October comes with many and good literary news to face autumn in the best way. And since it is impossible to collect all of them, this is my selection of 6 titles. Novel black, comic, novel History or a story infant overlooking the not-so-distant Christmas parties.
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The secret of the apothecary — Sarah Penner
Sarah Penner is an American writer whose debut this year in the novel could not have been more brilliant. Now we get here this first title that has already been translated into more than 40 languages and is already scheduled for a television adaptation.
At first we go to XNUMXth century London, where there is a very hidden pharmacy that carries In , a mysterious woman, rumored to provide poison in the form of medicine to those who need to use it against men who mistreat them. But when his protégé, a 12-year-old girl, makes a fatal mistake, her fate is compromised by consequences that will last for centuries.
In the present, an aspiring historian named Caroline parcewell she spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone. But he will find a clue to solve the intriguing murders that took place in London more than two hundred years ago. And the destinies of Caroline and Nella will intermingle in a universe of secrets, revenge and ways in which the two can save each other, despite the time barrier.
Die in november — Guillermo Galvan
After Mowing time y The Virgin of Bones, Returns Carlos Lombardi, So those of us who were conquered by this postwar Madrid police created by Guillermo Galvan we are in luck.
Now it brings us to November of 1942, with World War II in the background and a Spain, in full repression, which is full of spies. Lombardi is back in Madrid and survive as you can with your detective agency. So you can't turn down any job and you will have to investigate and track down a mysterious German traveling salesman.
At the same time an aspiring actress of dubious reputation appears murdered and the police have little interest in finding out what's behind it. And Lombardi will also be caught in his case, where there is no lack of a sordid plot of prostitution, cinema and black market.
Rowling returns to children's world with this early Christmas story that is intended to be for the whole family, not just for children.
The protagonist is Ditto, the favorite toy of Jack, which is lost on the day of Christmas Eve. But since it is a special night of miracles, the toys come to life. And the one that has been given to Jack, the new Christmas pig (Dito's replacement), will hatch a very risky plan: that of a magical journey to try to recover and save the one who had been Jack's best friend.
Lordemano — Jose Zoilo
After the trilogy Las Cenizas de Hispania and God's name, returns Jose Zoilo with this novel now with Vikings.
We are in the XNUMXth century and Hrolf ragnallson has left his Norway native to settle with his family in distant Erin, where he will become a man. Also, as the first-born, he will be in charge of captaining the Eagle of Storms and directing his men to other coasts to obtain fortune and fame. And they will set their eyes on Al Andalus. Before they arrive at the shores of Gallecia with the intention of looting what they find in their path without difficulty. But they don't know that Ramiro, the Asturian king, has decided to fight. The Viking army is defeated and Hrolf is captured by a group of Asturians. He becomes a slave and is called "Lordemano" so he will have to do what he can to survive.
Theodora, the Chrysalis of Byzantium — Jesus Maeso de la Torre
Another of the great names of the historical novel is that of Jesus Maeso de la Torre, that launches this new work. This time it takes us to Constantinople in 548, where Empress Theodora, wife of Emperor Justinian, has just died to the great distress of her people. And the one who mourns her the most is Nasica el Hispano, the most powerful eunuch in the court.
He has accompanied her throughout her eventful life and she will decide to write the true story of Teodora, a woman so intelligent, seductive and with a great heart, but also implacable and energetic when she had to be.
Blacksad 6 - Everything Falls (Part One) — Juan Diaz Canales y Juanjo Guarnido placeholder image
It is the comic of the year, without a doubt, especially for the more than many followers - among whom I count myself with devotion - of this anthropomorphic detective cat from the 50s called John Blacksad. Your sixth installment, Everything falls, which is the first part of this new story. Have been 8 years of waiting and other as many are foreseen for the second part. But that's how the production of this type of albums works, as well cared for and prestigious as this saga created by our respective cartoonist and screenwriter Juanjo Guarnido and Juan Díaz-Canales.
This time we have Blacksad in NY, where he will get into his underworld and high political and financial spheres in another story that I am convinced will know us little and will make us very short.