New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 24, 2023
The private detective Holly Gibney investigates whether a married pair of octogenarian academics had anything to do with Bonnie Dahl's disappearance.
2. Fourth Wing
Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
3. Payback in Death
J. D. Robb
The 57th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas look into the death of an internal affairs captain.
4. Tom Lake
Three daughters, who return to their family orchard in the spring of 2020, learn about their mother's relationship with a famous actor.
5. The River We Remember
William Kent Krueger
Suspicions and accusations complicate a sheriff's investigation of a wealthy landowner's murder in a small Minnesota town in 1958.
6. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
7. Demon Copperhead
Winner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens's
set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
8. The Fraud
In 1873, a Scottish housekeeper to a once-famous novelist is captivated by a trial in which a lower-class butcher from Australia claims to be the rightful heir of a sizable estate and title.
9. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
Secrets held by the residents of a dilapidated neighborhood come to life when a skeleton is found at the bottom of a well.
10. The Covenant of Water
Three generations of a family living on South India's Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning.
11. Tom Clancy: Weapons Grade
Jack Ryan Jr. witnesses a professional hit and gets caught up in the cold case of a college student who vanished.
12. The Longmire Defense
The 19th book in the Longmire series. A rifle connected to a cold case once belonged to Walt's grandfather.
13. Look Out for the Little Guy
Scott Lang with Rob Kutner
A fictional memoir that appears in the movie
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
14. Amazing Grace Adams
A 45-year-old woman determines to remind others of how they once perceived her.
15. The Breakaway
As her wedding to a man she met at a childhood weight-loss camp approaches, Abby goes on a cycling trip to Niagara Falls in a group that includes an old fling.
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A version of this list appears in the September 24, 2023 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 9, 2023.
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