1. The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) Renée Ballard, a young detective with the LAPD, investigates crimes against two women.

2. Camino Island, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.

3. The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware. (Scout) Four school friends reunite as their long-held secret threatens to emerge.

4. House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. (Harper) Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues an ISIS mastermind.

5. Paradise Valley, by C.J. Box. (Minotaur) A North Dakota investigator pursues a trucker who preys on prostitutes.

6. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. (Riverhead) In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

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

8. Mrs. Fletcher, by Tom Perrotta. (Scribner) A divorced woman has a sexual awakening in the digital age.

9. Crime Scene, by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman. (Ballantine) Clay Edison, a deputy coroner and former star athlete, investigates a possible murder.

10. Murder Games, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown) An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.


1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken. (Twelve) A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer.

2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Norton) A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

3. 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.

4. Conscience of a Conservative, by Jeff Flake. (Random House) An Arizona senator defends traditional conservative values, says the movement has lost its way and calls for a return to principle.

5. Devil’s Bargain, by Joshua Green. (Penguin Press) A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

6. Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. (Knopf) Insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

7. The Big Lie, by Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery) Conservative commentator argues that the U.S. left is a fascist threat. (b)

8. Rediscovering Americanism, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions) Radio host argues that the founding fathers would be shocked by the expansion of modern government. (b)

9. Understanding Trump, by Newt Gingrich. (Center Street) The former House speaker explains the president’s philosophy and political agenda. (b)

10. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann. (Doubleday) The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

Advice, How-To, Miscellaneous

1. 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)

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

3. Ready or Not! by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. (Andrews McMeel) Paleo recipes for the time-pressed. (b)

4. Dream Differently, by Vince M. Bertram. (Regnery) Author argues that college students should take STEM classes. (b)

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

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending Aug. 5. 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.