Just as Hilary Waugh and Ed McBain aimed at writing police procedurals that reflected police work in the United States as it really was, John Creasey in England was trying to do the same thing.
Already well-known as a webcomic creator, Canadian author Emily Carroll makes her print debut with Through the Woods - a collection of five short illustrated stories of horror.
Madeline Miller's achievement with The Song of Achilles cannot be overstated. Here's a novel that's absorbingly readable for a modern audience, but that still has the poetry of Homeric sagas.
From the moment it hit the nation's movie screens in 1939, John Ford's Stagecoach was declared a masterpiece. Not just a pretty good Western, but a masterpiece. Never before had an "oater" earned that sort of praise.
Looking for an interesting new book to add to your fall reading list? Then consider The Drop by Dennis Lehane, set to be released on September 2, 2014.