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October’s hottest new releases 2016

Don your knitwear and grab yourself a pumpkin-spiced latte, because it’s official – autumn is here.

As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the evenings get darker, we can’t help but feel a flicker of excitement at the prospect of cosy nights in with a good book. And there’s a huge selection of fantastic new releases to choose from this month – including exciting new thrillers from Patricia Cornwell and Martina Cole, a new Blake & Avery novel and a gripping first-hand account of MI5’s battle against terror.

Which books will you be curling up with?

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Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves – 6th October
Fans of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series are in for a treat this month as the seventh mystery in the series publishes this month. It’s the thirtieth book Ann’s written in thirty years and we think they just get better and better. In Cold Earth she manages to convey the damp and claustrophobic Shetland countryside perfectly, forcing readers to become completely invested in the action.

Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus – 6th October
Soldier Spy tells the shocking, explosive true story of an ex-soldier turned MI5 agent, charged with the prevention of terrorist attacks on the streets of the UK in the wake of the 7/7 bombings. Equal parts terrifying and fascinating, this is an incredible, eye-opening book that we can’t recommend enough.

Betrayal by Martina Cole – 20th October
Martina Cole continues to provide us with addictive stories of powerful families and the politics within them, and Betrayal is no different. Filled with Cole’s signature tense scenes and a strong and cunning female lead in Jane Dixon, we just couldn’t get enough of this gripping, gritty thriller!

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Chaos by Patricia Cornwell – 20th October
Patricia Cornwell’s newest Dr. Kay Scarpetta offering has a fiendishly intriguing premise – a woman is killed while riding her bike on a cloudless evening, seemingly by a bolt of lightning. As the investigation into her death begins to cause a public frenzy, Scarpetta has to get to the bottom of the death.

The Whistler by John Grisham – 25th October
John Grisham’s name has become synonymous with the modern legal thriller, and he continues to prove why in The Whistler. Greg Myers, a previously disbarred lawyer, is on a mission to take down a corrupt judge who has stolen more money than any other in US history – and who just might prove to be deadly.

The Devil’s Feast by MJ Carter – 27th October
The Devil’s Feast is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery and the third in MJ Carter’s brilliant Blake and Avery series. Delve in for vivid portrayals of Victorian life, a brilliant plot and the exploits of one of our favourite new detective duos as they try and get to the bottom of a murder in a high profile gentlemen’s club.

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Never Alone by Elizabeth Haynes – 6th October
Elizabeth Haynes’ new psychological thriller, Never Alone, is an outstanding, suspenseful and deliciously tense novel that you won’t be able to put down. Crafting her characters and setting impeccably, we couldn’t help but get drawn into this one and finish it in a flash. A highly recommended read.

Cold Blood by Andy McNab – 20th October
Cold Blood is the eighteenth instalment in Andy McNab’s Nick Stone series, and it delivers all of the action and high octane thrills that McNab fans have come to know and love. The chilly setting and sinister story make this the perfect book to pick up as the nights get colder.

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz – 6th October
In The Magpie Murders, Horowitz pays homage to the Golden Age of crime, bringing it up to date with a fiendish modern-day twist. Telling the story of a editor who finds a tale of deception and greed hidden within the pages of a classic crime novel, we absolutely adored this deliciously twisting tale.

The pick of the paperbacks

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