The best of the best: must reads from this October’s fiction selections

The following titles have been chosen from our monthly new fiction selections. They are all highly recommended for great reading.

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Undermajordomo Minor / Patrick deWitt.
This highly recommended novel is just wonderful. Plenty of dark humor, suspense, real escapism. Patrick De Witt will be here next year as a guest at Writers and Readers Week.

Depth / Lev AC Rosen.
A brilliantly imagined novel that combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty-one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States.

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, with interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes ; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine, embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams / Sydney Padua.
Not just chosen for probably one of the longest titles in the Graphic Novel collection, but this is truly a work of art, with diagrams, extensive footnotes, and an unusual compelling story.

All that followed : a novel / Gabriel Urza.
A mystery that is really compelling, with a psychologically twisting plot set in a small Spanish town. This is an amazing debut novel.

Trifecta / Ian Wedde.
This is the eighth novel from the veteran, award winning New Zealander and one not to be missed. You will not be disappointed.