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IQ

Joe Ide
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'Joe Ide is the best new discovery I've come across in a long time. And Isaiah Quintabe is the kind of sleuth not seen on the mystery landscape before.' Michael ConnellySHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA JOHN CREASEY (new blood) DAGGERTHE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'Full of humour, originality and high-quality writing'East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, the elderly are being mugged, children go missing. But word has spread: if you've got a case the police can't - or won't - touch, Isaiah Quintabe will help you out.They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. His clients pay him whatever they can afford, a new set of tyres or some homemade muffins. But now he needs a client who can pay. And the only way to that client is through a jive-talking, low-life drug dealer he thought he'd left behind. Then there's the case itself. A drug-addled rap star surrounded by a crew of flunkies who believes his life is in danger; and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. If he solves this case, IQ can put right a mistake he made long ago. If not it won't just be the hit man coming after him ...WINNER of the ANTHONY AWARD for Best Debut, the SHAMUS AWARD for BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL. the MACAVITY AWARD for Best First Novel; SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 EDGAR AWARD and STRAND CRITICS AWARD.

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Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple
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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Anna North
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Anna North

'If The Girl on the Train was the woman of 2015, then Sophie Stark is this year's model. Anna North's novel, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, has been a hit in America, with Lena Dunham describing its protagonist as a "totally unforgettable female antihero". Out now - soon every girl on every train will be reading it' Sunday TimesWho is the real Sophie Stark? The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be 'more like life than life itself'. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to an actress who knows too much. With shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, A Visit from the Goon Squad and Where'd You Go, Bernadette, it combines a uniquely appealing sensibility with a compulsively page-turning plot.'Thriller-paced, with mysteries revealed at every turn. The great mystery at the centre is Sophie Stark, a totally unforgettable female anti-hero who conforms to absolutely none of our expectations and suffers deeply for it' Lena Dunham'North is a natural, butter-smooth storyteller' Maggie Shipstead, author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS'I read THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK with my heart in my mouth. Not only a dissection of genius and the havoc it can wreak, but also a thunderously good story' Emma Donoghue, author of ROME'Jennifer Egan, eat your heart out' Sam Baker'A captivating portrait of the artist as a young woman. It's a story that examines the notion of artistic legacy and meditates on the ethics involved in film-making and storytelling' THE INDEPENDENT'Gripping and graceful' THE GUARDIAN'The year's must read' GLAMOUR

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Ostrich

Matt Greene
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This One Is Mine

Maria Semple
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Eleanor & Park

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Marina

Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The novel Carlos Ruiz Zafón wrote just before THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.'Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine...'In May 1980, 15-year-old Oscar Drai suddenly vanishes from his boarding school in the old quarter of Barcelona. For seven days and nights no one knows his whereabouts... His story begins in the heart of old Barcelona, when he meets Marina and her father German Blau, a portrait painter. Marina takes Oscar to a cemetery to watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month. At 10 a.m. precisely a coach pulled by black horses appears. From it descends a woman dressed in black, her face shrouded, wearing gloves, holding a single rose. She walks over to a gravestone that bears no name, only the mysterious emblem of a black butterfly with open wings. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her they begin a journey that will take them to the heights of a forgotten, post-war Barcelona, a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons; and a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets.Read by Daniel Weyman. Daniel appears in Foyle's War for itv as series regular Adam Wainwright. His many other television appearances include Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Dunkirk. He was nominated for Best Performance in a Play at the TMA Awards for his portrayal of Nicholas Nickleby which played at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and in Toronto. His first professional job was at the Donmar Warehouse in The Vortex directed by Michael Grandage. He has recorded many audiobooks and was included in the ALA's Listen List 2013 for outstanding narration.(p) 2013 Orion Publishing Group

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple
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Lost Souls

Michael Collins
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Michael Collins

'The thinking man's John Grisham' New StatesmanThe body of a small girl, dressed as an angel, is discovered late one night in a pile of autumn leaves at the side of the road. At first it looks like a hit and run - after all, it's Halloween night and the streets have been full of children trick or treating. But how did a 3-year-old come to be alone on the dark streets at such a late hour?Lawrence, the policeman sent to investigate, finds himself under increasing pressure when it becomes clear that the chief suspect is the town's star quarterback. In the ensuing cover-up, Lawrence finds himself a pawn in the power games between the local mayor, the suspect's family, and an investigator with some personal scores to settle.

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NEWS: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple Awarded 2013 Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction

We're delighted to announce that Maria Semple's brilliant Where'd You Go, Bernadette has beaten a strong shortlist to win The Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction 2013.

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NEWS: Two Orion Titles Shortlisted for Melissa Nathan Award

We are delighted to announce that two Orion titles (WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by MARIA SEMPLE and ELEANOR & PARK by RAINBOW ROWELL) have been shortlisted for the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award for Fiction About Life and Love.

Kathleen Wilhoite

After high school, Kathleen Wilhoite enrolled at USC Drama School. One month later, she landed her first movie role in Private School. Throughout the 1980 and 90's, she appeared in a number of film and TV projects as both leads and second leads where her brash sexuality and unconventional style was eagerly put on display. She appeared noticeably opposite Charles Bronson in Murphy's Law, Robert De Niro in Angel Heart, Patrick Swayze in Road House, and Nick Nolte in Everybody Wins and Lorenzo's Oil. She stars along side Nicholas Cage in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps and co-stars with Robert Carlyle in California Solo. She has also had two record deals where she's toured with bands around the world and has written songs for a multiple of shows. She's a native of Santa Barbara and now lives in Studio City with her husband and three children.

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Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and The Hunger Games producer Color Force, run by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, have teamed up to pick up the rights to Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the acclaimed novel by Maria Semple.

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Anna North

Anna North is a journalist working for the NEW YORK TIMES, whose writing has previously appeared in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE PARIS REVIEW, JEZEBEL, and BUZZFEED. She lives in Brooklyn.

Matt Greene

Matt Greene was born in Watford in 1985 and studied English Language at the University of Sussex, where he edited THE BADGER newspaper and first became interested in writing for the stage. He has co-written four plays for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including the sell-out farce THE STRAIGHT MAN. OSTRICH is his first novel.

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Competition: Where's Bernadette?

This week Bernadette is travelling to the UK via some famous landmarks. Every day we'll be tweeting a picture from @wnbooks of Bernadette on her travels, sitting on her yellow beanbag, and it's up to you to guess where she is. If you guess right on the day, you will be in with a chance of winning your very own Bernadette kit – yellow head scarf, sunglasses and a copy of the book. You will also be entered into a draw which closes at midnight on 7th July 2013 to win an iPad Mini! Click the READ button below for details!