Sunday, September 16, 2007

NY Times PB Bestseller List

I don't know if this is a record but it should be. All these books debuting on the list the same week--unless this is some big time computer screw up. Herewith:

Weeks
On List
1 THE COLLECTORS, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $9.99.) The members of the Camel Club reunite to solve a murder at the Library of Congress. 1
2 74 SEASIDE AVENUE, by Debbie Macomber. (Mira, $7.99.) A chess champion keeps a protective eye on his hairdresser wife after receiving veiled threats from a Russian opponent; Book 7 of the Cedar Cove series. 1
3 KILLER DREAMS, by Iris Johansen. (Bantam, $7.99.) A sleep researcher battles the head of a pharmaceutical company who wants to use her technology for evil. 1
4 INNOCENT IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Berkley, $7.99.) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a history teacher; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously. 1
5 ACT OF TREASON, by Vince Flynn. (Pocket, $9.99.) The C.I.A. operative Mitch Rapp investigates after an attack on a presidential candidate’s motorcade. 1
6 BEYOND SEDUCTION, by Stephanie Laurens. (Avon, $7.99.) An earl is urged by his younger sisters to pursue an attractive neighbor; a Bastion Club novel. 1
7 THE MEPHISTO CLUB, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $7.99.) A Boston medical examiner and a detective investigate murders involving a sinister cabal. 1
8 INFERNO, by Troy Denning. (Ballantine, $7.99.) As Luke Skywalker of “Star Wars” grieves over his dead wife, his nephew, Jacen Solo, plots to take over the Jedi. 1
9 EXILE, by Richard North Patterson. (St. Martin’s, $9.99.) A San Francisco lawyer defends a Palestinian woman accused of killing the Israeli prime minister. 1
10 SILVER MASTER, by Jayne Castle. (Jove, $7.99.) A matchmaker is attracted to a man who’s also a psychic; by Jayne Ann Krentz, writing pseudonymously. 1
11 WHAT CAME BEFORE HE SHOT HER, by Elizabeth George. (Harper, $7.99.) The back story of the murder of Inspector Thomas Lynley’s wife focuses on an abandoned mixed-race family in North London. 1
12* FRESH DISASTERS, by Stuart Woods. (Signet, $9.99.) Stone Barrington, the New York cop turned lawyer, tangles with a mob boss. 1
13 CALDER STORM, by Janet Dailey. (Zebra, $7.99.) A handsome rancher falls in love at first sight with a photographer; Book 10 of the Calder series. 1
14 BREAK NO BONES, by Kathy Reichs. (Pocket, $9.99.) The forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds a fresh skeleton at an Indian burial ground. 1
15 RICOCHET, by Sandra Brown. (Pocket, $9.99.) A detective is attracted to a judge’s wife who he suspects is not telling the truth about a fatal shooting. 1
16 PEGASUS DESCENDING, by James Lee Burke. (Pocket Star, $7.99.) Detective Dave Robicheaux pursues interrelated cases that lead back to the killing of his best friend 25 years earlier. 1
17* DARKFEVER, by Karen Marie Moning. (Dell, $6.99.) A woman travels to Ireland in search of answers about her sister’s death and is drawn into a mystical, dangerous realm of Faery magic. 1
18 ECHO PARK, by Michael Connelly. (Grand Central, $7.99.) Detective Harry Bosch returns to an old unsolved case, with unexpected results. 1
19 COPY CAT, by Erica Spindler. (Mira, $7.99.) The “Sleeping Angel Killer” offers to help a detective solve crimes committed by a copycat murderer. 1
20 DAKOTA BORN, by Debbie Macomber. (Mira, $7.99.) In this reissue of the first book in the Dakota trilogy, a woman returns to the North Dakota town where she spent her childhood vacations.

4 comments:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Tess Gerritsen blogged about the NY Times paperback list earlier this week, which explain the reason:
http://tessgerritsen.com/blog/2007/09/13/it-just-got-easier-to-be-a-bestseller/

Todd Mason said...

Good to see the TIMES list is just as corrupt and irrelevant to actual sales as ever, as per TS's account.

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Steve said...

And 13 of twenty are crime fiction, too. Not bad, unless you're superstitious. Without allowing for overlap, six romances, 1 sci-fi, if you don't mind my using the phrase.