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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

October 2023


Sisters Under the Rising Sun by Heather Morris - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250320551 | Published October 24, 2023

Sister Nesta James, a Welsh Australian nurse, has enlisted to tend to Allied troops. But as Singapore falls to the Japanese she joins the terrified cargo of people, including the heartbroken Norah, crammed aboard the Vyner Brooke merchant ship. Only two days later, they are bombarded from the air and the Vyner Brooke lies broken on the seabed. After surviving a brutal 24 hours in the sea, Nesta and Norah are captured and held in a POW camp. Sisters in arms, Norah and Nesta fight side by side every day, helping whoever they can, and discovering in themselves and each other extraordinary reserves of courage, resourcefulness and determination.

Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance

Del Rey | 9780525619994 | Published October 24, 2023

In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, Kel is an orphan, stolen from the life he knew to become the Sword Catcher --- the body double of a royal heir, Prince Conor Aurelian. Kel knows that his destiny is to die for Conor. Lin Caster is one of the Ashkar, a small community whose members still possess magical abilities. After a failed assassination attempt brings Lin and Kel together, they are drawn into the web of the Ragpicker King, the criminal ruler of Castellane’s underworld. He offers them each what they want most; but as they descend into his world, they discover a conspiracy of corruption. They must ask themselves: Is knowledge worth the price of betrayal? Can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war --- and the world into chaos?

The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781668035887 | Published October 24, 2023

The Christmas season has arrived in Lower Lockwood, and the Fairway Players are busy rehearsing their festive holiday production of Jack and the Beanstalk to raise money for a new church roof. But despite the season, goodwill is distinctly lacking among the amateur theater enthusiasts with petty rivalries, a possibly asbestos-filled beanstalk, and some perennially absent players behind the scenes. Of course, there’s also the matter of the dead body onstage. Who could possibly have had the victim on their naughty list? Join lawyers Femi and Charlotte as they investigate Christmas letters, examine emails, and pore over police transcripts to identify both the victim and killer before the curtain closes on their holiday production --- for good.

The Secret by Lee Child and Andrew Child - Fiction, Military, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9781984818584 | Published October 24, 2023

1992. All across the United States respectable, upstanding citizens are showing up dead. These deaths could be accidents, and they don’t appear to be connected --- until a fatal fall from a high-floor window attracts some unexpected attention. That attention comes from the secretary of defense. All of a sudden he wants an interagency task force to investigate. And he wants Jack Reacher as the army’s representative. If Reacher gets a result, great. If not, he’s a convenient fall guy. But office politics isn’t Reacher’s thing. Three questions quickly emerge: Who’s with him, who’s against him and will the justice he dispenses be the official kind...or his own kind?

West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9780593537572 | Published October 24, 2023

An isolated hunt club. A raging storm. Three corpses, discovered within four days. A cast of monied, scheming, unfaithful characters. When private detective Adam McAnnis joins an old college friend for the Bicentennial weekend at the exclusive West Heart club in upstate New York, he finds himself among a set of not-entirely-friendly strangers. Then the body of one of the members is found at the lake’s edge; hours later, a major storm hits. By the time power is restored on Sunday, two more people will be dead...

Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond by Henry Winkler - Memoir, Nonfiction

Celadon Books | 9781250888099 | Published October 31, 2023

Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as “The Fonz” in the beloved "Happy Days," has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he would be the first to tell you that it’s simply not the case, he’s really just grateful to be here), Henry shares in this achingly vulnerable memoir the disheartening truth of his childhood, the difficulties of a life with severe dyslexia, the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own, and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you.

