November is here and winter is right around the corner but there are some great books coming out this month to help pass the time as you huddle inside to keep warm.
The two best independent publishers in the business once again have some fine books coming out in November. ChiZine Publications checks in with a novel, “Wild Fell” by Michael Rowe, that looks to be a haunted house novel but, knowing ChiZine, is sure to be much more than that. DarkFuse, the unquestioned leader in the horror genre, has a special treat for horror fans in November as it will release four books. As per its usual publishing schedule, DarkFuse will release two novellas and a novel in November but will also release a special re-release of the first novel in Jeffrey J. Mariotte’s “The Border Trilogy.” “River Runs Red” is the first book of the trilogy and will be released in November followed by the second and third books in December and January. “Mr. Midnight” by Allan Leverone, DarkFuse’s featured novel for November, is one of the scariest and suspenseful books I have read this year. “Lurker” by Gary Fry is a very strong novella drawing on Lovecraftian mythos and “Shattered” by C.S. Kane is a dark and scary novel heavy on atmospheric horror.
November kicks off with the release of Clive Cussler’s 9th book in “The Oregon Files” series with the release of “Mirage” which he co-wrote with Jack Du Brul. Amy Tan’s new novel, “The Valley of Amazement,” is also scheduled to be released on November 5th. November 12th brings the next novel in the adventures of Special Agent Pendergast in “White Fire” by Douglas Preston and Lee Child as well as a new Kay Scarpetta novel, “Dust,” by Patricia Cornwell. For fans of boxing or just the strange, Mike Tyson’s memoir (written with Larry Sloman), “Undisputed Truth,” will also be released on November 12th.
November 19th brings Janet Evonavich’s new Stephanie Plum novel, “Takedown Twenty,” while David Baldacci’s “King and Maxwell” is the sixth book in the series starring the two former Secret Service agents. November 25th will bring the release of probably the most anticipated book of the month, “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson, marking the 21st book in Patterson’s Alex Cross series of novels. Kay Hooper’s new suspense novel, “Hostage,” is also scheduled to be released on November 25th.
That is November in a nutshell. My recommendation as the must buy book of the month this month goes to “Mr. Midnight” by Allan Leverone. It is a great novel and a very good example of what a horror novel should be.