New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 7, 2018
1. 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.
2. Juror #3
James Patterson and Nancy Allen
Ruby Bozarth defends a college football star charged in a felony case complicated by a second murder.
3. Time's Convert
During his lover's journey to immortality, a vampire's past returns to haunt them both.
4. Sea Prayer
A father reflects on the life he and his son left behind in Syria, and the dangers of the journey before them.
5. Shadow Tyrants
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Juan Cabrillo and his crew fight two destructive adversaries.
6. Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel
J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a mysterious act of terror.
7. 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.
8. In His Father's Footsteps
The son of two Holocaust survivors struggles to become his own person after his marriage falls apart.
9. The President is Missing
Bill Clinton and James Patterson
President Jonathan Duncan takes on adversaries at home and abroad.
10. 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.
11. The Outsider
A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.
12. The Forbidden Door
Jane Hawk, a former F.B.I. agent, must stop a secret group using mind-control technology.
13. 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
14. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
15. The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The final volume of the author's novel set in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Alicia Gris uncovers a conspiracy in Spanish history.
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A version of this list appears in the October 7, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 22, 2018.