Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: October 2016

#1

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d (Flavia de Luce 09)
Bradley, Alan
The delightful Miss De Luce returns to Buckshaw Village, and another perplexing mystery. The fun, fabulous, faded-fortune De Luce family and friends are a constant source of joy…
Mystery | HC | $29.99

#2

Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs 12)
Jacqueline, Winspear
Twenties/thirties mysteries featuring a pro-am sleuth. Not as frivolous as Phryne – but just as appealing.
Mystery | PB | $24.99

#3

Ghostman
Roger, Hobbs
A great, hardboiled debut, full of action and intrigue. ‘Read it immediately!’ – Lee Child… and Ron and Iain, also. This is great! Recommending it, hither and yon – and everyone’s coming back, to get the sequel (Vanishing Games, PBK, $22.99)…
Thriller | PBK | $15.99

#4

The Herald of Hell (Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan 15)
Paul, Doherty
Could Doherty be any more prolific? He’s a history machine! So many fans among regular customers!
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95

#5

The Killing Kind
Chris, Holm
A hitman, who only kills other hitmen. Until the mob works out how to find him…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

#6

Slaughter Park (Belltree Trilogy 03)
Barry, Maitland
Aussie Maitland has been a UK bestseller for years, and his Belltree trilogy shows why the Poms love him so (tho’ he was born in Scotland – so, the lines of who gets ownership are a little blurred!)
Mystery | TP | $29.99

#7

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce 01)
Alan, Bradley
Eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia’s very first mystery. Sweet but never saccharine, this series is a real Pulp favourite (see #1 on the list!).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

#8

The Human Flies (K2 01)
Hans Olav, Lahlum
Because the fourth in the series has just arrived (Chameleon People, TP, $29.99) – we’re recommending everyone start at the beginning. Golden Age homage – excellent!
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

#09

Razor Girl
Carl, Hiaasen
Another madcap romp through Florida’s neon-lit underbelly from the incomparable Hiaasen.
Caper | TP | $32.99

#10

Seeds of Deception (Orchard Mysteries 10)
Sheila, Connolly
With a bitter police chief eyeing Meg’s father as a suspect, Meg and Seth have to cut their honeymoon short, to find the root of the problem. These charming, long-running, cosy series seem to sell themselves. :)
Mystery | PBK | $19.95