October’s hottest new releases 2015
This month, we have a very exciting selection of new releases to share with you all.
Dark Corners, Ruth Rendell’s last ever book, will be published, and there’s a new Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith novel hitting the shelves too.
So please, waste no more time – sit back and get reading!
October’s New Releases
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith – 20th October
Galbraith is back with the fiendishly clever Career of Evil, the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series. Here, we find Strike faced with a malicious killer who is determined to intimidate him and his assistant, Robin Ellacott. A thrilling ride of twists and turns, this is also an exploration of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. Highly recommended.
Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell – 22nd October
Cornwell is an illustrious writer, but here at Dead Good we think this may be her most action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled offering yet. From the moment Scarpetta receives an emergency alert on her phone linking to some old video footage, the pace does not let up until the very end of the novel. We’re desperate for the next instalment already.
Detonator by Andy McNab – 22nd October
Nick Stone is steeped in grief and about to begin what he believes is a run-of-the-mill close-protection task – but for those familiar with McNab’s writing, we know this isn’t going to last for long. Stone is propelled into his most dangerous mission yet in this high-octane thriller, showing us the strength that lies in a man pushed to his absolute limit.
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell – 22nd October
<Dark Corners is Rendell’s final novel, and true to form it is a tour-de-force of obsession, deception and mistrust. This tale of one man’s decent into darkness when confronted with a foe that he cannot defeat is unforgettable. We cannot praise this novel enough.
Dictator by Robert Harris – 8th October
Dictator is the third and final instalment in Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy. Set in ancient Rome, Harris weaves a tale of political deception and murder that would not be out of place in the modern day. It’s the perfect read for lovers of political thrillers and historical fiction alike.
Get Even by Martina Cole – 20th October
Get Even is the tale of a scorned widow on a mission to get revenge on the people who murdered her husband and childhood sweetheart twenty years earlier. A delicious tale of retribution, Cole subverts the image of the grieving widow to give us a gripping thriller with larger than life characters. Revenge will be sweet, indeed…
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham – 20th October
In Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham introduces us to one of his most outrageous and colourful characters yet. Sebastian Rudd is not a typical lawyer: he works from a van and has no partners or firm. Most importantly, he takes on cases that no other lawyer will touch – from tattooed teens to crime lords. Grisham creates a cast of amazing characters in this absolute romp of a read.
The House on Cold Hill by Peter James – 8th October
Peter James steps out of his comfort zone with this chilling ghost story, but you wouldn’t be able to guess it. His easy style of writing and utterly flawless way of commanding your attention in each scene mean that this novel exceeds the realm of a traditional ghost story to something truly terrifying. Haunting and atmospheric – we advise reading this with the lights on and the curtains firmly drawn!
Dark As My Heart by Antti Tuomainen – 1st October
Dark As My Heart is the tale of a son in pursuit of justice and revenge. After losing his mother at thirteen Aleksi becomes convinced that the crime was the fault of a local billionaire. However, when the police refuse to believe him, he decides to take matters into his own hands. A story of love and obsession coupled with the bleak setting of the Finnish countryside – we’re sold.
The Crossing by Michael Connelly – 22nd October
In The Crossing, Harry Bosch is in a position we never thought we’d see – working with the defence on a case against the LAPD convicting a suspected killer. Connelly wretches one of our favourite (ex) LAPD detectives out of his comfort zone to bring us a tale that brings us out of ours and prompts questions of justice, morality, and guilt.
The Survivor by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills – 6th October
This highly anticipated addition to the Mitch Rapp series sees Kyle Mills take over from the series creator Vince Flynn. Fans can rest assured that the franchise is in good hands with Mills, as this novel undoubtedly reveals. Mills uses Flynn’s characters in a way that is faithful to the previous books, while bringing something new to them as well.
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries ed. Martin Edwards – 1st October
Us, excited for Christmas already? How could you tell… Here at Dead Good, one of our favourite things to do at Christmas is indulge in a good mystery by the fire, and this delightful collection of short stories from the Golden Age of mystery is perfect for doing just that. Maybe we’re jumping the gun on this one, but this will definitely be making an appearance on our Christmas lists!
The pick of the paperbacks
These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.