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ORION FICTION JULY

William Napier Clash of Empires: The Red Sea

Two worlds in bloody conflict, two warriors far from home... The Mediterranean, 1571. For hundreds of years the Ottoman Empire has ruled the seas. But now the armies of the Turk are picking off colonies, and if the Mediterranean falls, then finally the balance of power between crescent and cross will tip...and history will be written in blood. Two young soldiers who have survived the siege of Malta are living on borrowed time, and the debt must be repaid... Born in 1965, William Napier was educated in Cheltenham, Oxford and London. He lives in Wiltshire.

Historical Fiction Cased/TPB (export only) July £12.99/£12.99 352pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 0534 3/978 1 4091 0535 0 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion

Steve Mosby Dark Room

The Dark Room...it’s the place fear comes from. When a woman is found bludgeoned to death, DI Andrew Hicks focuses on her possessive ex-husband. Then a second body is found which forces Hicks to reconsider: this is a homeless man with no links to the other woman. As more murders take place, Hicks realises he is dealing with a killer who fits nowhere within his logic. He must search for patterns where none appear to exist. Then the letters begin to arrive... Steve Mosby is the author of six previous novels. He lives in Leeds. www.theleftroom.co.uk

Crime & Mystery Fiction Cased/TPB July £20.00/£12.99 304pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 4189 1/978 1 4091 4190 7 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion

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Katherine Webb A Half Forgotten Song

A powerful friendship, a dangerous love, a haunting secret. Dorset, 1937. Mitzy Hatcher’s life is changed when a renowned artist comes to her village. Mitzy becomes his muse, and her childlike infatuation grows into powerful devotion. The secret at the heart of these tormented days will lie buried for decades, until a young man sees a pencil sketch that leads him to the truth at the heart of this compelling, heartrending mystery. Katherine Webb is the author of the bestselling novels The Legacy and The Unseen. She lives near Bath.

Fiction Cased/TPB (export only) July £12.99/£12.99 432pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 3143 4/978 1 4091 3144 1 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion