A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending May 23, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.
Debuting at number 12 this week is The Front by Patricia Cornwell featuring the characters she introduced in her 2006 thriller At Risk. Massachusetts District Attorney Monique Lamont has a special job for state investigator Win Garano. As part of a new public relations campaign about the dangers of declining neighborhoods, she's sending him to Watertown to "come up with a drama," and she thinks she knows just the case that will serve. Garano is very skeptical, because he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up in order that they don't have to be so dependent on the state—much to Lamont's anger. He senses a much deeper agenda here—but he has no idea just how deep it goes. In the days that follow, he'll find that Lamont's task, and the places it leads him, will resemble a house of mirrors—everywhere he turns, he's not quite sure if what he's seeing is true.
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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:
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