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The Orion Publishing Group launches The Murder Room

From yesterday’s press release, with the list of (the initial) classic titles at the bottom of this post:

The Orion Publishing Group today announced the launch of THE MURDER ROOM, a dedicated website which makes out-of-print and hard to find classic crime novels available as eBooks. The website launches today, 14 September 2012, at Bloody Scotland crime festival.

THE MURDER ROOM brings together some of the finest writers of crime and thriller fiction – names like James M. Cain, Anthony Price, Jim Thompson and George V. Higgins, whose books have inspired a new generation of writers. It launches with one hundred and fifty titles, with another hundred available before the end of the year. For a full list of authors and titles available please see the document attached.

THE MURDER ROOM is a meeting place for crime fans, an opportunity to discuss, recommend and discover a wealth of classic crime novels available to buy as eBooks – many of which have not been accessible for a generation. The website will also contain news, features, competitions and interviews with contemporary novelists talking about the writers that have inspired them.

In the twenty years since the Orion Publishing Group was founded, it has established itself as the home of crime, publishing luminaries such as Ian Rankin, Elmore Leonard, Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben. In building this reputation Orion has looked to the future, discovering exciting new authors, but also embraced the legacy of vintage crime fiction, with its acclaimed Crime Masterworks series. THE MURDER ROOM now brings together past, present and future masters of crime, together under one exciting roof.

Jon Wood, Fiction Publisher Director, Orion Publishing Group says:

“The Murder Room is a really exciting project for Orion, and a wonderful opportunity to bring great authors and their books to fans who might not have had the chance to read these titles before now. We hope that through discussions and recommendations on The Murder Room, and contemporary writers enthusing about their inspirations, a new generation will discover a world of classic crime and thriller fiction.”

THE MURDER ROOM is the second in the Orion Publishing Group’s ground-breaking digital projects, following the launch of Gollancz’s SF GATEWAY – the world’s largest digital SFF library. GATEWAY has made thousands of out-of-print genre titles available digitally, and in its first year has sold over 150,000 eBooks.

Author                                     Title

Boucher, Anthony                    Nine Times Nine

Boucher, Anthony                    Rocket to the Morgue

Boucher, Anthony                    The Case of the Seven of Calvary

Boucher, Anthony                    The Case of the Crumpled Knave

Cain, James M.                        Double Indemnity

Cain, James M.                        Mildred Pierce

Cain, James M.                        Serenade

Cain, James M.                        The Postman Always Rings Twice

Chase, James Hadley              Come Easy – Go Easy

Chase, James Hadley              Eve

Chase, James Hadley              Just Another Sucker

Chase, James Hadley              Mission to Sienna

Chase, James Hadley              Mission to Venice

Chase, James Hadley              More Deadly Than the Male

Chase, James Hadley              No Orchids for Miss Blandish

Chase, James Hadley              Not Safe to Be Free

Chase, James Hadley              Shock Treatment

Chase, James Hadley              What’s Better Than Money

Cheyney, Peter            The Man is Dangerous

Cheyney, Peter            Poison Ivy

Cheyney, Peter            Dames Don’t Care

Cheyney, Peter            Can Ladies Kill?

Cheyney, Peter            Don’t Get Me Wrong

Cheyney, Peter            You’d Be Surprised

Cheyney, Peter            Your Deal, My Lovely

Cheyney, Peter            Never a Dull Moment

Cheyney, Peter            You Can Always Duck

Cheyney, Peter            I’ll Say She Does

Ellin, Stanley               The Stronghold

Ellin, Stanley               The Luxembourg Run

Ellin, Stanley               Very Old Money

Ellin, Stanley               The Speciality of the House

Ellin, Stanley               The Eighth Circle

Fleming, Joan              Two Lovers Too Many

Fleming, Joan              The Man Who Looked Back

Fleming, Joan              A Daisy-Chain for Satan

Fleming, Joan              The Deeds of Dr Deadcert

Fleming, Joan              The Gallows in my Garden

Fleming, Joan              The Good and the Bad

Fleming, Joan              He Ought to be Shot

Fleming, Joan              Maiden’s Prayer

Fleming, Joan              Polly Put the Kettle On

Fleming, Joan              You Can’t Believe your Eyes

Gores, Joe                   Hammett

Gores, Joe                   Interface

Gores, Joe                   Spade and Archer

Higgins, George V.                  The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Higgins, George V.                  Cogan’s Trade