Dirty Thirty: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich - Fiction, Mystery

Atria Books | 9781668003091 | Published October 31, 2023

Stephanie Plum, Trenton’s hardest working, most underappreciated bounty hunter, is offered a freelance assignment that seems simple enough. Local jeweler Martin Rabner wants her to locate his former security guard, Andy Manley (a.k.a. Nutsy), who he is convinced stole a fortune in diamonds out of his safe. Stephanie is also looking for another troubled man, Duncan Dugan, a fugitive from justice arrested for robbing the same jewelry store on the same day. An overnight stakeout with Stephanie’s mother and Grandma Mazur reveals three generations of women with nerves of steel and driving skills worthy of NASCAR champions. As the body count rises and witnesses start to disappear, it won’t be easy for Stephanie to keep herself clean when everyone else is playing dirty.

Edith Holler by Edward Carey - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593188903 | Published October 31, 2023

In 1901 Norwich, bright and inquisitive young Edith Holler spends her days among the boisterous denizens of the Holler Theatre, warned by her domineering father that the playhouse will literally tumble down if she should ever leave its confines. Fascinated by tales of the city she knows only from afar, she decides to write a play of her own: a stage adaptation of the legend of Mawther Meg, a vicious figure said to have used the blood of countless children to make the local delicacy known as Beetle Spread. But when her father suddenly announces his engagement to a peculiar, imposing woman named Margaret Unthank, heir to the actual Beetle Spread fortune, Edith scrambles to protect her father, the theater, and her play---the one thing that’s truly hers---from the newcomer’s sinister designs.

From a Far and Lovely Country by Alexander McCall Smith - Crime, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Pantheon | 9780593316993 | Published October 31, 2023

This latest installment of the beloved No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series finds Botswana's premier detective agency as busy as ever, with no shortage of sensitve situations requiring Mma Ramotswe's keen eye and discerning input. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe will demonstrate that there are solutions to all manner of difficulties, there to be discovered as long as one is led by kindness, grace and logic, and can rely on the wise counsel of close friends and loved ones. Sometimes, she reminds us, the best solutions to life's problems can be found with a bit of good humor, generosity of spirit and a steaming cup of red bush tea.

The House of Love and Death: A Cameron Winter Mystery by Andrew Klavan - Fiction, Mystery

Mysterious Press | 9781613164464 | Published October 31, 2023

Cameron Winter's background as a spy trained his mind and body for action, and his current role as an English professor gives him a sharp understanding of human nature. After reading a puzzling news story about a wealthy family killed in a small town in the Chicago suburbs, he can't resist the chance to apply his deductive power in the pursuit of justice for the victims. Three members of the family, along with their live-in nanny, were pulled from their burning mansion, already dead from gunshot wounds. The only survivor is a young boy whose memory of the event raises more questions than answers. The police seem happy to settle on a simple explanation and arrest the most obvious suspect---but Winter knows that obvious solutions are seldom the correct ones, and all too often hide a darker truth.

The Sun Sets in Singapore by Kehinde Fadipe - African American Interest, Drama, Fiction, Friendship, Romance

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538741498 | Published October 31, 2023

Dara, a workaholic lawyer from the UK, is on the brink of partnership at her firm. Uncomfortable around her colleagues, her insecurities intensify when Lani, a new hire from Geneva, is assigned to work on what should have been her career-making case. Amaka, a sharp-tongued banker from Nigeria, is in the midst of a painful family dispute. She’s doing her best to distract herself with a workplace romance --- and hiding a shopping addiction. An instant attraction to Lani jeopardizes her relationship and her last shred of stability. Lillian, a pianist from the US, is trying to stay in Singapore after her marriage comes to a messy end. A chance encounter with Lani, who is the spitting image of her late father, triggers a grief she’s spent a lifetime suppressing, leading to an obsession that imperils everything around her.

When I'm Dead: A Black Harbor Novel by Hannah Morrissey - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250872340 | Published October 31, 2023

On a bone-chilling October night, Medical Examiner Rowan Winthorp investigates the death of her daughter’s best friend. Hours later, the tragedy hits even closer to home when she makes a devastating discovery --- her daughter, Chloe, is gone. But, not without a trace. A morbid mosaic of clues forces Rowan and her husband to question how deeply they really knew their daughter. As they work closely to peel back the layers of this case, they begin to unearth disturbing details about Chloe and her secret transgressions…details that threaten to tear them apart. Amidst the noise of navigating her newfound grief and reconciling the sins of her past, an undeniable fact rings true for Rowan: karma has finally come to collect.


