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Orion Fiction HB April £14.99 320pp 978 1 4091 4943 9 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 4091 4944 6

ALAN BRADLEY As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

The seventh title in the bestselling series starring Flavia de Luce. The eleven-year-old chemist, poisons expert and keen detective Flavia de Luce is back in a new story set in the village of Bishop’s Lacey. Navigating the difficulties of living with her bizarre older sisters and eccentric widowed father, she also finds time to solve the odd murder. An unforgettable heroine, Flavia has proved so popular that renowned director Sam Mendes has optioned television rights to the series. The seventh book has been eagerly awaited by fans worldwide. Alan Bradley was born into a family of storytellers who never stopped talking about the old days ‘back home’ in England. His Flavia de Luce novels have won numerous awards and have been translated into thirty languages.

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Location: Peel, Isle of Man Available for interview www.flaviadeluce.com

Orion Fiction HB May £12.99 320pp 978 1 4091 5026 8 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 5028 2

DAN KAVANAGH Going to the Dogs

The fourth title in the brilliant, darkly humorous crime series featuring unconventional private detective Duffy. A bisexual ex-policeman with a phobia of ticking watches and a penchant for Tupperware: Duffy is a detective like no other. But he’s sharp, streetsmart, straightforward, and will stop at nothing to solve a crime. In Kavanagh’s fourth novel, Duffy finds himself investigating a mysterious death at a country mansion. Worlds collide as Duffy deals with upper-class snobs who view him with ill-disguised contempt – but there are far bigger things at stake as Duffy sinks into a seedy world of violence and blackmail. • The irresistible Duffy books have been optioned for a series by Channel 4. Dan Kavanagh is the mysterious author of the Duffy detective novels. There has been much speculation over the validity of his biography but he says of himself: ‘Dan Kavanagh was born in County Sligo in 1946. He has been a steer-wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates and a bouncer in a gay bar in San Francisco. He is currently working in London at jobs he declines to specify.’

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Location: London . . . allegedly www.dankavanagh.com

Orion Fiction • April / May 2015