Household, Geoffrey               The Courtesy of Death

Household, Geoffrey               Doom’s Caravan

Household, Geoffrey               Face to the Sun

Household, Geoffrey               The Last Two Weeks of Georges Rivac

Household, Geoffrey               Red Anger

Household, Geoffrey               Summon the Bright Water

Hubbard, P. M.            The Causeway

Hubbard, P. M.            Cold Waters

Hubbard, P. M.            The Custom of the Country

Hubbard, P. M.            The Dancing Man

Hubbard, P. M.            Flush as May

Hubbard, P. M.            The Graveyard

James, Bill                   You’d Better Believe It

James, Bill                   The Lolita Man

James, Bill                   Halo Parade

James, Bill                   Protection

James, Bill                   Come Clean

James, Bill                   Take

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in Kashmir

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in Berlin

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in Cyprus

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in Kenya

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in Zanzibar

Kaye, M. M.                 Death in the Andamans

Knox, Ronald               The Body in the Silo

Knox, Ronald               Double Cross Purposes

Knox, Ronald               The Footsteps at the Lock

Knox, Ronald               Still Dead

Knox, Ronald               The Three Taps

Knox, Ronald               The Viaduct Murder

MacDonald, Ross        Black Money

Margaret Millar           Beast in View

Meynell, Laurence      Danger Round the Corner

Meynell, Laurence      The Frightened Man

Meynell, Laurence      Too Clever By Half

Meynell, Laurence      Death By Arrangement

Meynell, Laurence      The Thirteen Trumpeters

Meynell, Laurence      The Fairly Innocent Little Man

Price, Anthony             The Labyrinth Makers

Price, Anthony             The Alamut Ambush

Price, Anthony             Colonel Butler’s Wolf

Price, Anthony             October Men

Price, Anthony             Other Paths to Glory

Price, Anthony             Our Man in Camelot

Price, Anthony             War Game

Price, Anthony             The ’44 Vintage

Price, Anthony             Tomorrow’s Ghost

Price, Anthony             The Hour of the Donkey

Price, Anthony             Soldier No More

Price, Anthony             The Old Vengeful

Price, Anthony             Gunner Kelly

Price, Anthony             Sion Crossing

Price, Anthony             Here Be Monsters

Price, Anthony             For the Good of the State

Price, Anthony             A New Kind of War

Price, Anthony             A Prospect of Vengeance

Price, Anthony             The Memory Trap

Thompson, Jim            The Getaway

Thompson, Jim            The Killer Inside Me

Thompson, Jim            After Dark, My Sweet

Thompson, Jim            Pop 1280

Thompson, Jim            The Grifters

Thompson, Jim            A Hell of a Woman

Thompson, Jim            A Swell-Looking Babe

Thompson, Jim            Nothing More Than Murder

Thompson, Jim            Savage Night

Household, Geoffrey               Watcher in the Shadows

Household, Geoffrey               A Time to Kill

Chase, James Hadley              A Can of Worms

Chase, James Hadley              A Coffin From Hong Kong

Chase, James Hadley              An Ace Up My Sleeve

Chase, James Hadley              An Ear to the Ground

Chase, James Hadley              Believe This . . . You’ll Believe Anything

Chase, James Hadley              Believed Violent

Chase, James Hadley              Consider Yourself Dead

Chase, James Hadley              Do Me a Favour, Drop Dead

Chase, James Hadley              Goldfish Have No Hiding Place

Chase, James Hadley              Have a Nice Night

Chase, James Hadley              Hand Me a Fig Leaf

Chase, James Hadley              Have a Change of Scene

Chase, James Hadley              Have This One on Me

Chase, James Hadley              Hit Them Where it Hurts

Chase, James Hadley              I Hold the Four Aces

Chase, James Hadley              I Would Rather Stay Poor

Chase, James Hadley              Just a Matter of Time

Chase, James Hadley              Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

Chase, James Hadley              Like a Hole in the Head

Chase, James Hadley              My Laugh Comes Last

Chase, James Hadley              Not My Thing

Chase, James Hadley              One Bright Summer Morning

Chase, James Hadley              So What Happens to Me?

