New Release Books by Alan Orloff

Alan Orloff is the author of Deadly Campaign (2021), I Play One on TV (2021), The Swamp Killers (2020), I Know Where You Sleep (2020) and other 8 books.

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Deadly Campaign

release date: Sep 09, 2021
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. "Entertaining...Orloff does a great job of evoking small-time, struggling comedy clubs." -- Publishers Weekly

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.

I Know Where You Sleep

release date: Feb 10, 2020
I Know Where You Sleep
When Anderson West takes on the pro-bono case of Jessica Smith, a twenty-something restaurant hostess being stalked, the last thing he expects is for his investigation to spiral into breaking and entering, assault, and legal threats from the suspects and the victim. But that’s what happens when you run a private investigation firm with your rule-breaking, loose-cannon sister at your side. While Anderson spends his time deducing and interviewing possible suspects, Carrie handles interrogations in her own unique—and personal—fashion. And it seems like everyone is a suspect. There are Jessica’s ex-boyfriend and current boyfriend, her incredibly creepy boss and the suspicious reverend at her church who definitely seems to be hiding something. Or someone. The closer Anderson and Carrie get to an answer, the more danger Jessica finds herself in. Her stalker’s notes become increasingly more threatening, trading the scary phone calls and text messages for terrifying photographs and notes at her gym, work, and home. To make things even more complicated, Jessica’s backstory begins to unravel, and the secrets of her past could potentially solve everything…if only she’d let Anderson and Carrie in. With time ticking down, will the brother-sister investigative team be able to solve Jessica’s case before she tries something foolhardy, like facing up to the tenacious bastard on her own, armed only with a handgun and a prayer? Praise for I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP: “Sleep is one thing that readers won’t get much of when they pick up this stellar novel! Gripping from first page to last, Orloff’s I Know Where You Sleep virtually defines the psychological thriller. And Anderson and Carrie are two of the most compelling—and appealing—heroes in crime fiction to come along in years. You’ll love them just as much as you’ll be swept up by Orloff’s brilliant plot.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector and The Never Game “With clock-ticking yet compassionate prose, Alan Orloff portrays one of the horrors of all our modern lives: the stalker. I Know Where You Sleep is a private eye novel for these all-too-real modern days. Orloff’s P.I. protagonist Anderson West is a man of modern personal complications and classic professional simplicity: he wants to stop evil and crime where he can—and takes readers along for the entertaining, revealing ride.” —James Grady, New York Times bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor “A winner! A twisty page-turning cat and mouse pursuit with a surprise around every corner. If you’re looking for a truly good guy—Anderson West is the perfect choice. This charming protagonist—a PI with heart and determination and a pure sense of justice—will captivate you. The talented Alan Orloff has created a unique and memorable character, and a terrific book.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling and award-winning author of The Murder List

Diamonds for the Dead

release date: Jun 03, 2021
Diamonds for the Dead
*AGATHA AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL (2010)* "DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD has it all: compelling plot, great characters, and the kind of tension that keeps you screwed into your seat for a one-sitting read." -John Gilstrap, New York Times bestselling author of NO MERCY When Josh Handleman returns to his boyhood home in Reston, VA to sit shiva for his estranged father, he gets the shock of his life: his frugal dad was a diamond collector worth millions. Now the gems are missing, and Josh begins to suspect his father''s death may have been murder, not an accident. Hounded by grief and remorse, Josh resolves to find his dad''s diamond stash. His emotion-laden treasure hunt throws him into the middle of a feud between two stubborn old Russian Jews-and puts Josh squarely in the sights of his father''s killer. (NOTE: This is a reissue, book first published in 2010)

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

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

Killer Routine

release date: Apr 08, 2011
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.

Running from the Past

release date: Mar 18, 2015
Running from the Past
After selling his company for millions, Colby Walker takes his family-and his son''s friend Jess-on vacation, wanting nothing more than to unwind in the sun and surf. But he spots the alarming signs in short order: Jess''s downcast eyes, a familiar passivity, and angry red welts marching across the boy''s bare back. Walker understands what they mean because he''d been that boy, many years ago. He''d suffered in silence, too. Can Walker stand by and let the torment continue? Does he trust the authorities-the same ones who had failed him in his youth-to take care of Jess? Hell no. With Jess in tow, Walker packs up the minivan and takes his family on the lam, keeping one step ahead of Jess''s cruel father and unhinged ex-con aunt. When the stakes escalate and his headstrong actions put people''s lives in jeopardy, Walker must finally conquer his past before he can save those he loves. He can run no longer.

The Taste

release date: Aug 06, 2014
The Taste
After his mother dies, Jake Wheeler returns to his birthplace of Dark Springs, West Virginia, seeking solace among his kin. But his family''s unique comfort food includes some ingredients Jake''s not sure he can stomach. They eat dead people. Discovering that skeleton in the pantry and adjusting to a new diet turn out to be the least of Jake''s worries. Storm clouds have gathered over Dark Springs, threatening the family''s peaceful existence. Ax-wielding clan patriarch Dallas Pike and his band of renegade followers have decided upon a violent plan to increase the dwindling food supply. Why wait for your next meal to die naturally if you can hunt it down instead? With the survival of the entire clan at stake, Jake wages war against madman Pike. He also battles an even more terrifying opponent. Himself. After all, Jake has THE TASTE.

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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