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:

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.


Sandra Ruttan said...

Tess Gerritsen blogged about the NY Times paperback list earlier this week, which explain the reason:

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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.