Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: October 2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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