The Best Mysteries And Thrillers of October

Chris Schluep on October 16, 2017

CobenIt's a big month for Mysteries & Thrillers. Here are four to look forward to--and as always you can go here to see our complete list.




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Currently riding at the top of the bestseller lists, Dan Brown's new thriller revolves around a brilliant billionaire, religious upheaval, and of course, Robert Langdon. You can read the prologue and sample chapter here.

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Back in high school, suburban New Jersey detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas lost his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend when they were found dead on the railroad tracks. Then Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. Now, fifteen years later, Maura's fingerprints have been found on a murderer's car. There are secrets within secrets in this compelling mystery.

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When I started reading theMystery.doc, I wasn't sure that it would hold my interest. But this collection of pictures, fragments, dialogue, and straight prose comes together to make something far greater than the parts. Despite being a big book, it reads quickly. And it delivers. This was a fun, unique reading experience, one you might want to jump on yourself.

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There's a new Bosch novel on the way. Despite growing older, Bosch finds himself back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department. When he is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered, he and the town's 3-person detective squad eventually uncover a dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse. Sound familiar? Meanwhile, one of his old cases comes back to haunt him, as a clever killer accuses Bosch of framing him.

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