New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 27, 2022
1. Desert Star
Ballard and Bosch bury old resentments as they go after two killers.
2. The Boys from Biloxi
Two childhood friends follow in their fathers' footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. Triple Cross
Detective Alex Cross and the true-crime author ThomasTull search for a serial killer known as the Family Man.
Musicians from different backgrounds are attracted to each other and a mother flees with her son from an abusive husband.
8. Mad Honey
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee's son gets accused of killing his crush.
9. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
10. Demon Copperhead
A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
11. Long Shadows
The seventh book in the Memory Man series. Decker works with a new partner to investigate a double homicide.
12. 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.
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 Cloisters
A woman assigned to the Met Cloisters discovers a 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might help predict the future.
Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.
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A version of this list appears in the November 27, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 12, 2022.