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Orion Crime & Mystery TPb November £14.99 368pp 978 1 4091 6312 1 ebook: £14.99 / 978 1 4091 6314 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6321 3 / 20 hrs

‘Ellory’s distinctive voice confirms his place in the top flight of crime writing’ – Sunday Telegraph

R.J. ELLORY kings of America a gripping tale of family loyalty, love, corruption and lies, which exposes the dark heart beneath the glamorous façade of 20th century hollywood.

R.J. Ellory is renowned for crafting atmospheric thrillers set in America, and his latest novel is a tale of three friends who follow their dreams to New York and LA.

Lucia Mariaini has ambitions to become an actress, while her brother, Nicky, wants to make something of himself – no matter what the cost. Irish-born Danny McCabe is fleeing from a terrible crime, desperate to out-run his past. beneath the glitzy façade of 1940s Hollywood lies a world of corruption and organised crime in which, before long, Nicky becomes entangled. As Lucia and Danny’s feelings for each other grow, Lucia is torn between her loyalty to her brother and to the man she loves.

• Ellory is one of the crime genre’s most critically acclaimed stars.

• This novel is a change for Ellory, focusing on the glitz, glamour and gangster underworld of hollywood in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

r.J. Ellory is a critically acclaimed author whose novels include the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which won the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize.

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Location: birmingham, West Midlands Available for interview www.rjellory.com f/r-J-Ellory @rjellory

Orion Fiction • November 2016