New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 2:20 PM

FICTION

1. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith. (Mullholland Books/Little, Brown.) A detective probes a supermodel’s suicide; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

2. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown.) When he begins to investigate a friend’s mysterious death, a man discovers that she was leading a double life.

3. INFERNO, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday.) Symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.

4. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead.) A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”

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

6. HOTSHOT, by Julie Garwood. (Dutton.) Surrounded by enemies who want her to fail in the resort business, Peyton Lockhart calls on Finn MacBain, a childhood friend who once saved her life and is now an FBI agent.

7. THE ENGLISH GIRL, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, steps in to help the British prime minister.

8. THE LAST WITNESS, by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. (Putnam.) Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne searches for a crucial witness who has gone into hiding; a Badge of Honor novel.

9. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, by Neil Gaiman. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl.

10. THE COMPANIONS, by R.A. Salvatore. (Wizards of the Coast.) Book 1 of a new fantasy series, “The Sundering.”

NONFICTION

1. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan. (Random House.) A biography of Jesus of Nazareth presents him in the context of his times as the leader of a revolutionary movement.

2. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

3. THIS TOWN, by Mark Leibovich. (Blue Rider.) An examination of Washington’s “media-industrial complex” by the chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.

4. INFILTRATED, by Jay W. Richards. (McGraw-Hill Education.) An argument that financial reformers have infiltrated American institutions and are waging war against free enterprise. (b)

5. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach. (Howard Books.) The Duck Commander pays tribute to “faith, family and ducks.”

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