New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 15, 2017
1. Sleeping Beauties
Stephen King and Owen King
In a small Appalachian town, women who fall asleep don't wake up and become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.
2. Don't Let Go
Det. Napoleon Dumas investigates a murder and uncovers clues about the disappearance of his high school love and the death of his twin brother 15 years ago.
3. A Column of Fire
The lovers Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between English Catholics and Protestants while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.
4. The Cuban Affair
A Miami lawyer solicits an Army veteran to go on a secret mission to recover $60 million stashed away in Cuba.
James Patterson and James O. Born
A detective from New York takes his family on a vacation in Maine and is enlisted by local cops to help solve a crime in the woods.
6. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
Lisbeth Salander teams up with an investigative journalist to uncover the secrets of her childhood. A continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
7. To Be Where You Are
The 14th novel in the Mitford series. Three generations of Kavanaghs face changes in their lives.
8. A Legacy of Spies
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.
9. Enemy of the State
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.
10. Little Fires Everywhere
An artist with a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
11. Y is for Yesterday
The 25th Kinsey Millhone mystery novel.
12. The Romanov Ransom
Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
Sam and Remi Fargo search for two missing filmmakers in North Africa and uncover a group seeking to create the Fourth Reich.
13. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
14. A Gentleman in Moscow
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
15. Sing, Unburied, Sing
A 13 year-old boy comes of age in Mississippi while his black mother takes him and his toddler sister to pick up their white father, who is getting released from the state penitentiary.
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A version of this list appears in the October 15, 2017 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 30, 2017.
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