Chase, James Hadley              Tell it to the Birds

Chase, James Hadley              The Joker in the Pack

Chase, James Hadley              The Soft Centre

Chase, James Hadley              The Vulture is a Patient Bird

Chase, James Hadley              The Whiff of Money

Chase, James Hadley              Try This One For Size

Chase, James Hadley              Want to Stay Alive?

Chase, James Hadley              We’ll Share a Double Funeral

Chase, James Hadley              Well Now, My Pretty

Chase, James Hadley              You Can Say That Again

Chase, James Hadley              You Have Yourself a Deal

Chase, James Hadley              You Must be Kidding

Chase, James Hadley              You’re Dead Without Money

Cheyney, Peter            Urgent Hangman

Cheyney, Peter            Dangerous Curves

Cheyney, Peter            You Can’t Keep the Change

Cheyney, Peter            It Couldn’t Matter Less

Cheyney, Peter            Sorry You’ve Been Troubled

Cheyney, Peter            They Never Say When

Cheyney, Peter            Uneasy Terms

Cheyney, Peter            Dark Duet

Cheyney, Peter            The Stars Are Dark

Cheyney, Peter            The Dark Street

Cheyney, Peter            Sinister Errand

Cheyney, Peter            Dark Hero

Cheyney, Peter            Dark Interlude

Cheyney, Peter            Dark Wanton

Cheyney, Peter            Dark Bahama

Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur                       Sherlock Holmes’s Greatest Cases

Connington, J. J.          Almighty Gold

Connington, J. J.          The Boathouse Riddle

Connington, J. J.          The Case with Nine Solutions

Connington, J. J.          The Castleford Conundrum

Connington, J. J.          Commonsense Is All You Need

Connington, J. J.          The Counsellor

Connington, J. J.          The Dangerfield Talisman

Connington, J. J.          Death at Swaythling Court

Connington, J. J.          The Eye in the Museum

Connington, J. J.          For Murder Will Speak (AKA Murder Will Speak)

Connington, J. J.          The Four Defences

Connington, J. J.          The Ha-Ha Case (AKA The Brandon Case)

Connington, J. J.          In Whose Dim Shadow (AKA The Tau Cross Mystery)

Connington, J. J.          Jack-In-The-Box

Connington, J. J.          A Minor Operation

Connington, J. J.          Murder in the Maze

Connington, J. J.          Mystery at Lynden Sands

Connington, J. J.          Nemesis at Raynham Parva (AKA Grim Vengeance)

Connington, J. J.          No Past is Dead

Connington, J. J.          Nordenholt’s Million

Connington, J. J.          The Sweepstake Murders

Connington, J. J.          Tom Tiddler’s Island (AKA Gold Brick Island)

Connington, J. J.          Tragedy at Ravensthorpe

Connington, J. J.          Truth Comes Limping

Connington, J. J.          The Twenty-One Clues

Connington, J. J.          The Two Tickets Puzzle (AKA The Two Ticket Puzzle)

