New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 23, 2018
1. Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel
J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a mysterious act of terror.
2. In His Father's Footsteps
The son of two Holocaust survivors struggles to become his own person after his marriage falls apart.
3. The President is Missing
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home and abroad.
4. 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.
5. Depth of Winter
Sheriff Longmire takes on the head of a drug cartel in a remote area of the northern Mexican desert.
6. 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
7. The Outsider
A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.
8. Dark Sentinel
The 32nd book in the Carpathian series. Andor Katona tries to convince Lorraine Peters of their immortal bond.
9. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
10. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
A pilot navigates treacherous situations when he attempts to deliver a mysterious black box to a doctor in Georgia.
12. Pieces of Her
When a violent incident reveals her mother's secret past, Andrea Oliver searches for clues to save her.
13. There There
A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.
14. Timeless: A Drizzt Novel
R. A. Salvatore
Zaknafein and Drizzt must overcome their differences to protect their loved ones.
15. Field of Bones
J. A. Jance
Sheriff Joanna Brady oversees the complex investigation of a multiple homicide.
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A version of this list appears in the September 23, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 8, 2018.