New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 16, 2018
1. The Fall of Gondolin
J. R. R. Tolkien
Thousands of years before the events of
Lord of the Rings,
a hero named Tuor visits a secret city. Edited by Christopher Tolkien
2. Texas Ranger
James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
Rory Yates's job and reputation are at risk when he is accused of killing his ex-wife.
3. The President is Missing
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home and abroad.
4. The Outsider
A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.
A pilot navigates treacherous situations when he attempts to deliver a mysterious black box to a doctor in Georgia.
6. Pieces of Her
When a violent incident reveals her mother's secret past, Andrea Oliver searches for clues to save her.
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
8. Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel
The 29th book in the Dark-Hunter series. A trained slayer forms alliances with enemies.
9. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
10. There There
A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.
11. Magic Triumphs
The 10th book in the Kate Daniels series. After starting a family with a former Beast Lord, Kate faces the threat of war from an ancient enemy.
12. The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
13. Little Fires Everywhere
An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
14. The Other Woman
Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and assassin, fights the Russians to decide the fate of postwar global order.
Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato must solve a murder and handle a reverse sex discrimination suit against their firm.
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A version of this list appears in the September 16, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 1, 2018.