Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of September 24, 2017

  1.   LEGACY OF SPIES by John le Carré. Peter Guillam, formerly of the British Secret Service, is pulled out of retirement to defend intelligence operations during the cold war that resulted in the deaths of people close to him.

  2. SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a professional gossip who dabbled in blackmail; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

  3.  ENEMY OF THE STATE by Kyle Mills. Vince Flynn's character Mitch Rapp leaves the C.I.A. to go on a manhunt when the nephew of a Saudi King finances a terrorist group.
  4.  Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton. The 25th Kinsey Millhone mystery novel. A former student from an elite private school is released from prison and a sociopath returns to haunt the detective.
  5.  GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny. When a body is discovered in Three Pines, Chief Superintendent Gamache regrets not acting on a hunch.
  6.  THE RIGHT TIME by Danielle Steel. The author Alexandra Winslow, writing under the pseudonym Alexander Green, creates a double life that isolates her.
  7.  THE WESTERN STAR by Craig Johnson. The 13th Walt Longmire novel. A parole hearing of a serial killer and the decades-old memory of a train ride with Wyoming sheriffs put Longmire on a collision course between past and present.

  8.  CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.
  9.  DARK LEGACY by Christine Feehan. Emeline Sanchez fights to recover from exchanging blood with a master vampire, even as she tries to heal the children she saved from him. A Carpathian novel.
  10.  THE STORE by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo. Two New York writers go undercover to expose the secrets of a powerful retailer.
  11.  SEEING RED by Sandra Brown. The TV journalist Kerra Bailey and former federal agent John Trapper join forces to expose a web of conspiracy behind a hotel bombing in Dallas.

  12.  PROOF OF LIFE by J. A. Jance. When J. P. Beaumont is asked to investigate the death of his nemesis, it leads to an old case once thought solved.
  13.  MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent. A remarkably self-sufficient 14-year-old girl must fight to save herself from her abusive survivalist father.

  14.  BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate. A prominent South Carolina lawyer, researching her grandmother’s past, learns about a real-life Tennessee orphanage that kidnapped children and placed them for adoption with wealthy people.
  15.  THE GOLDEN HOUSE by Salman Rushdie. The septuagenarian billionaire Nero Golden moves into Greenwich Village with his three sons and gets entangled with a sleek Russian expat.  

     Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists