Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Orion Publishers launch the Murder Room
Orion Publishing Group announced on Friday 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 was launched 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 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.