New York Times bestellers

  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 2:00 PM


1. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child (Delacorte). Jack Reacher is thrown into jail on trumped-up charges.

2. THE MAYAN SECRETS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry (Putnam). Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-wife treasure-hunting team, discover a Mayan codex.

3. 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.

4. STYXX, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s). Acheron and Styxx, his often-estranged brother, must learn to trust each other in this Dark-Hunter novel.

5. 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.

6. DARK LYCAN, by Christine Feehan (Penguin Group (USA) Inc.). Tatijana of the Dragonseekers encounters Fenris Dalka, who has returned to the Carpathian Mountains.

7. 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.”

8. MADDADDAM, by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday). In the concluding volume of an apocalyptic trilogy, survivors of a manmade plague await the final showdown.

9. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, by Louise Penny (Minotaur). Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sret du Qubec seeks a refuge in the tiny mountain village of Three Pines.

10. 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.


1. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books). Phil’s youngest brother, retired from the Army, works in the Duck Commander workshop.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

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