Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
A mysterious killer stalks Gotham City—a killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim.
Revisiting characters from the Caped Crusader’s early crime-fighting days, Eisner Award-winners Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale spin a twisted noir mystery where Guys with guns, Dolls with lipstick and Shadows who have shadows rule the city. Featuring some of the most deadly and cunning members of the dark knight’s rogues gallery—including the Joker and Catwoman—and a dramatic retelling of the tragic origins of Two-Face, Batman: The Long Halloween is an essential classic in the Batman canon!
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Cursed by Benedict Jacka
Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he’s discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures—destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex realizes that not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who would risk their own sanity for power…