New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: September 10, 2013 - 2:12 PM


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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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. THE THIRD KINGDOM, by Terry Goodkind (Tor/Tom Doherty). A sequel to “The Omen Machine.”

6. NIGHT FILM, by Marisha Pessl (Random House). Investigators pursue a master horror film auteur after his daughter is found dead.

7. THE BONE SEASON, by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury). A young clairvoyant discovers her powers in a dystopian England in 2059; the first pick of the “Today” show book club.

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

9. THE KILL LIST, by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam). An Arabic-speaking Marine major known as the Tracker pursues a terrorist who radicalizes young Muslims living abroad.

10. THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn/Putnam). A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter she was not meant to read.


1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions). The talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation offers 11 proposals for returning to America’s founding principles.

2. 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.

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

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

5. EXPOSED, by Jane Velez-Mitchell (Morrow/HarperCollins). The story of Jodi Arias, who was convicted of murdering her boyfriend, Travis Alexander.

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