Must-Read Spooky Season Books for October 2021

29 Oct 2021

Must-Read Spooky Season Books for October 2021

Grab your Halloween candy and curl up by the jack-o-lantern with a great new spooky season book!


The Madwomen’s Ball

by Victoria Mas

Release Date: September 7th, 2021

The Salpetriere Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated—these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, wayward daughters, or girls born from adulterous relationships. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is the Lenten ball—the Madwomen’s Ball—when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope.

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State of Terror

by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Release Date: October 12th, 2021

State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.

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Better Off Dead

by Lee Child

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.
Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning. Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel. Dead? No, nothing is what it seems.

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Along Came a Spider

by Blake Banner

Release Date: October 25th, 2021

It should have been an open and shut case. At forty-something, Bob Walklet was about to make a fortune with his IT company. But he’d made the mistake of falling in love with his assistant, twenty-something Sorka Williams. They were crazy about each other, and Bob had told his wife, Sheila – a thirty-something, ex-cop insurance consultant

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Bound By Deception

by Brenda K. Davies

Release Date: October 29th, 2021

When he’s sent to Arizona to recruit more help for the Alliance, Logan doesn’t expect to find himself in the middle of a murder scene… or to become the number one suspect.

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A Billion Reasons

by Jessa York

Release Date: October 9th, 2021

When my oldest rival makes a power play that endangers the love of my life—I know he must be stopped at all costs. First I need to put back the pieces of everything he broke. Including me. After that? He’s fair game. But my sworn enemy isn’t the only thing that shows up to test my resolve. That arrives in the form of a curvy, blonde temptress on my doorstep. She’s got enough curves to stop any man dead in his tracks.

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Dead Reckoning

by Gwyn McNamee

Release Date: October 24th, 2021

A reckoning is coming. Who will survive it? They call me Reaper. Killing is what I do best. Get in. Get out. Leave nothing but bodies behind. So, it should be a simple favor for an old friend. Kill the man responsible for an innocent woman being dragged into a human trafficking ring.

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The Book of Magic

by Alice Hoffman

Release Date: October 12th, 2021

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work.

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As the Wicked Watch

by Tamron Hall

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

The first in a thrilling new series from Emmy Award-winning TV Host and Journalist Tamron Hall, As The Wicked Watch follows a reporter as she unravels the disturbing mystery around the deaths of two young Black women, the work of a serial killer terrorizing Chicago.

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A Shadow in the Ember

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: October 19th, 2021

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort. However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot.

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The Cornish Princess

by Tanya Anne Crosby

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

Said to be a changeling child left to the King and Queen of Cornwall, Gwendolyn is “blessed” at her cradle by three Fae gifts: a prophecy for her future, a gift of “Reflection,” and a golden mane—quite literally, every lock of her hair will turn to gold, only provided it is cut by her one true love.

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Rook

by Adam Kovic

Release Date: October 28th, 2021

The year is 2090. Earth is a dystopian nightmare filled with lonely people seeking connection in virtual worlds while corporate conglomerates profit from war and secretly run every country’s government. So, nothing’s changed.

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Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

by Cassandra Peterson

Release Date: September 21st, 2021

The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story, filled with intimate bombshells, told by the bombshell herself.

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The Shattering

by Kevin Boyle

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

On July 4, 1961, the rising middle-class families of a Chicago neighborhood gathered before their flag-bedecked houses, a confident vision of the American Dream. That vision was shattered over the following decade, its inequities at home and arrogance abroad challenged by powerful civil rights and antiwar movements. Assassinations, social violence, and the blowback of a “silent majority” shredded the American fabric.

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What Really Happened in Wuhan

by Sharri Markson

Release Date: October 1st, 2021

Part-thriller, part-expose, What Really Happened in Wuhan is a ground-breaking investigation from leading journalist Sharri Markson into the origins of Covid-19, the cover-ups, the conspiracies and the classified research. It features never-before-seen primary documents exposing China’s concealment of the virus, fresh interviews with whistleblower doctors in Wuhan and crucial eyewitness accounts that dismantle what we thought we knew about when the outbreak hit.

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ReDawn: Skyward Flight

by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the second of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read Alanik’s story between Starsight and Cytonic

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Within These Wicked Walls

by Lauren Blackwood

Release Date: October 19th, 2021

Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. She would be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn’t thrown her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron—a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.

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