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Orion Crime HB October £18.99 288pp 978 1 4091 5133 3 eBook: £9.99 / 978 1 4091 5136 4

GEORGE PELECANOS The Martini Shot and Other Stories

A brand-new collection of stories from one of America’s hottest crime writers. The title story, The Martini Shot, is set in the world of TV, featuring a scriptwriter on a popular cop show. When a member of the crew is murdered, the screenwriter decides to track down the perpetrators himself to see if, as a writer, he can do more than just talk the talk. The rest of the collection showcases Pelecanos’ genius for rendering life on the edge of America’s meanest streets. ‘Perhaps the greatest living crime writer’ Stephen King George Pelecanos is a producer, essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, and an EMMY-nominated writer on the HBO hit series The Wire. He is the author of a bestselling series of crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C.

Orion General fiction HB November @ £16.99 432pp 978 1 4091 3149 6 eBook: £8.99 / 978 1 4091 3151 9


The new novel from the author of bestsellers The Legacy and The MIsbegotten. Leandro Cardetta, born into poverty in Italy, emigrated to America to make his fortune. Unlike most, he succeeded and after twenty-five years he has returned a rich man. After buying a palazzo in his home town he hires renowned English architect, Boyd Kingsley, to renovate it in the new Art Deco style he knows from New York. When Boyd’s wife Clare meets Leandro’s nephew Ettore, a man seeking revenge for the murder of his fiancé, she is instantly captivated and risks everything by beginning an ill-advised affair. Set in Puglia during the burning summer of 1921, Katherine Webb’s new novel is a tale of secret loves and shattered truths. Katherine Webb read History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.


Location: Maryland, USA Available for interview f/georgepelecanos @pelecanos1


Location: Wiltshire, UK Available for interview f/KatherineWebbAuthor @KWebbAuthor

Orion Fiction • October / November 2014