Friday, June 13, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers for June 13, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending June 13, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

's 18th mystery in the Lucas Davenport series, Phantom Prey, remains atop the bestseller list this week with 's 12th mystery in the Jack Reacher series, Nothing to Lose, moves into the top 4.

The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver

Coming in at number 11 this week is The Broken Window, the 8th mystery in the Lincoln Rhyme series by . When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect -- too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed. At the behest of Arthur's wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance -- despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme's team realizes this "perfect" evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation. An information service company -- the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp -- seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and coverups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub "522." When "522" learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Publishers Weekly calls The Broken Window "entertaining", adding "[t]he topical subject matter makes the story line particularly compelling, while longtime fans will relish Deaver's intimate exploration of a tragedy from Rhyme's adolescence."

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

Phantom Prey by John SandfordCareless in Red by Elizabeth GeorgeNothing to Lose by Lee ChildThe Whole Truth by David Baldacci

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