October “What’s New?”

October “What’s New?”

Bloody Genius is the twelfth installment in John Sandford’s series following Virgil Flowers and is set to arrive on October 1. Flowers’ newest case leads him to a university where a scientific debate has gotten personal as professors have become startlingly unprofessional in their professional criticisms. With entire departments full of professors acting crazy, Flowers must determine who among the lunatics is actually murderous.

The Giver of Stars, the newest title by popular author JoJo Moyes, is a fictionalized retelling of the story of the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. The story follows Alice Wright as she moves from England to her new home in Kentucky. Feeling lost in a new country and hemmed in by her new husband’s family, Alice finds her place among the women fighting to spread books across the countryside. Moyes’ newest story of friendship, love, and the cost of sharing knowledge will release on October 8.

Leigh Bardugo has topped charts as a Young Adult author, but her newest title—Ninth Houseis her first aimed towards adult audiences. Galaxy Sterns has tried to escape her atypical beginnings (a hippie mother and a penchant for getting in trouble) by changing her name to just “Alex,” but she has not been very successful. She is as surprised as anyone when she is approached with an offer to attend Yale—free of charge and with no questions asked—as long as she is willing to investigate the secret societies that operate there. Alex soon finds that these groups are far more dangerous than she could have imagined, and the occult forces that they tamper with could put everyone in danger. Find out the secrets at the root of one of America’s most prestigious universities when Bardugo’s Ninth House arrives on October 8.

In Twice in a Blue Moon, Tate Jones is the secret daughter of a film star who has turned starlet herself. Her life becomes even more complicated when she is confronted by her oldest love, a summer fling that went bad after two weeks, on the set of her first big break. After falling in love on a two-week vacation, Sam Brandis broke Tate’s heart by betraying her secret identity. When they reunite as adults, Tate must deal with her continuing feelings and attraction to the man who betrayed her as a boy. Does true love really only come once in a blue moon? Find out when Christina Lauren’s newest romance arrives on October 22.

The Night Fire, the second book in Michael Connelly’s series following Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch, will arrive on October 22. When Harry Bosch’s old mentor dies, his widow gifts Bosch with a book that his mentor had held onto since retiring twenty years ago. When Bosch begins to dig into the old case, the murder of a young man in a seedy alley, he struggles to find what had caught his mentor’s attention so long ago. Bosch brings in Renee Ballard for assistance, but they find the answers to their question may not be what they expect. Was his mentor obsessed with solving this case or making sure it remained a mystery?

These are just a few of the great new releases scheduled for this month. You can always come browse our New Arrivals collection for more books like these. If you are interested in joining the Bestsellers Club or placing holds on any of these items, please let us know.


Spooky Staff Picks

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

If you enjoy Scooby Doo and Stranger Things, this book is for you. A group of teens and their Weimaraner solved mysteries in their town years ago. Now they’re all grown up and facing a lot of adult issues like PTSD, depression, and the general suckage of adulthood. Strange things start happening in the town again and the gang gets together once more to find out that the mysteries are way creepier and darker than just some old guy in a mask. Tamara–Reference

The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs

This is the best creepy book for children that people of all ages should read! The version with illustrations by Edward Gorey is the best. Jess–Circulation

Carrie by Stephen King

It’s not the scariest book in the world. The movies have more frightening moments–even the “sequel” and the remake–but the use of different forms of text media, presenting part of the story in news articles and reports, makes for an interesting and fun read. With the addition of these media, the story seems more realistic and spooky. The book also offers a more in depth view of Carrie White and the relationships with those around her than the movie. Nelwyn–Information Services.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The story centers around a supernatural killer who abducts children and takes them to Christmasland, a terrifying Holiday-themed playground from where they never return. The protagonist, a girl with a unique supernatural ability of her own, survives a horrific encounter with him; years later, she must confront him again when he abducts her son. Hill tells a story very much in the tradition of his father Stephen King, with great characterization, attention to detail, and a chilling narrative, yet also proves that he has his own voice. Gabriel–Circulation

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell

This is an eerie, quick read that will keep you up at night. Dorothea Truelove is a charitable almost-spinster who has an intense interest in the budding field of phrenology, and Ruth Butterham is the suspected murderer that Dorothea visits in prison. Ruth’s horrific childhood culminates in her being sold to an even more horrific dress shop as a seamstress. Although Ruth has an inherent talent for sewing, her deep anger and fear finds its way into her work, and her customers suffer for it. When Ruth explains that she has committed murder by sewing a deadly curse into her work, Dorothea and the reader are both tasked with deciding if Ruth is delusional, lying, or truly the conduit of some impossible power. This creepy tale will urge you to keep turning the page, even when you dread what you may find on the last one. Autumn–Circulation

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

I recently read this title, and it has become one of my favorites. The book follows the story of Elsie, a young, pregnant widow, as she moves into her deceased husband’s country estate. As she settles in, the reader gets to experience the unsettling world that Purcell creates in this absolutely fantastic Gothic horror. If you’re looking for something to keep you up at night during this spooky season, check out The Silent Companions. Holly–Circulation.