Friday, July 20, 2007

Mystery Bestsellers for July 20, 2007

Mystery BestsellersA list of the top ten for the week ending July 20, 2007 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

by James Patterson, by Janet Evanovich, and by Michael Connelly maintain their positions as the top three bestselling mysteries this week.

The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee BurkeNew on the list this week: , the 16th book in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series by James Lee Burke. In the waning days of summer 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to . In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city. Publishers Weekly calls The Tin Roof Blowdown "meticulously textured" and adds, "Burke showcases all that was both right and wrong in our response to this national disaster, proving along the way that nobody captures the spirit of Gulf Coast Louisiana better." Library Journal states that this book is "[t]he best Robicheaux novel of the past several years."

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