Orion Crime HB November £18.99 400pp 978 1 4091 2858 8 eBook: £9.99 / 978 1 4091 2882 3
JAMES LEE BURKE Wayfaring Stranger
From the CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning author of the Dave Robicheaux series. It’s 1934. Weldon Avery Holland meets Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their robberies, and puts a bullet through the window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Years later, Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, survive the Battle of the Bulge, and in rescuing a woman from an extermination camp believe they’ve salvaged something good from the nightmare of the Holocaust. Returning home, Weldon and Hershel seek their fortunes in the oil business, but soon discover that beneath its veneer of success, peacetime America harbours dark forces. Battling corrupt oilmen, sleazy movie moguls and vicious anti-Semites, Weldon draws on the frontier justice embodied by his grandfather and the untamed spirit of Bonnie and Clyde, to try and save the people he loves. James Lee Burke won the Edgar Award in 1990 for Black Cherry Blues and in 1998 for Cimarron Rose. Sunset Limited was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger in 1998.
Location: Missoula, Montana. USA Available for interview www.jamesleeburke.com f/JamesLeeBurkeAuthor
Orion Crime / Thriller TPB November @ £12.99 320pp 978 1 4091 2861 8 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 2860 1
R.S. PATEMAN The Prophecy of Bees
Atmospheric, tense and unsettling – a Gothic suspense novel from the author of The Second Life of Amy Archer. When Lindy, a recently widowed American expat, buys a large manor house in the Cotswolds, she thinks it’s the fresh start she and her wayward daughter Izzy need. Stagcote Manor is a large, rambling house with a rich history and Lindy is thrilled at the prospect of their new life there. Izzy, however, is less convinced. She longs to be back in the hustle and bustle of London. There’s something unnerving about the house that she can’t quite put her finger on. And as Izzy begins to immerse herself in Stagcote life, she gradually realises the locals have a lot of strange and disturbing superstitions, many of them related to the manor. When Izzy begins to investigate the history of the house her unease soon darkens to fear as the manor’s dark past finally comes to light. R.S. Pateman has been a copywriter working with some of the UK’s largest ad agencies and companies.
Location: London Available for interview www.rspateman.com @rspateman
Orion Fiction • November 2014