orion general & Literary TPB April £12.99 304pp 978 1 4091 5086 2 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 5088 6 Audio: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 6125 7 / 10 hrs
Nicky PeLLegriNo Untitled
Imagine swapping your house for an Italian villa – and falling in love with the owner’s life . . .
For twenty-five years, Stella has been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer. When her boss dies suddenly, she’s lost – until one day on a house swap website she sees a beautiful old villa in an italian village. could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? What was intended as a break becomes much more, as Stella finds herself trying on a stranger’s life. She can’t help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the local food he recommends and goes to his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up to the reality? Stella wonders if she can let go of the safety of her past. Perhaps there is a chance for her to find a way into her future.
‘Genuine heart and true observation’ Elizabeth Buchan
Nicky Pellegrino lives in New Zealand, and works as a journalist and editor of a woman’s magazine. Her previous novels include One Summer in Venice, The Italian Wedding, Summer at the Villa Rosa and Delicious.
Location: Auckland, NZ Available for interview www.nickypellegrino.com f/nicky.pellegrino @nickypellegrino orion Fiction • April 2016
orion crime & Mystery TPB April £12.99 352pp 978 1 4091 5547 8 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 5549 2 Audio: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 6122 6 / 10 hrs
Becky MASTerMAN Untitled
Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn returns – retired but still pushing back the darkness . . .
Rage Against the Dying introduced us to one of the most refreshing protagonists in US crimewriting in Brigid Quinn. A former Fed trying to live a normal life after years in the most twisted of company – but still entangled in the guilt, violence and rage inevitable after a career spent tracking killers. Fear the Darkness took the danger right into Brigid’s home – with her own life at stake, nowhere was safe . . . and now in this new novel, Brigid faces a different kind of challenge. Marcus creighton is on Death row, convicted of murdering his wife and three children, and with time running out for a reprieve. But did he do it? or is the truth even darker and more shocking?
‘Blown away. What else can I tell you? Brigid Quinn is a heroine to cheer for, and Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things’ Linwood Barclay
Becky Masterman created heroine Brigid Quinn while working as an editor for a forensic science and law enforcement press.
Location: Arizona, US Available for interview www.beckymasterman.com f/BeckyMastermanAuthor @mastermanbecky