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Orion Crime & Mystery Hb / ETPb November £14.99 400pp 978 1 4091 6528 6 / 978 1 4091 5299 6 ebook: £14.99 / 978 1 4091 5301 6 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6126 4 / 10 hrs

‘A brutally compelling serial killer thriller told at a blistering pace’ – Daily Mail on The Killing Lessons

SAUL bLACk Lovemurder

The second powerful serial-killer thriller featuring homicide detective Valerie hart, from the author of the critically-acclaimed The Killing Lessons: ‘knuckle-whiteningly terrifying’ sunday Express

Troubled San Francisco homicide detective valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to valerie. The victim is unknown to her, but as valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And valerie was the cop who put her there. katherine holds the key to the new killings, and valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home. Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.

• The Killing Lessons was the most powerful serial killer thriller since The Silence of the Lambs and set a new standard for the genre.

saul Black is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed author Glen Duncan whose novels include The Last Werewolf trilogy and I, Lucifer.

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Orion Fiction • November 2016