12 Most Anticipated Book Releases of October 2022

There are a lot of exciting books releasing in October 2022. Debut authors, favorite authors (whose books I have been following for a long time) and new installments to my favorite series.

Twenty-one Nights in Paris by Leonie Mack is releasing on 6th October. I really love the concept of a romantic story set in Paris. What’s even more exciting is the plot: two strangers meet by chance and decide to pose as a couple… Ooh, we all know how that ends – fake love turning real and all that *wink wink*

Then we have Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese releasing on 6th October I came across this book on NetGalley and I really loved the blurb – love in troubled times. I am looking forward to reading this book over the weekend. 🙂

Call it a coincidence, 4 books by favorite authors are releasing on the 11th of October.

We have A Christmas Shadow by Helen Marsay releasing on 11th October. This is the sixth installment of Chief Inspector John Shadow. I absolutely love this series and the Inspector-sergeant pair remind me of Bellairs’ Littlejohn-Cromwell. What’s more is that the author, Helen Marsay, is a Bellairs fan. 🙂

The second installment of Caribbean Kitchen Mystery series, Calypso, Corpses and Cooking by Raquel V Reyes, is also releasing on the 11th. This series is written in Spanglish but no te preocupes because this is one of the most enjoyable series ever written. The drama, the enthusiasm, the mystery and of course, all the mouth-watering dishes… ooh, la la!

Steph Broadribb is an author new to me. I read the first book of Retired Detectives Club – Death in the Sunshine earlier this year and I absolutely loved the theme this series is based on. Four retired officers of the law – three detectives (one of them is English) and a DEA officer – solve crimes at their retirees community. The second book in this series, Death at Paradise Palms is releasing on the 11th of October.

Then we have a brand new cozy series – Killer Chocolate Mysteries releasing this month. A Christmas Candy Killing by Christina Romeril is releasing on 11th October. I am loving the concept of twin sisters running a mystery-themed bookshop where they also sell poison-themed killer chocolates. And it so happens that they have a real killer in their midst. I am eager to give this mystery a try.


The Empire is Michael Ball’s (the English singer, actor and presenter) debut novel. I have already read this electric, dazzling and glamourous masterpiece and I cannot wait to share my opinions soon. The Empire by Michael Ball is releasing on 13th October.

Then we have Fearsome Moonlight Black by David Putnam releasing on 18th October. I have read Putnam’s another police procedural series and I am eagerly looking forward to read the first book of this brand new series named Dave Beckell, The Bone Detective.

Next, we have Murder in Tuscany by T.A. Williams releasing on 18th October. This is the first book in Armstrong and Oscar Cozy Mystery series. T.A. Williams is an author new to me but I have heard a lot about his romance novels. This book also happens to be his debut in the mystery and thrillers (cozy mystery) genre.

The Sleepover by Keri Beevis is releasing on 24th October. This is a psychological thriller and I am eagerly waiting to read it. Fingers crossed this won’t be one of those gives-you-nightmares kinda thrillers. Or maybe, it will be one of those… Hmm!

The Silent Victim by Michael Wood is releasing on 28th October. This is the tenth installment of DCI Matilda Darke and having read some of the previous books in this series, I am (once again) eagerly looking forward to knowing what new adventures are in store for Matilda Darke.

I have been following Mary Keliikoa’s PI Kelly Pruett series and I was super excited to learn (a couple of months ago) that Ms. Keliikoa is writing a new series. Hidden Pieces by Mary Keliikoa is the first in Misty Pines series. This book is releasing on 25th October and I am looking forward to reading the book soon.

5 thoughts on “12 Most Anticipated Book Releases of October 2022

  1. “two strangers meet by chance and decide to pose as a couple… Ooh, we all know how that ends -” by one of them murdering the other in a hotel where Chief Inspector John Shadow is spending his holidays?

    1. Haha 😂😂😂 Now that’s a good plot. Adding 13th book (by IJK) to the list. Or, is 13 a bad luck number?

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