It’s been a while since I’ve done a Book Haul post so I figured I would try quickly update everyone on all the awesome books I have recently received. I have been having a great couple of weeks for book, as I have been lucky enough to receive several amazing new novels from some of my local publishers. These include some truly awesome new releases, including some of the top releases from 2023. I am extremely keen to check out all of the books below and they should make for some amazing reads.
Unnatural History by Jonathan Kellerman
The first book I recently received was the latest Jonathan Kellerman novel, Unnatural History. Part of the amazing Alex Delaware crime fiction series, which I have been having an outstanding time reading in recent years (check out my reviews for The Wedding Guest, The Museum of Desire, Serpentine and City of the Dead), Unnatural History sounds like another epic novel with a great mystery behind it. Set to see the series’ fun detective duo dive into the murder of a controversial photographer, this should be an excellent read and I am hoping to start reading it next.
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
The next book I received was the highly anticipated horror read, How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix. Hendrix is an intriguing author who has been wowing audiences with his cool horror novels that deconstruct the genre with impactful and impressive narratives. I had a great time with his 2021 novel, The Final Girl Support Group, and I was very happy when I received a copy of How to Sell a Haunted House. As the name suggests, this will be Hendrix’s unique take on the Haunted House sub-genre of horror fiction and I look forward to seeing what elaborate and fun story this latest book contains.
Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder by Kerryn Mayne
An intriguing debut from Australian author Kerryn Mayne, Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder is a fun sounding novel that will follow an unusual protagonist as she dives into the great mystery of her past and the dark reasons why her mother left her. I have a feeling that Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder is going to be a particularly compelling debut and I am very interested in seeing what unique story that Mayne has come up with.
The Last Highway by R. J. Ellory
An exciting and striking thriller that will see a vengeful sheriff attempt to find out who murdered his estranged brother amongst the Appalachian Mountains. I have heard great things about Ellory in the past and I cannot wait to see what fun and powerful story waits for me in The Last Highway.
The Half Burnt House by Alex North
A gritty and powerful psychological thriller that sees a woman attempt to save her brother from himself and the dangerous secrets from the past that threaten both of them. This sounds like a very dark read and I am curious to finally try out North’s writing style.
Bunny by S. E. Tolsen
The final book I received is an advanced copy of the fascinating upcoming horror thriller, Bunny. Written by author S. E. Tolsen (the pen name of husband-and-wife team Emma Olsen and Vere Tindale), Bunny will see a damaged man return to his family home to confront the demons of his past, including his abusive Aunt Bunny and a mysterious presence in the woods. I don’t have a lot of extra details about this book at the moment, but I am very curious about Bunny and I will have to read it to see what happens.
Well, that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.
One thought on “Book Haul – 27 February 2023”
Love a lot of your choices. (Not a huge Warhammer fan, though.)
Tiny point: You said you got an advanced copy of *Bunny *(which sounds terrific!)
But it’s actually an advance copy, not an advanced one. Advance–as in ahead-of-time. Not advanced, as opposed to intermediate, or beginner’s. I know, it’s a picky point. And even some publishers mess it up sometimes. But heck, this is all about books, made of words. So nice when the words are all right (as yours usually are.)
Keep up the great work.