New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 21, 2018
1. A Spark of Light
The lives of patients, doctors and activists intersect when a gunman holds them all hostage in a woman's health center in Mississippi.
2. Vince Flynn: Red War
When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him.
3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
After posting a video that goes viral, April May must deal with the pressures of becoming an internet sensation.
4. Alaskan Holiday
A Seattleite cook stuck in remote Ponder, Alaska, grapples with her feelings for the local swordsmith.
5. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat
The latest in the Vampire Chronicles series details Prince Lestat's reign over the vampire world.
6. Juror #3
James Patterson and Nancy Allen
Ruby Bozarth defends a college football star charged in a felony case complicated by a second murder.
7. Lethal White
The fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. Detectives Strike and Ellacott investigate a crime a young man may have witnessed as a child; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
8. 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.
9. Uncompromising Honor
The 19th book in the Honor Harrington series. The Star Kingdom's Grand Fleet commander takes on the Solarian League's corrupt leaders and its navy.
10. War of the Wolf
The Saxon Tales series continues as Uhtred of Beddanburg fights a new foe who controls an army of wolf-warriors and wants to rule Northumbria.
Ten years later, figures from a BBC radio producer's past as an M15 recruit in 1940 confront her.
12. Time's Convert
During his lover's journey to immortality, a vampire's past returns to haunt them both.
13. Shadow Tyrants
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Juan Cabrillo and his crew fight two destructive adversaries.
14. The Outsider
A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.
15. In His Father's Footsteps
The son of two Holocaust survivors struggles to become his own person after his marriage falls apart.
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A version of this list appears in the October 21, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 6, 2018.
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