Published by Harvill Secker It's been three years since Haruki Murakami's last novel, the epic IQ84, and fans of the celebrated Japanese author have been eagerly awaiting his next work, with the number of pre-orders surpassing his last novel. Unlike the hefty two-part IQ84, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage comes in at under 300 pages. Like his previous novels, his latest offering tackles the Kafka-esque theme of loneliness and alienation, perhaps more directly than before.
Published by Del Rey Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona whose material ranges from short stories to screenplays. What he gives us here is something a little different from the everyday mystery novel.
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero is published in hardback by Del Rey, priced £12.99 (ebook £6.49). Available August 14
Book review: The History of Nairn County FC: 100 Years in the Highland League by Graeme Macleod, Donald Wilson and Bill Logan
Available from www.nairncountyfc.co.uk and other Nairn outlets The new season of the Highland League got underway last week which makes it the perfect time for this book, as all proceeds from its sale go to Nairn County Supporters Ground Improvements Fund.
Published by The History Press The vampire legend has seen a renaissance of late, with the likes of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood pulling in the masses, both on screen and in print. A subject of fascination for many, this book aims to uncover Britain’s association with the undead.
Book review: The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas
Published by Harvill Secker When it was published in France, his home country, last year, this debut novel from Romain Puertolas became a bestseller. He wrote it on his mobile phone while working as a border guard.
Published by Hammer In the decade since his Booker-winning debut Vernon God Little, Pierre has produced two further novels to mixed reviews - and now this slim oddity for horror studio Hammer's publishing arm.
Published by Century Kate Murphy’s first day as an Atlanta police officer couldn’t get off to a worse start. She’s despised by the women, lusted after by the men and disregarded by the public she has sworn to protect.
Published by BBC Books Author George Mann has been given a plum job here, to write the first ever novel about a brand new Doctor, one who we have only seen in one story on TV. So basically, it’s a blank canvas as we didn’t get much information about this incarnation of The Doctor (played on TV by John Hurt) in the story in which he appeared.
Published by Whittles Publishing Author, writer and photographer, Roger Redfern, has been writing about his travels and exploration of different areas of Britain and abroad for more than 50 years, and is known as ‘the doyen of countryside writers', an accolade that recognised his lyrical and poetic writings about his travels.
Published by Severn House Scottish author Caro Ramsay has to be admired. Not only does she still work as an osteopath and acupuncturist but devotes much of her time to the complementary treatment of animals – and has still found the time to pen another page-turner.
Published by Mantle Inspector Van Veeteren, Hakan Neesser’s hero of a series of crime novels, should be putting his feet up after decades of service. But one case haunts the determined detective like no other and even retirement can’t keep this dog from its metaphorical bone.
Published by Ebury Following the massive success of Caitlin Moran’s bestselling memoir and feminist call-to-arms How To Be A Woman in 2011, Caitlin Moran has now penned her debut novel on a subject which will seem instantly familiar to her fans.
Published by Aurum Press A fascinating and entertaining account of the re-emergence of the British beer industry, which introduces to the wider public a cast-list of eccentrics, businessmen and the stereotypical bearded barrel-bellied heavy drinkers.