Books published by Orion
Photographer Thomas Bexley has become a drunken recluse, haunted by visions of the dead after a dreadful case in Wales. When news of a spate of kidnappings, for which his friend and mentor is the major suspect, rouses his interest, Bexley soon finds himself accused of a string of murders.
Reviewed on 25 June 2021 by John Cleal
John Rebus always focused on his job. But family is important which he realises more than ever when his distraught daughter Samantha calls in the middle of the night. Her partner Keith, interested in the old POW camp on the windswept coast, has gone missing. Rebus knows he has to help her.
Reviewed on 22 May 2021 by Ewa Sherman
Thirty years ago, teenager Paul was found drowned in a lake, and his best friend Francesca vanished from home. His death was considered a suicide. Francesca was never found. When journalist Johan Ro writes about the cold case, DI Charlie Lager gets pulled into the story.
Reviewed on 16 January 2021 by Ewa Sherman
Aydin Torkal has spent a year on the run from western intelligence and the brotherhood of jihadi insurgents he betrayed. MI6 agent Rachel Cox, probably the only person who believes him an ally in the war on terror, receives a coded message from him warning her not to trust her own colleagues and must choose between her career and the truth.
Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by John Cleal
Satellite surveillance monitor Martin Hepton is baffled when its pictures from space fail for a crucial period. Days later an American shuttle crashes, killing its crew bar the lone British astronaut. Martin’s attempts to discover what went wrong plunge him into a deadly international conspiracy.
Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by John Cleal
Detective Inspector Charlie Lager is sent from Stockholm to investigate the disappearance of teenager Annabelle in Gullspång. She dreads being back in her small home town, full of quiet despondence and ghosts from the dark past but must deal with the case and her own anxiety.
Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Ewa Sherman
Twenty-one of 22 children in an isolated village die in a disaster. Dog Evans is the only survivor. Abandoned by his parents and shunned by those left behind for whom he is a daily reminder of loss, the situation inevitably builds toward violence.
Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by John Cleal
Detective Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, starting cases then handing them on as each new day rolls around. But now there are two investigations that she wants to stay part of. Unfortunately, her bosses don’t see things the same way.
Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Linda Wilson
Danny Orchard is famous because he was still born and then had another near-death experience and published a successful memoir. Danny also used to have a twin sister, Ash, but she was not someone you would have wanted to meet. Now Ash is trying to ruin Danny’s life again.
Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by John Barnbrook
Retired FBI undercover agent Brigid Quinn is settling into marriage and a slower life as a private investigator. When her niece comes to live with her and she reluctantly takes on a case of what looks like accidental drowning, her world turn upside down.
Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by John Cleal
Mickey Haller is surprised to discover that a cyber-pimp accused of murder was recommended to him by his alleged victim – an escort girl Haller represented years before. His decision to defend the man pits Haller against corrupt lawmen who will stop at nothing to cover up their crimes.
Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by John Cleal
The headstrong teenage daughter of freelance kidnap expert Charlie Boxer and his DI former wife disappears only hours after running away to Madrid. At the same time the young son of a Russian businessman is kidnapped in London. Is there a link between the two events?
Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal
Nino Latini has a unique gift, a massively heightened sense of taste and a desire to create the perfect feast that will make his name as a chef in some of the most magnificent houses of Renaissance Italy. But his gift leads him into trouble and physical danger.
Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by John Cleal
Six years ago, Natalie, the love of Jake Fisher’s life, dumped him and married another man. At her wedding, Jake promised to stay away from her, but six years later when he discovers that her husband has died, he finds that promise becomes harder and harder to keep.
Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by Linda Wilson
Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn is trying to build a life apart from the human trafficking and sex predators she acted as bait for in her undercover career, but she is dragged back into this sordid and brutal world when a man confesses a notorious string of sex killings – including the murder of a young agent she had trained.
Reviewed on 28 December 2013 by John Cleal
John Keller’s new business restoring houses in post-Katrina New Orleans bombs in the US sub prime crisis and economic downturn. He now has a new name, a home, wife and baby to support plus his expensive hobby of collecting rare stamps. Then a phone call draws him back into his old business – killing for money.
Reviewed on 30 November 2013 by John Cleal
When the tomb of St Tancred in the village of Bishop’s Lacey is opened after 500 years, naturally young sleuth Flavia de Luce wants to be there, and succeeds in taking the first look into the tomb. But the body she finds isn’t the one everyone expected her to see.
Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by Linda Wilson