New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 4:37 PM

W.E.B. Griffin's "Empire and Honor"

FICTION

1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

2. EMPIRE AND HONOR, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. (Putnam, $27.95.) An OSS agent’s plan to help his German intelligence counterparts reach Argentina encounters trouble; Book 7 of the Honor Bound series.

3. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom.

4. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.)

Military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of “Zero Day,” probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.

5. THREAT VECTOR, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Putnam, $28.95.) As China threatens to invade Taiwan, covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. aids his father’s administration — but his agency is no longer secret.

6. THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis. (Knopf, $24.95.) Fifty-some years in the life of an African-American family, starting with Hattie Shepherd, who leaves Georgia for Philadelphia in 1923.

7. CROSS ROADS, by Wm. Paul Young. (FaithWords, $24.99.) A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God; from the author of “The Shack.”

8. SHADOW WOMAN, by Linda Howard. (Ballantine, $27.) A woman’s inexplicable strange memories and altered appearance result from a far-reaching conspiracy.

9. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.)

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tracks down a con man who disappeared from a hospital.

10(x). THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J.K. Rowling. (Little, Brown, $35.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.

NON-FICTION

1. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

3. THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY, by Jared Diamond. (Viking, $36.) The author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel” examines what we can learn from traditional societies.

4. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.

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