Fleming, Joan              Alas, Poor Father

Fleming, Joan              The Chill and the Kill

Fleming, Joan              Death of a Sardine

Fleming, Joan              Dirty Butter for Servants

Fleming, Joan              Every Inch a Lady

Fleming, Joan              Grim Death and the Barrow Boys

Fleming, Joan              Hell’s Belle

Fleming, Joan              How to Live Dangerously

Fleming, Joan              In the Red

Fleming, Joan              Kill or Cure

Fleming, Joan              Malice Matrimonial

Fleming, Joan              The Man From Nowhere

Fleming, Joan              Midnight Hag

Fleming, Joan              Miss Bones

Fleming, Joan              No Bones About It

Fleming, Joan              Nothing is the Number When you Die

Fleming, Joan              Screams From a Penny Dreadful

Fleming, Joan              To Make an Underworld

Fleming, Joan              Too Late! Too Late! The Maiden Cried

Fleming, Joan              You Won’t Let me Finish

Gores, Joe                   Hammett

Gores, Joe                   Interface

Gores, Joe                   Space and Archer

Higgins, George V.      At End of Day

Higgins, George V.      The Digger’s Game

Higgins, George V.      Outlaws

Higgins, George V.      The Patriot Game

Higgins, George V.      The Rat on Fire

Hubbard, P. M.            High Tide

Hubbard, P. M.            A Hive of Glass

Hubbard, P. M.            Kill Claudio

Hubbard, P. M.            Picture of Millie

Hubbard, P. M.            The Quiet River

Hubbard, P. M.            A Rooted Sorrow

Hubbard, P. M.            A Thirsty Evil

Hubbard, P. M.            The Tower

Hubbard, P. M.            The Whisper in the Glen

James, Bill                   Club

James, Bill                   Astride a Grave

James, Bill                   Gospel

James, Bill                   Roses, Roses

James, Bill                   In Good Hands

James, Bill                   The Detective is Dead

James, Bill                   Top Banana

James, Bill                   Panicking Ralph

James, Bill                   Lovely Mover

James, Bill                   Eton Crop

James, Bill                   Kill Me

James, Bill                   Pay Days

James, Bill                   Naked at the Window

James, Bill                   The Girl With the Long Back

James, Bill                   Easy Streets

James, Bill                   Wolves of Memory

James, Bill                   Girls

James, Bill                   Pix

James, Bill                   In the Absence of Iles

James, Bill                   Hotbed

James, Bill                   I am Gold

McCloy, Helen             Dance of Death

McCloy, Helen             The Man in the Moonlight

McCloy, Helen             The Deadly Truth

McCloy, Helen             Who’s Calling

McCloy, Helen             Cue for Murder

McCloy, Helen             The Goblin Market

McCloy, Helen             The One That Got Away

McCloy, Helen             Through a Glass, Darkly

McCloy, Helen             Alias Basil Willing

McCloy, Helen             The Long Body

McCloy, Helen             Two-Thirds of a Ghost

McCloy, Helen             Mr Splitfoot

McCloy, Helen             Burn This

McCloy, Helen             The Pleasant Assasin and Other Cases of Dr Basil Willing

McCloy, Helen             Panic

McCloy, Helen             Before I Die

McCloy, Helen             The Imposter

McCloy, Helen             The Singing Diamonds and Other Stories

Meynell, Laurence      Don’t Stop for Hooky Heffernan

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky and the Crock of Gold

Meynell, Laurence      Lost Half Hour

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky Gets the Wooden Spoon

Meynell, Laurence      Papersnake

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky and the Villainous Chauffeur

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky and the Prancing Horse

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky Goes to Blazes

Meynell, Laurence      Silver Guilt

Meynell, Laurence      The Open Door

Meynell, Laurence      The Affair at Barwold

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky Catches a Tartar

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky on Loan

Meynell, Laurence      Hooky Hooked

Meynell, Laurence      Third Time Unlucky

Meynell, Laurence      The Creaking Chair

Meynell, Laurence      The Breaking Point

Meynell, Laurence      The House in Marsh Road

Meynell, Laurence      One Step From Murder

Procter, Maurice         Rich is the Treasure

Procter, Maurice         The Pub Crawler

Procter, Maurice         Three at the Angel

Procter, Maurice         The Spearhead Death

Procter, Maurice         Devil in the Moonlight

Procter, Maurice         The Dog Man

Procter, Maurice         I Will Speak Daggers

Procter, Maurice         Hell is a City

Procter, Maurice         The Midnight Plumber

Procter, Maurice         Man in Ambush

Procter, Maurice         Killer at Large

Procter, Maurice         Devil’s Due

Procter, Maurice         The Devil was Handsome

Procter, Maurice         A Body to Spare

Procter, Maurice         Moonlight Flitting

Procter, Maurice         Two Men in Twenty

Procter, Maurice         Death Has a Shadow (AKA Homicide Blonde)

