New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 4, 2022
1. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
2. The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel
The seventh book in the Mistborn series. The fate of millions depends on a decision by the frontier lawman turned big-city senator Waxillium Ladrian.
3. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
4. Desert Star
Ballard and Bosch bury old resentments as they go after two killers.
Musicians from different backgrounds are attracted to each other and a mother flees with her son from an abusive husband.
6. Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine
The 29th book in the Stephanie Plum series. The man who abducted the office manager at Vinnie's Bail Bonds demands a mysterious coin in exchange for her.
7. No Plan B: A Jack Reacher Novel
The 27th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher goes after a killer but is unaware of the bigger implications.
8. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
9. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
10. Triple Cross
Detective Alex Cross and the true-crime author Thomas Tull search for a serial killer known as the Family Man.
11. Long Shadows
The seventh book in the Memory Man series. Decker works with a new partner to investigate a double homicide.
12. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
13. Our Missing Hearts
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner goes on a quest to find his mother, a Chinese American poet whose work he was taught to disavow.
14. The Passenger
The first of a two-volume story. Bobby Western discovers things have gone missing from a jet in an underwater crash site, including the 10th passenger.
15. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
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A version of this list appears in the December 4, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 19, 2022.