9 Must-Read New Books for Mystery, Thriller, and Urban Fantasy Readers (October 2022)

by Severn House on 4 October 2022

Its an all-star publication month here at Severn House! We’ve got nine brand-new books, boasting five starred reviews between them!

Check out this month’s brand new books:

Antiques Liquidation by Barbara Allan
(A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery #16)

The sixteenth witty Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy mystery sees antiques dealing – and true-crime writing – mom and daughter team Vivian and Brandy Borne get mixed up in murder when they discover the body of an auctioneer.

“Allan delivers the cozy goods
–Publishers Weekly

The Doomsday Show by Mark Alpert

In this action-packed environmental thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Final Theory, a good-hearted climate activist must stop terrorists from assassinating the worst fossil-fuel tycoons.

Well-drawn characters match skillfully planted clues . . . Alpert should win new fans with this one
Publishers Weekly

What Song the Sirens Sang by Simon R. Green
(A Gideon Sable Novel #3)

The tables are turned on legendary master thief Gideon Sable when a priceless magical artifact is stolen from him, in this fast-paced supernatural heist thriller.

“Readers will be fondly reminded of the TV series Leverage, where the good guys are bad guys”
–Library Journal

The Medici Murders by David Hewson
(A Venetian Mystery #1)

1548, Lorenzino de Medici, himself a murderer and a man few will miss, is assassinated by two hired killers.

Today, Marmaduke Godolphin, British TV historian and a man even fewer will miss, is stabbed by a stiletto blade on the exact same spot, his body dropping into the canal.

Can the story of the first murder explain the attack on Godolphin? The Carabinieri certainly think so. They recruit retired archivist Arnold Clover to unpick the mystery and to help solve the case. But the conspiracy against Godolphin runs deeper than anyone imagined.

“Fans of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti, Michael Dibdin’s Aurelio Zen and Henry James’s The Aspern Papers will love it
The Times

The Merchant Murderers by Michael Jecks
(A Bloody Mary Tudor Mystery #7)

Set during the brief but exceedingly troubled reign of Queen Mary I, elder half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, (1553-1558) the Bloody Mary series features the amoral former cutpurse turned paid assassin, Jack Blackjack. Jack is on a simple mission: make it back home to his beloved London. It should be simple, right? Wrong. He’s made it as far as Exeter, but before he can secure a fresh steed in that hellish city, he’s faced with a dead priest, ruthless thieves, and a devious Dean who’s determined to see the back of him.

“Superb . . . a fast-moving and gripping plot”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Mr Campion’s Mosaic by Mike Ripley
(An Albert Campion Mystery #10)

Albert Campion travels to Dorset as he attempts to get to the bottom of a series of shocking events connected to a TV adaptation of one of Evadne Childe’s famous novels.

“Ripley’s brilliant inventiveness demonstrates that golden age characters and tropes can still work for contemporary fair-play fans”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

A Fox in the Fold by Candace Robb
(An Owen Archer Mystery #14)

Owen Archer suspects an old adversary is on his tail as he seeks to solve the mystery surrounding a dead body found on the road to York.

“Robb reinforces her place among the top writers of medieval historicals”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Murder at the Jubilee Rally by Terry Shames
(A Samuel Craddock Mystery #9)

Chief of Police Samuel Craddock faces a race against time to solve a perplexing murder at a motorcycle rally before the event comes to an end.

“Suggest for fans of mysteries featuring small-town police forces, including novels by Claire Booth, Steven F. Havill, and Tricia Fields”
Library Journal Starred Review

The Stranger Vanishes by Wendy Corsi Staub
(A Lily Dale Mystery #5)

Young widowed mom Bella Jordan investigates a missing person in this charming cozy mystery set in the real-life New York community of Lily Dale, populated solely by spiritual mediums

“The real treat is the slow-growing development of the characters”
Kirkus Reviews

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