Procter, Maurice         His Weight in Gold

Procter, Maurice         Rogue Running

Procter, Maurice         Exercise Hoodwink

Procter, Maurice         Hideaway

Thomas, Donald          Belladonna: A Lewis Carroll Nightmare

Thomas, Donald          The Ripper’s Apprentice

Thomas, Donald          Jekyll, Alias Hyde

Thomas, Donald          The Arrest of Scotland Yard

Thomas, Donald          Dancing in the Dark

Thomas, Donald          Red Flowers for a Lady Blue

Thomas, Donald          The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Thomas, Donald          Sherlock Holmes and Running Noose

Thomas, Donald          Sherlock Holmes and the Voice From the Crypt

Thomas, Donald          Flight of the Eagle

Thomas, Donald          Dead Giveaway

Thomas, Donald (as Francis Selwyn)              Crackman on Velvet

Thomas, Donald (as Francis Selwyn)              The Hangman’s Child

Thomas, Donald (as Francis Selwyn)              Sergeant Verity Presents his Compliments

Thomas, Donald (as Francis Selwyn)              Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal

Thomas, Donald (as Francis Selwyn)              Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond

Underwood, Michael               Murder on Trial (1954)

Underwood, Michael               Murder Made Absolute (1955)

Underwood, Michael               Death on Remand (1956)

Underwood, Michael               False Witness (1957)

Underwood, Michael               Lawful Pursuit (1958)

Underwood, Michael               Arm of the Law (1959)

Underwood, Michael               Cause of Death (1960)

Underwood, Michael               Death by Misadventure (1960)

Underwood, Michael               Adam’s Case (1961)

Underwood, Michael               The Case Against Philip Quest (1962)

Underwood, Michael               Girl Found Dead (1963)

Underwood, Michael               The Crime of Colin Wise (1964)

Underwood, Michael               The Anxious Conspirator (1965)

Underwood, Michael               The Man Who Died on Friday (1967)

Underwood, Michael               The Man Who Killed Too Soon (1968)

Underwood, Michael               The Shadow Game (1970)

Underwood, Michael               Trout in the Milk (1971)

Underwood, Michael               Reward for a Defector (1973)

Underwood, Michael               The Unprofessional Spy (1975)

Underwood, Michael               A Pinch of Snuff (1974)

Underwood, Michael               Crime upon Crime (1980)

Underwood, Michael               Double Jeopardy (1981)

Underwood, Michael               Goddess of Death (1982)

Underwood, Michael               A Party to Murder (1983)

Underwood, Michael               Death in Camera (1984)

Underwood, Michael               The Hidden Man (1985)

Underwood, Michael               Death at Deepwood Grange (1986)

Underwood, Michael               The Injudicious Judge (1987)

Underwood, Michael               The Uninvited Corpse (1987)

Underwood, Michael               Dual Enigma (1988)

Underwood, Michael               A Compelling Case (1989)

Underwood, Michael               A Dangerous Business (1990)

Underwood, Michael               Rosa’s Dilemma (1990)

Underwood, Michael               The Seeds of Murder (1991)

Underwood, Michael               Guilty Conscience (1992)

Underwood, Michael               The Juror (1975)

Underwood, Michael               Menaces, Menaces (1976)

Underwood, Michael               The Fatal Trip (1977)

Underwood, Michael               Murder with Malice (1977)

Underwood, Michael               Crooked Wood (1978)

Underwood, Michael               A Crime Apart (1966)

Underwood, Michael               Shem’s Demise (1970)

Underwood, Michael               The Silent Liars (1970)

Underwood, Michael               Anything But the Truth (1978)

Underwood, Michael               Smooth Justice (1979)

Underwood, Michael               Victim of Circumstance (1979)

Underwood, Michael               A Clear Case of Suicide (1980)

Underwood, Michael               The Hand of Fate (1981)

2 comments on “The Orion Publishing Group launches The Murder Room

  1. Martin Edwards
    September 15, 2012

    Wow. That is a truly impressive list, with some real rarities and several classics.

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