New UK paperbacks for October

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Hypothermia  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.

4 thoughts on “New UK paperbacks for October

  1. Maxine – Some of these really do look terrific. Hard to believe it’s time to plan autumn reading already!!! Well, with new Marklund and Cotterill to look forward to, I’m a happy reader : ).

  2. FYI: One can order “Hypothermia” in English from the Book Depository. This was my first venture with them and in under a week, I received the book over here across the Atlantic. I was pleasantly surprised at such good service and glad that I did not have to wait until October to read it.

  3. This will be the mass market paperback, Kathy. I expect what you have is either the hard back or the B format paperback (i.e. the airport and book club edition, often not sold in UK shops).

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