A DOZEN OCTOBER MASS MARKET PICKS
Brennan, Allison. Stalked ($7.99)
Carl, Joanna. Chocolate Castle Clue (Signet $7.99)
Childs, Laura. Skeleton Letters ($7.99)
Connelly, Michael. The Drop ($9.99)
Gibson, William. Zero History ($9.99)
Haddam, Jane. Blood in the Water ($7.99)
Holt, Hazel. Mrs Malory and a Necessary End (Signet $7.99)
Laukkanen, Owen. Professionals ($9.99)
Muller, Marcia. City of Whispers ($7.99)
Preston, Douglas/Lincoln Child. Gideon’s Corpse ($7.99)
Rosenfelt, David. Heart of a Killer ($7.99)
Sandford, John. Shock Wave ($9.99)
OCTOBER TRADE PAPERBACK PICKS
Baldacci, David. The Innocent
Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Killing the Emperors A Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mystery
Horowitz, Anthony. House of Silk
Loan-Wilsey, Anna. A Lack of Temperance
Maitland, Barry. Chelsea Mansions
Malliet, GM. Wicked Autumn
Marklund, Liza. Last Will
Rock, Judith. Plague of Lies
Steinhauer, Olen. An American Spy
Winspear, Jacqueline. Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Woodrell, Daniel. Outlaw Album
OCTOBER STAFF PICKS
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book – Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award.
Kadrey, Richard. Devil Said Bang Signed -Find out what Richard Stark is up to now in this new Sandman Slim novel..
King, Stephen. The Shining – Stephen King is in the works with a sequel featuring Danny Torrance. Should be out next year!
Thomas, Ryan C. The Undead World of OZ – In celebration of Halloween, why not pick up a copy of the Undead World of OZ… Like the classic tale of The Wizard of OZ but with zombies, OH MY!
Alexander, Tasha. Death in the Floating City Signed
Burke, Declan/Connolly, John, eds. Books to Die For
Casey, Donis A. The Wrong Hill to Die On Signed
Delany, Vicki. More Than Sorrow
Dobson, Joanne/Bev Myers. Face of the Enemy
Doss, James D. Old Gray Wolf
Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Killing the Emperors
Engelmann, Karen. Stockholm Octavo Signed
Fforde, Jasper. The Woman Who Died a Lot
Malliet, G M. Fatal Winter
McIntosh, Pat. The Fourth Crow
Morton, Kate. he Secret Keeper Signed
Mosse, Kate. Citadel Signed
Nicholas, Douglas. Something Red Signed
Rimington, Stella. The Geneva Trap
Robotham, Michael. Say You’re Sorry Signed
Sandford, John. Mad River Signed
Sears, Michael. Black Fridays Signed
Schwalbe, Will. The End of Your Life Book Club
Wortham, Reavis. Burrows: A Red River Mystery Signed
Burke, Alafair. Never Tell Signed. NY detective Ellie Hatcher is called to the scene of a suicide but the victim’s mother is sure it’s murder.
Harris, Charlaine. Deadlocked Signed- It’s Sookie’s fairy relatives who dominate the book. More about Bill and Eric, please.
Jones, Darynda. Second Grave on the Left - It’s tough balancing being a PI AND being the Grim Reaper, as Charlotte (Charley) Davidson discovers. First book in the series.
Moriarty, Laura. The Chaperone – Literary fiction features silent film star Louise Brooks first trip to NY as a fifteen year old and the woman who must chaperone the wild child.
Boyle, TC. San Miguel Signed
Cornwell, Bernard. 1356 Signed
DeMille, Nelson. Panther Signed
Robotham, Michael. Say You’re Sorry
Sandford, John. Mad River Signed
Sandford, John. Mad River Signed
Tracy, P.J. Off the Grid
Chabon, Michael. Telegraph Ave Signed - It’s been a while since I read Gentlemen of the Road and Clay, so I was really excited when Telegraph Avenue was released. To be real honest, I just tucked myself into this book after reading NW, the Pack and The Other Woman but I’m already finding myself back into a comfortable and familiar setting of Chabon’s writing. Chabon brings us the story of two closely knit families- the two husbands owner of a Vinyl record store and the wives are local mid-wives. When a big box store comes to town it will upset the lives of this local hippish community- changing, straining and testing the relationships of these families as well as testing the fabric of what makes a community.
Ryan, Hank Phillippi. The Other Woman Signed – Hank Phillippi Ryan has produced an engaging and exciting modern political thriller with The Other Woman. When Jane Ryland refuses to give up the identity of one of her sources, she loses in a court case costing her news station a million dollars and her career. By luck, an old friend picks her up to be a reporter for the local newspaper and puts her on an assignment to find a local politician’s absent wife. Little does Jane realize that this path will throw her into a dangerous path- possibly into the path of a serial killer. Ryan keeps the tension high with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader reading to the last pages.
Smith, Zadie. NW Signed. – Zadie Smith has been one of my favorite writers since her debut, White Teeth several years back. Within NW, Smith brings her readers to North West London, following the lives of four young adults, carving a life outside and within their much loved and hated section of London. Smith is never an easy read- her writing has a poetic cadence- with every word and sentence having meaning. However, every time I read a Smith novel, her sense of language and story becomes a grand adventure. Truly worth reading!
Starr, Jason. The Pack. – Starr’s novel, The Pack, is an intriguing approach to the modern werewolf novel. Simon Burns has had a rough month after losing his job within a prestigious New York advertisement firm; he’s become adrift- essentially losing his identity after loosing his job. Burns life changes when he meets a group of other stay at home dads and quickly becomes part of the group. After one night of heavy drinking Burns wakes up naked and bloody in the New Jersey woods not far from the home of his ex-boss- murdered by a wolf in the middle of the night.
Sullivan, Mark. Rogue Signed
Butler, Robert Olen. The Hot Country Signed
Cain, James M. The Cocktail Waitress
Lehane, Dennis. Live By Night Signed
Moehringer, J.R. Sutton Signed
Phillips, Gary. The Warlord of Willow Ridge
Edwards, Ruth Dudley Killing the Emperors, A Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mystery
Higashino, Keigo. Salvation of a Saint
Casey, Donis. Wrong Hill To Die On Signed. – Alafair and her husband bring one of their young daughters here to Phoenix in hopes of helping her health. I love the Alafair Tucker mysteries and having this one set in early Phoenix was very cool.
Child, Lee.Wanted Man Signed (US $29 / UK $43) – I had this as a pick last month but it is good enough to merit another mention.
Connolly, John & Declan Burke. Books To Die For
Nesbo, Jo. Phantom Signed. Nesbo is my favorite of the current wave of Scandanavian writers. His Harry Hole books are intense and heartbreaking and this newest installment does not disappoint. We are also expecting “Bat” which is the true 1st Harry Hole book.
Fforde, Jasper. Last Dragonslayer. A very charming book for younger readers.
Queenan, Joe. One For the Books.
Robotham, Michael. Say You’re Sorry Signed.