New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 10, 2023
1. Iron Flame by Rebecca YarrosThe second book in the Empyrean series. Violet Sorrengail's next round of training might require her to betray the man she loves.
2. Fourth Wing by Rebecca YarrosViolet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders.
3. The Exchange: After The Firm by John GrishamIn a sequel to The Firm, Mitch McDeere, who is now a partner at the world's largest law firm, gets caught up in a sinister plot.
4. Inheritance by Nora RobertsAfter the death of her mysterious uncle, a graphic designer receives an inheritance that stipulates she must live in a haunted Victorian house for at least three years.
5. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusA scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
6. The Little Liar by Mitch AlbomThe actions of an 11-year-old boy help facilitate the delivery of Jewish residents, including his family, to Auschwitz.
8. Holly by Stephen KingThe private detective Holly Gibney investigates whether a married pair of octogenarian academics had anything to do with Bonnie Dahl's disappearance.
9. Alex Cross Must Die by James PattersonThe 32nd book in the Alex Cross series. When a jet is gunned down, Cross goes back into action.
10. The Edge by David BaldacciThe second book in the 6:20 Man series. Travis Devine investigates the murder of the C.I.A. operative Jenny Silkwell in rural Maine.
11. Dirty Thirty by Janet EvanovichThe 30th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Plum tracks a local jeweler's former security guard and has an overnight stakeout with relatives.
12. Resurrection Walk by Michael ConnellyThe seventh book in the Lincoln Lawyer series. Haller and Bosch team up to prove the innocence of a woman in prison for killing her husband.
13. The Ball at Versailles by Danielle SteelFour young women are invited to an event, which may change their lives, at the Palace of Versailles in the summer of 1959.
14. The Secret by Lee Child and Andrew ChildThe 28th book in the Jack Reacher series. It's 1992 and Reacher looks into the cause of a string of mysterious deaths.
15. Demon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverWinner of a 2023 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A reimagining of Charles Dickens's David Copperfield set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.