Bestsellers

These are the Pulp Fiction bestsellers for the month of April 2017. Other months’ bestsellers may be found on the Catalogues page.

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Bestsellers, Science Fiction & Fantasy: April 2017

#1

The Collapsing Empire (Flow 01)
Scalzi, John
Oh, yeah! Fantastic new space opera from one of the modern masters of the genre – classic stuff but with a very modern sensibility…
Space opera | PBK | $19.99

#2

The Goblin Emperor
Addison, Katherine
Yes, we know it came out a couple of years ago – but Ron has finally got around to reading it and is obsessed… and forcing copies upon anyone who will listen to him… (it’s very, very good!)
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

#3

Bound (Alex Verus 08)
Jacka, Benedict
Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark-mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches once more – and this time escape won’t be so easy… Latest in the terrific urban fantasy series.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

#4

Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace 01)
Moon, Elizabeth
Return to the fabulous universe of the Vatta’s War series, in this first instalment of a new trilogy.
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

#5

Convergence (Foreigner 18)
Cherryh, C J
The eighteenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner series – a ground-breaking tale of first contact… and its consequences.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

#6

Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder 01)
McClellan, Brian
Set in the same world as the Powder Mage trilogy. Beau says this is better than the first three – as McClellan opens up his world.
Flintlock fantasy | PBK | $19.99

#7

Norse Mythology
Gaiman, Neil
Are people really that interested in Norse gods and folklore? Nah. It’s the Gaiman factor! Selling buckets.
Fantasy/mythology | TP | $27.99

#8

New York 2140
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Every street becomes a canal – and every skyscraper an island – but the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been – though changed forever…
Science fiction | TP | $29.99

#09

Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela
Fabulous paranormal mystery… set here, in Brisbane (or, as Angela would have it: Brisneyland) – how could we not recommend this, above all else? Oh – and the sequel – Corpselight (TP, $32.99) – is out in July – and we’re launching it… watch this space!
Urban fantasy | TP | $32.99

#10

The Waking Fire (Draconis Memoria 01)
Ryan, Anthony
Really intricate, cool, new fantasy series – or is it? Will it do a Pern and turn out to be lost high-tech rather than fantasy? Unsure – but either way – what a ride!
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

 

Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: April 2017

#1

Prussian Blue (Bernie Gunther 12)
Kerr, Philip
Superb new Bernie Gunther novel – picks up in France in the mid-fifties, where his previous outing: The Other Side of Silence leaves off. The plot thickens when echoes of a much earlier case from the mid-thirties comes back to haunt Bernie. With added Stasi…!
Noir | TP | $32.99

#2

Dregs (William Wisting 01)
Horst, Jorn Lier
Not so much Scandi-Noir, as a police procedural. Great characters – and a functional, realistic cop (who bucks the trend and isn’t an alcoholic – reformed, or otherwise!) A second instalment in the series, Closed for Winter, is now available (PBK, $19.99), too.
Mystery | PBK | $9.99

#3

The Earthly Remains (Commissario Guido Brunetti 26)
Leon, Donna
Latest in the Brunetti mysteries – feels like you’re breathing Venetian air! And much less hassle – no tourist crowds, much less expensive. Wonderful.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

#4

Blood Orange (China Bayles 24)
Albert, Susan Wittig
Twenty-four and counting! Seriously-popular cosy mystery series (how does she do it?).
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

#5

The Death of Kings (John Madden 05)
Airth, Rennie
Latest Airth – this one set in the late 1940s. Very Golden Age-ish, reminding Ron of a Ngaio Marsh – which is a very good thing!
Mystery | TP | $29.99

#6

A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker 15)
Connolly, John
Another one of those stalwarts who manages to deliver the goods, time after time – without ever appearing stale or tired. Huzzah!
Thriller | TP | $32.99

#7

Arrowood
Finlay, Mick
London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood. 1895: In a dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele, and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood – self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard, and private investigator. Leanne (a long-time fan of the Holmes canon) really enjoyed this – and thought that the eleven-year-old Ned (almost an ‘Irregular’) was nearly the best part!
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

#8

The Conjure-Man Dies: A Harlem Mystery (Collins’ Crime Detective Club)
Fisher, Rudolph
A mystery tale of ‘Dark Harlem’ – from 1932. Latest in the Collins Detective Club classic reissues, this is the first known mystery novel written by an African-American.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

#09

The Dry
Harper, Jane
‘Packed with sneaky moves and teasing possibilities that keep the reader guessing, The Dry is a breathless page-turner.’ – Janet Maslin, The New York Times. This new Oz crime writer has been receiving awards and accolades, the world over! Now in paperback!
Mystery | PBK | $16.99

#10

Steps to the Gallows (Bow Street Rivals 02)
Marston, Edward
Regency London. A new newspaper is causing a sensation by publishing the intimate details of high-society scandals. When the editor is then brutally murdered – and the printing presses smashed to bits! – the invisible detectives are called in to investigate…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99