About Us

The Murder Room is an online portal devoted to bringing hard-to-find or out-of-print crime classics to a brand new audience. Ebooks of vintage crime and thriller titles by such giants of the genre as James M. Cain, James Hadley Chase and John Dickson Carr will be available to buy from our online retailer partners – alongside Orion‘s stable of bestselling contemporary authors such as Ian Rankin, Harlan Coben and Denise Mina. Some classic crime titles will be available for the first time in a generation.

But it’s not just about buying the ebooks. The Murder Room is an online community destination for you to discover, discuss and share your enthusiasm for classic and contemporary crime, with regular exclusive features by leading authors, plus interviews, extracts and competitions and breaking news from the crime-writing community.

Orion has always prided itself on bringing the most exciting and varied list of crime writers from the UK and the States to the widest possible readership. Now we want to give you the opportunity, with The Murder Room, to read the authors who inspired and influenced them.

We hope you’ll love the site, and we look forward to meeting you. Please take a look, make yourself at home, and let us know what you think.