Always ahead of real-time, the Bookseller of 25 June features paperbacks that will be in the UK shops in October. Most excitingly among these is Red Wolf by Liza Marklund (Corgi), the next Annika Bengzton novel, which follows a month after her Postcard Killers (with an American coauthor). We have had to wait a while for the next Annika book, after Bomber, Studio 69, Prime Time and Paradise, and I, for one, am looking forward very much to Red Wolf (which apparently will be followed by 10 or 12 others). If it is as good as Paradise, I'll be very happy.
Another translated novel due in October is Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason (Vintage), which will be accompanied by a reprinting of three of the earlier titles in this excellent series. Hypothermia is on the shortlist for this year's CWA International Dagger award, the winner to be announced next month.
Other crime novels to look forward to in October are Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill (Quercus). The Bookseller says "Siri, the elderly coroner, is a wonderful character and the colour and strangeness of the country really shine through in these strange little stories. Think Mma Ramotswe, and then some." We can also look forward to Blood Vines by Erica Spindler (Sphere), Dead Like You by Peter James (Pan), Silent Scream by Karen Rose (Headline), Dead Man's List by Mike Lawson (Harper), Among Thieves by David Hosp (Pan), Self's Murder by Bernhard Schlink (Phoenix) and Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsey (Avon), this last title shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger (2009), featuring detective Jack Brady of Whitely Bay.