1. CONCEALED IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (Putnam) Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case when the demolition of a building that once sheltered troubled teenagers reveals skeletons hidden in the walls; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
2. PRIVATE L.A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown) Shocking truths emerge after a high-powered celebrity couple disappear from their luxurious ranch and Jack Morgan and Justine Smith are secretly flown in to search for them.
3. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
4. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.
5. LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY, by David Weber. (Tor/Tom Doherty) In Book 7 of the Safehold science-fiction series, the empire of Charis fights for self-determination.
6. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House) An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and discovers sparks of creativity and desire.
7. ONE MORE THING, by B.J. Novak. (Knopf) Humorous stories from the writer and actor (“The Office”).
8. KILLER, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine) Psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a child custody dispute that escalates into murder.
9. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
10. MOVING TARGET, by J.A. Jance. (Touchstone) Ali Reynolds discovers a connection between an attack on a jailed computer hacker and a cold-case murder in Britain.
1. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
2. DUTY, by Robert M. Gates. (Knopf) The former defense secretary recounts his experience serving President Obama and former president George W. Bush during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
3. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) An Olympic runner’s story of survival after his plane went down over the Pacific in World War II and he was imprisoned by the Japanese.
4. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing the planet’s current spasm of plant and animal loss.
5. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.
6. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.