camilleri and Charlotte Mendelson. While the scope of books under the Mantle umbrella is broad we find our books are often about ‘the outsider’ – those unsung heroes and heroines who change things for the better and we hope you enjoy uncovering the many wonderful characters and stories we have to offer.  

Our Team

  • Maria Rejt


    Mantle is my imprint at Pan Macmillan, where we focus on publishing high-quality writing and brilliant storytelling with a broad appeal. Our remit is wide, however I always find myself drawn to books about 'the outsider' – characters on the edge of society who want to change things for the better. My authors include C. J. Sansom, Kate Morton and Kate Mosse.

  • Sam Humphreys

    Associate Publisher

    I'm Mantle's Associate Publisher. Like pretty much everyone else, I'm looking for big books with a hook, books that fall firmly into book-club territory. Nothing too commercial or too genre, but nothing too literary either. I have a soft spot for both child narrators and love stories, but generally, I like a book with heart: it has to have emotion. I also tend to like books that make me question what I would do in a given situation. Finally, as far as I'm concerned, you can't beat a good story.

  • Josie Humber


    I'm an Editor at Mantle working across crime, thrillers, historical fiction, book-club books, and up-market women's fiction. Across all of these genres, I'm looking for novels that hit that sweet spot between literary and commercial fiction. I'd love find a novel with a big twist at its heart; a full-blown love story told in an interesting way; fiction that explores what it means to be a woman; or any book with a unique voice and a secret at its heart.

  • Alice Gray

    Editorial Assistant

    Editorial Assistant