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Orion Fiction TPB August £13.99 320pp 978 1 4091 5030 5 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 5032 9

DIANA BRETHERICK The Devil’s Daughters

The new historical crime novel from the author of City of Devils, selected for the 2013 Specsavers Crime Thriller ITV3 Book Club. 1888. When young Scottish scientist James Murray receives a letter from Sofia Esposito, he cannot refuse her cry for help. Sofia’s cousin has vanished but the police are unwilling to investigate. As he embarks on his search for the missing girl, Murray uncovers a series of mysterious disappearances of young women and rumours of a haunted abbey on the outskirts of the city. But when bodies are discovered, fear grips the city and a desperate hunt begins to find a truly terrifying killer before he claims his next victim. Diana Bretherick is an ex-criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal law at Portsmouth University. She won the Good Housekeeping new novel competition in 2012.

Orion Fiction TPB August £13.99 400pp 978 1 4091 2961 5 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 2959 2

VALERIE MENDES The Hideaway

A powerful story of family secrets, paintings and obsession from the bestselling author of Larkswood. ‘Find Moira for me. Tell her I’m sorry.’ These are the dying words uttered by artist Walter Drummond to his daughter, on his deathbed at their home in Woodstock, in 1936. Eleanor has never heard the name Moira before and doesn’t dare utter it to her mother, and yet she is haunted by the mysterious woman who occupied her father’s thoughts in his final moments. Giving up her studies at Oxford, Eleanor becomes obsessed with finding Moira, but in doing so, discovers things about her family that she’d rather not have known . . . Valerie Mendes started her working life as a journalist, before moving into book publishing. She is the very proud mother of award-winning film-maker and theatre director Sam Mendes CBE.

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Location: Portsmouth Available for interview https://dianabretherick.wordpress.com f/DianaBretherickUK @DianaBretherick

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Location: Oxfordshire Available for interview www.valeriemendes.com