New Release Books by Alan Orloff

Alan Orloff is the author of Killer Routine (2021), I Play One on TV (2021), The Swamp Killers (2020), Black Cat Mystery Magazine #4 (2019) and other 4 books.

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Killer Routine

release date: Aug 05, 2021
Killer Routine
Comedian Channing Hayes survived a tragic auto accident that claimed the life of his fiancée, Lauren. Physically and emotionally scarred, he's put his performing career on hold, resigned to getting laughs vicariously as co-owner of The Last Laff Comedy Club. There, he instructs Lauren's sister Heather in the fine art of stand-up. When Heather skips out on her set during the club's comedy showcase, Channing searches for his AWOL protégée. Then Heather's ex-lovers start turning up dead―and Channing must fight to keep Heather from being the next hit in this deadly line-up.

I Play One on TV

release date: Jul 19, 2021
I Play One on TV
All’s great for sixteen-year-old actor Dalton Black as he portrays a teen killer on a crime reenactment show. That is, until he realizes someone is stalking him. When that someone turns out to be Homer Lee Varney, the man convicted of the murder, things take a dark turn, and Dalton is afraid for his life. What does Varney want? Some sort of twisted revenge? Or something even worse? Can Dalton and his drama friends discover the truth, before they become the killer’s next victims? Stay tuned to find out!

The Swamp Killers

release date: Mar 16, 2020
The Swamp Killers
Here’s what we know is true. Timmy Milici, a low-level hitter with the infamous Atlanta-based Duplass crime family, ran off with Melody Duplass to Jacksonville, Florida. Olivia Duplass, her mother and head of the Duplass family, was incensed, and put a price on Timmy—a hundred thousand for his corpse, but with explicit instructions that her daughter not be harmed. We know that’s true. Or, at least, we think we do. Sixteen writers tell their versions of what happened those fateful days in this gripping novel-in-stories, brought to you from the team behind The Night of the Flood. Contributors: E.A. Aymar, Sarah M. Chen, Hilary Davidson, Alex Dolan, Rebecca Drake, Gwen Florio, Elizabeth Heiter, J.J. Hensley, Susi Holliday, Shannon Kirk, Tara Laskowski, Jenny Milchman, Alan Orloff, Tom Sweterlitsch, Art Taylor, and Wendy Tyson.

Black Cat Mystery Magazine #4

release date: Jan 09, 2019
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #4
Black Cat Mystery Magazine is a new journal devoted to the best in mystery short fiction. Crime? Noir? Cozy? Private eye? You'll find all genres present and accounted for--with new tales by the best writers of today! The fourth issue features the following lineup: SOMETHING FISHY, by Michael Bracken INSEPARABLE, INSUFFERABLE, by Alan Orloff USE OF THE AWKWARD HAND, by Julie Leo UMBERTO SCOLARI AND THE FEAST OF PARADISE, by Dayle A. Dermatis MOE'S SEAFOOD HOUSE, by Ramona DeFelice Long MUD SEASON, by Su Kopil MESSIN' WITH THE KID, by Steve Liskow ASSASSIN'S SCROLL, by Tais Teng TROUBLE IN MIND, by Cynthia Ward Plus a bonus poem: THE TIMELINE MURDERS, by Janet Fox

The Night of the Flood

release date: Mar 05, 2018
The Night of the Flood
It happened the night Maggie Wilbourne was to be put to death, the first woman executed by the state of Pennsylvania in modern times. That was when a group of women passionately protesting Maggie’s imprisonment struck. They blew up a local dam, flooding the town of Everton and indirectly inspiring a hellish night of crime and chaos. Fourteen of today’s new and most exciting contemporary crime writers will take you to the fictional town of Everton, with stories from criminals, cops, and civilians that explore the thin line between the rich and the poor, the insider and the outsider, the innocent and the guilty. Whether it’s a store owner grimly protecting his property from looters, an opportunistic servant who sees her time to strike, or two misguided youths taking their anger out against any available victim, The Night of the Flood is an intricate and intimate examination of the moment when chaos is released—in both society and the human spirit. Praise for THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD: “Plenty of complex characters and hard edges. Take a breath, then hang on and enjoy this entertaining romp.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author “Bravo to all the authors who contributed to The Night of the Flood, a collection of brilliant short stories about residents of the dysfunctional town of Everton who are thrust into the turbulence of decisions that will forever change who they thought they were. A stormy page-turner that will leave you wanting more.” —Sandra Brannan, author of the award-winning Liv Bergen Mystery Series “A brilliant, multi-leveled concept, Faulknerian in its structure. A novel in stories. Wow. Fourteen new exciting crime writers create a rare three-dimensional mosaic of a doomed town and the night hell flooded through it. Terrifically exciting. Wonderfully inventive.” —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As a Fine Art

Deadly Campaign

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Deadly Campaign
Comedy club owner and occasional performer Channing Hayes thought the comedy biz was tough, but it's a stroll in the park compared to politics. When he and his business partner Artie attend a congressional campaign event for their friend Thomas Lee's nephew, masked thugs storm in and break up Lee's restaurant with baseball bats. The candidate's people insist that the police not be involved, so Lee asks Channing to investigate. As Channing searches for answers, he finds himself plunged into a corrupt world of payoffs, gangs, illicit affairs, blackmail--and murder. A New Last Laff Mystery from Agatha Award-Nominated Author Alan Orloff

Diamonds for the Dead

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Diamonds for the Dead
Coming home to Reston, Virginia, to bury his estranged father, Josh Handleman gets the shock of his life when he finds out that his thrifty father is actually a wealthy man who collected diamonds, but when Josh tries to locate the gems he discovers they are missing and begins to wonder if his father's death was really an accident or if it was murder.

Pray for the Innocent

release date: Mar 10, 2018
Pray for the Innocent
Can former best-selling novelist Mathias King-now a rumpled, grizzled English professor-save America from a terrorist of his own making?In the shadow of the Pentagon, a secret DoD brain research experiment goes terribly wrong, and an ex-Special Ops soldier escapes, believing he is Viktor Dragunov, the Russian operative from the 80's thriller novel, Attack on America. To capture him, the Feds turn to the person uniquely qualified to predict his next moves, the man who created the fictional character, best-selling author Mathias King.Now a reclusive English professor, King is reluctant to get involved, having sworn off the culture of violence after a deranged fan murdered his wife. But when innocent people start dying, King is thrust back into that dark world. With help from his enthusiastic graduate assistant Emily Phan, King must outsmart his own creation-while outmaneuvering the cover-up-loving Feds-before Dragunov succeeds in his hell-bent mission.To destroy America.
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