Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: November 2016

#1

The Human Flies (K2 01)
Hans Olav, Lahlum
This has been out, for ages – but with the release of the new one, Chameleon People – we’ve been selling lots of this fantastic homage to the Golden Age mystery again.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

#2

Magpie Murders
Horowitz, Anthony
This is a meta-novel, about a bestselling crime writer, Alan Conway, who dies shortly after delivering – to his publisher – the latest mystery to feature his German detective Atticus Pünd… minus the crucial last chapters. The contemporary crime – investigated by the dead author’s editor – is beautifully executed; and the manuscript within the novel is compellingly reminiscent of those Golden Age English village mysteries (Christie, in particular)… Leanne thought it wonderful, and great fun!
Mystery | TP | $32.99

#3

Death at the Seaside (Kate Shackleton mysteries 08)
Brody, Frances
Imagine Miss Marple, in her youth…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

#4

A Likely Story (Library Lover’s mysteries 06)
McKinlay, Jenn
Classic, cosy mysteries featuring a small-town librarian – who also solves crimes…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

#5

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d (Flavia de Luce 09)
Bradley, Alan
What might be, if one of the younger Mitford sisters had got involved in solving murders – quite a lot!
Mystery | HC | $29.99

#6

Signal Loss (Peninsula Crimes series 07)
Disher, Garry
Latest from Disher, one of the icons of Australian crime and mystery fiction.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

#7

Mary Russell’s War and Other Stories of Suspense (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes)
King, Laurie R
Nine short stories – seven of which have never previously been available in print; and one brand-new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery – available together for the first time. Leanne adores LRK’s gorgeous, literate and lucid writing; and thinks she is one of the best, of the many Holmesian pasticheurs going. This fills some of the gaps in the Mary Russell novels; and includes, among the stories, the lead up to the accident which killed Mary’s family; and the story of Russell and Holmes’ wedding.
Sherlockiana (story collection) | TP | $31.95

#8

The Language of the Dead (World War II mysteries 01)
Kelly, Stephen
Do a killer’s motivations lie in the murky regions of the occult? Find out! Also: The Blitz! And Nazis!
Mystery | PBK | $22.95

#09

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Bosch series)
Connelly, Michael
Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone – who may never have existed… Still fresh and fantastic, some 21 books down the track…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

#10

Ghostman
Roger, Hobbs
Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent – and thoroughly addictive.
Thriller | PBK | $15.99