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Orion Books Crime / Thriller TPB November £13.99 336pp 978 1 4091 6550 7 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 6552 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7085 3 / 10 hrs

MARGARET KIRK Shadow Man a gripping scottish crime thriller debut from the winner of the 2016 Good Housekeeping novel writing competition.

Two brutal killings rock Inverness, and bring ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler the biggest challenge of his career . . .

Police informant Kevin Ramsay’s murder looks like a gangland-style execution. But what could he have stumbled into that was dangerous enough to get him violently killed?

The body of the queen of daytime TV, Morven Murray, is discovered by her sister, Anna, on the eve of her wedding day. But does Anna know more about the murder than she’s letting on?

• a must-read for fans of Val McDermid and stuart Macbride

Margaret Kirk is a Highland Scot and a graduate of Glasgow University. She is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition 2016.

Orion Fiction Historical HB / ETPB January 2018 £14.99 / £12.99 400pp 978 1 4091 5959 9 / 978 1 4091 5960 5 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 4091 5962 9


From Erica James, bestselling author of The Dandelion Years and Song of the Skylark, comes an enchanting tale of life, loss and love during wartime.

The Devereux family have not been close for what feels like the longest time. Jack, who after the death of his wife played the absent father to his children, has reached an age where he begins to reflect on the mistakes he’s made – and he’s made quite a few. When he suddenly falls ill, his children are called back to Island House, the idyllic place of their childhoods. According to his wishes, they must spend seven days together in the house or risk being written out of his will entirely.

Erica James is a Sunday Times Top 10 betselling author. With an insatiable appetite for other people’s business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing.


Location: Inverness, Scotland T: @HighlandWriter

Orion Fiction • November 2017 / January 2018


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