1. The Black Book, by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown) After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, two people are dead and the madam’s black book has disappeared. Who is responsible?

2. Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles. (Morrow/HarperCollins) Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South to save his and his father’s lives in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy.

3. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman. (Norton) A retelling of Norse folklore.

4. Vicious Circle, by C.J. Box. (Putnam) Newly released from prison, Dallas Cates tries to exact revenge on Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, who put him there.

5. If Not For You, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine) An unlikely relationship is tested.

6. The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck. (Morrow/HarperCollins) The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end.

7. Dangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte) A TV correspondent investigates damning allegations against the U.S. vice president.

8. The Cutthroat, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Putnam) In 1911, searching for a young actress who has disappeared, detective Isaac Bell discovers a serial killer.

9. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. (Random House) Visiting the grave of his recently deceased young son in 1862, Lincoln encounters a cemetery full of ghosts.

10. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. (Viking) A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.


1. Old School, by Bill O’Reilly and Bruce Feirstein. (Holt) A defense of “old school” traditional values versus “snowflakes.”

2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. (HarperCollins) A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

3. Killing the Rising Sun, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) “The O’Reilly Factor” host recounts the final years of World War II.

4. A Colony in a Nation, by Chris Hayes. (Norton) The MSNBC host discusses race relations with a focus on the differences in policing in the white nation and its black colony.

5. The Cubs Way, by Tom Verducci. (Crown/Archetype) The transformation of the Chicago Cubs under Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon, and a celebration of their championship.

6. Portraits of Courage, by George W. Bush. (Crown) Paintings with brief biographies of members of the military who have served since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. By the former president.

7. The Magnolia Story, by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. (W Publishing/Thomas Nelson) The lives of the couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

8. Big Agenda, by David Horowitz. (Humanix) A battle plan for the Trump White House. (b)

9. Trump’s War, by Michael Savage. (Center Street) The radio host discusses the challenges President Donald Trump faces as he strives to fulfill his promises. (b)

10. Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau) A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of  “The Daily Show.”

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. Hashimoto’s Protocol, by Izabella Wentz. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) A 90-day plan for reversing thyroid symptoms. (b)

2. How to Be a Bawse, by Lilly Singh. (Ballantine) A guide to conquering life.

3. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. (Running Press) Tips for the doubtful and self-effacing on roaring ahead through life.

4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ----, by Mark Manson. (HarperOne/HarperCollins) How to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and become better at handling adversity. (b)

5. The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) A guide to communicating love in a way that your spouse will understand.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending April 1. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.