The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in October 2010. Please note that some titles may publish early (and may already be available) and some may be delayed, published at a later date.
Below we're listing those authors with returning series characters, new series characters, and non-series or stand-alone mysteries in separate sections. All titles are available on our October new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on October 1st).
• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in parentheses) this month:
Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily Ashton, 5th), Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain (Jessica Fletcher, Murder, She Wrote, 34th), Sandra Balzo (Maggy Thorsen, 6th), M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, 21st), Alison Bruce (Gary Goodhew, 2nd), Stephen J. Cannell (Shane Scully, 10th), JoAnna Carl (Lee McKinney. 10th), Kathryn Casey (Sarah Armstrong, 3rd), Joanna Challis (Daphne Du Maurier, 2nd), Lee Child (Jack Reacher, 15th), Laura Childs (Carmela Bertrand, 8th), Reed Farrel Coleman (Moe Prager, 6th), Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch, 16th), Darwyn Cooke (Parker Graphic, 2nd), Elizabeth Darrell (Max Rydal, 6th), Mark de Castrique (Barry Clayton, 5th), Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Strain Trilogy, 2nd), Margaret Duffy (Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley, 14th), Mary Anna Evans (Faye Longchamp, 6th), Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier, and Laura Levine (Christmas Novellas, 2nd), Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp, 11th), Jeanne Glidewell (Lexie Starr, 2nd), J. G. Goodhind (Honey Driver, 6th), Robert Greer (C. J. Floyd, 8th), Elizabeth Gunn (Sarah Burke, 3rd), David Handler (Berger and Mitry, 7th), Carolyn Hart (Bailey Ruth Raeburn, 3rd), Judith K. Ivie (Kate Lawrence, 4th), Alan Jacobson (Karen Vail, 3rd), Iris Johansen (Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, 11th), John Lawton (Frederick Troy, 7th), Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone (28th), Reggie Nadelson (Artie Cohen, 9th), Robert B. Parker (Spenser, 38th), Anne Perry (Christmas Novella, 8th), Greg Rucka (Queen & Country, 3rd), Fay Sampson (Suzie Fewings, 3rd), Alexander McCall Smith (Isabel Dalhousie, 7th), Sally Spencer (Sam Blackstone, 8th), Marcia Talley (Hannah Ives, 9th), Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma, 20th), Peggy Webb (Southern Cousins, 3rd), Jeri Westerson (Crispin Guest, Medieval Noir, 3rd), Leslie Wheeler (Miranda Lewis, 3rd), F. Paul Wilson (Repairman Jack, 13th), Anthony E. Zuiker and Duane Swierczynski (Steve Dark, 2nd).
• Authors with mysteries introducing new series characters (in parentheses) this month:
• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:
Marianne Ackerman, Steve Alten and John Toledo, D. C. Brod, Liza Campbell, John Le Carre, Alan M. Dershowitz, Bruce DeSilva, Myla Goldberg, Ed Gorman, John Grisham, Paul Grossman, Patricia Gussin, Russ Hall, Kenneth Harmon, Payne Harrison, Seth Harwood, William Heffernan, Jay Scully et al., Weyman Jones, Raymond Khoury, Elmore Leonard, Allison Leotta, Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin, D. E. Meredith, Pamela Oldfield, Theodore W. Pietsch, Todd Ritter, Joel C. Rosenberg, Jon Stock, Caspar Walsh.
For more information on any of these titles, please visit the October new mysteries page on our website. If you're interested in new paperbacks, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where you can discover a library of new mysteries, also updated with October 2010 releases.
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