New York Times bestsellers

  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 1:49 PM


1. W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam) A homeless man inexplicably leaves $600,000 to Kinsey Millhone.

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

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

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. ROBERT B. PARKER’S DAMNED IF YOU DO, by Michael Brandman. (Putnam) A continuation of Parker’s series featuring Jesse Stone, police chief in Paradise, Mass.

7. SECOND WATCH, by J.A. Jance. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Investigator J.P. Beaumont has disturbing dreams about his early days on the Seattle P.D. and his time in Vietnam.

8. 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.”

9. SOMEONE, by Alice McDermott. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Looking back on the life of an ordinary woman.

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


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

2. STILL FOOLIN’ ’EM, by Billy Crystal. (Holt) The 65-year-old comedian’s reminiscences and complaints about aging.

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

4. EMPTY MANSIONS, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. (Ballantine) The eccentric life of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who died at age 104 in 2011.

5. 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.

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