Orion is publishing an exclusive trilogy of short stories by crime writer R J Ellory, called Three Days in Chicagoland.
The first e-exclusive novella, The Sister, will be released on 15th March, followed by The Cop on 5th April and finally The Killer on 26th April. Each will be priced 99p. The stories are set in Chicago between 1956 and 1960. They are inter-related but can also be read as standalones. The first is from the point of view of the murder victim's sister, the second from the detective in charge of the case, and the third from the man accused of the murder as he waits on death row.
The publisher also reports success digitally with Michael Connelly, with his exclusive e-books Suicide Run and Angle of Investigation selling more than 51,000 and 31,000 copies respectively, according to Orion. The publisher also plans an exclusive e-book by crime writer Graham Hurley, called Strictly No Flowers, for publication in August 2012.