New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 22, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. Vendetta in Death
J. D. Robb
The 49th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas looks into the misdeeds of a wealthy businessman while a vigilante named Lady Justice uses disguises to avenge women who were wronged.
3. This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger
Four orphans escape a Minnesota school and encounter a cross-section of different people struggling during the Great Depression.
4. The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled
A traveler discovers mysteries hidden behind seven locked doors.
5. A Better Man
The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.
6. The Girl Who Lived Twice
Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
7. The Secrets We Kept
During the Cold War, members of the C.I.A.'s typing pool aid its mission to smuggle the banned book
behind the Iron Curtain.
8. The Inn
James Patterson and Candice Fox
A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.
9. The Dark Side
Painful childhood memories surface for Zoe Morgan when she has a child of her own.
10. The Turn of the Key
A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.
11. Dark Illusion
The 33rd book in the Carpathian series. A mage and an ancient warrior must stop a threat against all Carpathians.
12. One Good Deed
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
13. The Nickel Boys
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
14. Old Bones
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party during the 1840s.
15. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
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A version of this list appears in the September 22, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 7, 2019.
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