A History of Fear by Luke Dumas - Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Washington Square Press | 9781982199036 | Published October 3, 2023

Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil’s Advocate. The 25-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate, Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it. When Hale is found hanged in his prison cell, officers uncover a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question that’s haunted the nation for years: Was Hale a lunatic, or had he been telling the truth all along?

A Restless Truth by Freya Marske - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tordotcom | 9781250831897 | Published October 3, 2023

Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She expected plenty of it when she volunteered to serve as an old lady’s companion on an ocean liner, in order to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy that began generations ago. What she didn’t expect was for the old lady in question to turn up dead on the first day of the voyage. Now she has to deal with a dead body, a disrespectful parrot, and the lovely, dangerously outrageous Violet Debenham, who’s also returning home to England. Violet is everything that Maud has been trained to distrust yet can’t help but desire: a magician, an actress and a magnet for scandal.

A Winter in New York by Josie Silver - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

Dell | 9780593722862 | Published October 3, 2023

Iris moves to New York to restart her life. While at a famous autumn street fair in Little Italy, a little family-run gelateria catches her eye. Could it be the same shop that’s in an old photo of her mother’s? Iris returns the next day and meets the handsome Gio, who tells her that the shop is in danger of closing. His uncle, the sole keeper of their family’s gelato recipe, is recovering from a stroke and can no longer remember it. When Iris samples the last remaining batch, she realizes that their gelato and her gelato are one and the same. She offers her services as a chef to help them re-create the flavor and finds herself falling for Gio and his family. But when Gio’s uncle finally wakes up, all of the secrets Iris has been keeping threaten to ruin the new life --- and new love --- she’s been building all winter long.

Across the Sand by Hugh Howey - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780063286986 | Published October 3, 2023

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes, a land of howling wind and infernal sand. In this barren home, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. They live in the shadow of their father and oldest sister, Vic, two of the greatest sand divers ever to comb the desert’s depths. But these branches of their family tree are long gone, leaving the younger siblings scratching in the dust, hopeful for a better life. On the other side of No Man’s Land, Anya was born beside the abundant mines knowing her prospects would be to marry, have a family and work in ore. But when an atomic bomb delivered by a stranger destroys most of her town, she follows her father to a strange land of dunes to bring vengeance to their enemies.

Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Soho Press | 9781641295321 | Published October 3, 2023

At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the “black and white store,” peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She, too, is seeking rebirth. She’s about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery Aesthetica™, a procedure that will reverse all her past plastic surgery procedures, hopefully returning her to a truer self. Provided she survives the knife. But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces when she is asked to participate in the public takedown of her former manager/boyfriend, who has rebranded himself as a paragon of “woke” masculinity in the post-#MeToo world. With the hours ticking down to her surgery, she must confront the ugly truth about her experiences on and off the Instagram grid.

Billie Starr's Book of Sorries by Deborah E. Kennedy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250138453 | Published October 3, 2023

In a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business, down-on-her-luck single mother Jenny Newberg is on a first-name basis with the debt collector at the bank, who is moving toward foreclosure. She is constantly apologizing to her precocious young daughter, Billie Starr, who is filling a book with her mother’s sorries. Then a pair of strangers in black suits offers her a hefty check to seduce someone known as the Candidate. But nothing ever goes as Jenny plans, and she is swept into the Candidate’s orbit. Surrounded by a wide universe of new ideas, she realizes how constrained her life has been by the expectations of everyone around her, and she starts to see how much more she might be capable of.

Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueroa - Fiction

Catapult | 9781646221219 | Published October 3, 2023

In the tourist town of Ciudad de Tres Hermanas, in the aftermath of their mother's passing, two siblings spend a final weekend together in their childhood home. Seeing her brother, Rafa, careening toward a place of no return, Rufina devises a bet: If they can make enough money performing for privileged tourists in the plaza over the course of the weekend to afford a plane ticket out, Rafa must commit to living. If not, Rufina will make her peace with Rafa's own plan for the future, however terrifying it may be. As the siblings reckon with generational and ancestral trauma, set against the indignities of present-day prejudice, other strange hauntings begin to stalk these pages.

Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain by Charles Leerhsen - Biography, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781982140458 | Published October 3, 2023

Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide in June 2018 shocked people around the world. Bourdain seemed to have it all: an irresistible personality, a dream job, a beautiful family and international fame. The reality, though, was more complicated than it seemed. Bourdain became a celebrity with his bestselling book, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL. He parlayed it into a series of hit television shows, including Food Network’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and CNN’s “Parts Unknown.” But his charisma belied a troubled spirit. DOWN AND OUT IN PARADISE is the first book to tell the true and full Bourdain story, relating the highs and lows of an extraordinary life.

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories introduced and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger - Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Scribner | 9781501111204 | Published October 3, 2023

From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M. R. James to Neil Gaiman, H.H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, GHOSTLY spans the whole history of the ghost story genre from gothic horror to the modern era. Each story is introduced by Niffenegger, with short original commentary and background on why she chose to include it. Also included is her own story, “A Secret Life with Cats.”

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250825162 | Published October 3, 2023

Isobel Gamble is a young seamstress carrying generations of secrets when she sets sail from Scotland in the early 1800s with her husband, Edward. An apothecary who has fallen under the spell of opium, his pile of debts have forced them to flee Glasgow for a fresh start in the New World. But only days after they've arrived in Salem, Edward abruptly joins a departing ship as a medic --- leaving Isobel penniless and alone in a strange country. When she meets a young Nathaniel Hawthorne, the two are instantly drawn to each other. As the weeks pass and Edward's safe return grows increasingly unlikely, Nathaniel and Isobel grow closer and closer. Together, they are a muse and a dark storyteller; the enchanter and the enchanted. But which is which?

Murder on the Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781728284415 | Published October 3, 2023

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train from London to the Highlands derails, along with the festive plans of its travelers. With the train buried in snow in the middle of nowhere, the passengers have only each other, and not all of them will reach their holiday celebrations. As a killer tries to pick passengers off one by one, former Met Detective Roz Parker can't resist one last investigation, but murder in a locked room is a formidable puzzle for even the most seasoned investigator. As accusations begin to fly, the group of travelers fractures and unexpected alliances form. Can Roz find the culprit before anyone else is lost?

Ocean's Echo by Everina Maxwell - Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera

Bramble | 9781250758873 | Published October 3, 2023

Rich socialite, inveterate flirt and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Tennal, like all neuromodified “readers,” is a security threat on his own. But when controlled, readers are a rare asset. Not only can they read minds, they can navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe. Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier, principled leader and the son of a notorious traitor general. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. Like all other neuromodified “architects,” he can impose his will onto others, and he’s under orders to control Tennal by merging their minds.

One Last Kill by Robert Dugoni - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781662500213 | Published October 3, 2023

Tracy Crosswhite is reopening the investigation into Seattle’s Route 99 serial killer. After 13 victims, he stopped hunting and the trail went cold, stirring public outrage. Now, nearly three decades after his first kill, Tracy is expected to finally bring closure to the victims’ families and redeem the Seattle PD’s reputation. Even if it means working with her nemesis, Captain Johnny Nolasco. Lead detective of the original task force, Nolasco dares Tracy to do what he failed to: close the case. Forming an uneasy alliance, Tracy and Nolasco revisit old leads and pursue new evidence only to unearth high-level corruption and cover-ups as dangerous as the elusive killer himself. At the risk of being exposed, such deadly and powerful forces will go to extremes to stay in the shadows.