New Mystery Suspense Novels for October

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October is a month of wonderful mystery suspense thrillers for your reading pleasure.  There are  many of our popular favorites releasing new books this month.  It is always exciting to learn a book is coming some, and even more so as that release date arrives.

John Sandford, Elizabeth George, John Grisham, Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen…Does that whet your appetite?

You will find many more on the list here at Mystery Suspense Reviews. As always, I wanted to share of few of the highlights to get you started.

The Survivor, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

The one I have been waiting for impatiently:  The Survivor.  Since I first heard that Kyle Mills would be continuing the bestselling Mitch Rapp series, I’ve been checking for information regularly.  Stepping into the shoe of the late Vince Flynn must be a challenge, but with all his experience, Mr. Mills should be up for it.

The book will be released October 6th, though for me it will be pre-ordered this week from Audible.

The author has said he will continue Rapp’s career from the last book published by Mr. Flynn, The Last Man Standing.  He promises to maintain Mitch’s personality and beliefs, to keep the book as similar to Vince Flynn’s writing as possible.

In the Survivor, Mitch is tasked with stopping a high level CIA agent who has stolen classified documents to use against the United States.  Yet even when the man is killed, secrets begin to leak out.  Mitch must find where they are stored and who was helping him before America is compromised.  Can’t wait!

Career of Evil

The third book in the Cormoran Strike series, Career of Evil, should be another bestseller when released October 20th.  If you haven’t yet read Robert Galbraith, you are likely to enjoy him, especially knowing that is the pen name J.K Rowling (the Harry Potter series) uses for this adult mystery suspense novel.

This entry begins with a severed leg being delivered to Robin Ellacott, who works for Private Detective, Cormoran Strike.  The police have an idea who is responsible, but Robin and Cormoran have a different opinion.  While they all seek to solve the mystery, the violence increases.

It’s described as  “fiendishly clever” with plenty of twists in the story.  Who can resist that?

Playing with Fire

At the end of the month, on October 27th, we will have a new stand alone novel from Tess Gerritsen.  Her stories never disappoint.

Taking a break from her Rizzoli and Isles series, this novel goes back and forth between present day and World War 2 Italy.  A woman buys a sheet of music from an antiquarian book store, that was written by a jew during the second world war.

Tying a current mystery to a horrible history, the story seems to bring the music alive, inspiring an evil secret still kept.

Ms. Gerritsen always writes a solid story with a unique spin.  Every time the story hooks me and keeps me anxious to see how it ends.  This one sounds like another one for pre-order.

Flipped for Murder

We are featuring a new series today for the Cozy section.  Flipped for Murder, A Country Store Mystery, by Maddie Day, will be released October 27th.

Set in  a small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie Jordan leaves the West Coast for a new life.  She buys a rundown country store, deciding to re-open Pans and Pancakes and use her cooking skills to draw customers.

As you would expect, there is a murder that puts Robbie in the middle of trouble.  She may be next if she doesn’t figure out the killer’s identity.

Cozy mysteries are generally fairly light but still so entertaining.  Add to that the book covers that you can admire all day, and you will have a fun time reading any cozy.  This looks like a must to try.  Nice to start at the beginning of a series too.

And Many More

Romantic suspense, thriller, new series and more of our favorite characters in their recurring series make for a delightful month to select something new to read  Again, you can see a longer, more complete list here.  If you have any you would like to see on the list, drop me a note and we will add them.  Enjoy!


Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Mystery Suspense Reviews .

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