Sunday, September 30, 2018

October New Releases: Fall Serves up a Bounty

It seems to me that this whole year has been one month of plenty after another in new book releases.  October continues to follow that pattern and then some.  In a perfect world, I would be a faster reader and time would slow down when I read to help me conquer the impossible TBR pile from the previous months of 2018 and now October.  But, as usual I will have to pick out some to read now and others to go on the hopeful list of future reads.  Of course, just look at what I have to choose from.  It will be a win for me whatever books I read.  I have already read November Road by Lou Berney and Go to My Grave by Catriona McPherson, and I urge you to put those on your must-read list.  They are special books that don't come along every day.  I have also read The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths, and this fourth book in her Stephens and Mephisto/Magic Men series is spectacular.  I was a long-time fan of Griffiths' Ruth Galloway when when she started writing the Magic Men series, and I am thrilled with the new series.   So, here is a list of some of the amazing October new releases followed by a few pics of some of my favorite covers this month.  I accidentally slipped in a picture of a late September release, The Transcription by Kate Atkinson, but I'm letting it stand, as I haven't yet read it.

October 2018

River Bodies by Karen Katchur (Oct. 1st)

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Oct. 2nd)

Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs, with Terrie Farley Moran (Oct. 2nd)

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie Klinger and Otto Penzler (Oct. 2nd)

The Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin) by M.C. Beaton (Oct. 2nd)

The Hollow of Fear (The Lady Sherlock series) by Sherry Thomas (Oct. 2nd)

The Vanishing Box (Stephens and Mephisto #4) by Elly Griffiths (Oct. 9th)

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Oct. 9th)

November Road by Lou Berney (Oct. 9th)

Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (Oct. 9th)

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Oct. 9th)

The Witch Elm (a standalone) by Tana French (Oct. 9th)

Wrecked (IQ #3) by Joe Ide (Oct. 9th)

The Hour of Death (Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn #2) by Jane Willan (Oct. 9th)

Mardi Gras Murder (Cajun Country #4) by Ellen Byron (Oct. 9th)

The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton (Oct. 16th)

The Betel Nut Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu (Oct. 16th, Print/Paperback Edition)

Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski #21) (Oct. 16th)

Go to My Grave by Catriona McPherson (Oct. 23rd)

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott (Oct. 23rd)

The Other Wife by Michael Robotham (Oct. 30th)




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bouchercon 2018: Every Picture Tells a Story

Here are the photos from Bouchercon 2018, which tell my story better than my words can, from the first people I saw there, Ayo and Abi, to my first panel at Bouchercon, to wonderful dinners and lunches, to meeting people I had only talked to online.  Major thanks, as always, to John Bychowski for so many of these amazing photos.  It seems I didn't take as many photos this year.  And, since John has posted panel pictures that are the best, I didn't post any of my unclear ones.  And, please excuse the messy way the pictures are posted.  EBlogger got rather crazy and did some strange things with my original arrangements. 

Arrival Day


Running into Friends, Old and New


Wednesday Night Dinner


Some Special Award Winners

My First Bouchercon Panel