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.
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.
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.
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
The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott (Oct.
The Other Wife by Michael Robotham