My work for Orenda Books continues. The beginning of 2018 saw the appearance of the second ‘episode’ in Matt Wesolowski’s unusual, unsettling and unclassifiable Six Stories ‘podcast’ novels: Hydra – as disconcerting to edit as it is to read.
Alongside new titles from Orenda’s now established crime and thriller writers (Steph Broadribb, Matt Johnson, Thomas Enger, Johana Gustawsson and Gunnar Staalesen) we published our first German Krimi – Blue Night by Simone Buchholz, a book that takes the tropes of the genre and twists them into a delightful literary tour de force.
We also published our first Quebecois novel, the lyrical, poetic We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard.
Late spring saw domestic noir from Louise Voss and L V Hay and a surprising piece of … speculative crime from Doug Johnstone – which imagines a volcano in the Firth of Forth.