Friday, July 18, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers for July 18, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending July 11, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

The latest mystery by to feature Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux, Swan Peak, moves into the top rank of bestsellers this week, but 's 14th mystery featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Fearless Fourteen retains the number 1 spot.

Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner

Two new titles enter the list this week. Debuting at number 13 is Say Goodbye, the 2nd mystery by featuring rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy whose latest case all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true—but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care. As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren’t exactly Kimberly’s specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant—she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly’s own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it’s all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened. Kimberly’s caught in a web more lethal than any spider’s, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she’s trapped. What she doesn’t know is that she’s close—too close—to a psychopath who makes women’s nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won’t be long before it’s time for Kimberly. Publishers Weekly calls Say Goodbye "engaging if highly disturbing" and adds, "Gardner delivers a satisfying resolution in line with what her fans have come to expect: a suspenseful freak show wrapped up with a neatly tied bow."

Killer View by Ridley Pearson

Just below at number 14 is Killer View, the second thriller by Ridley Pearson featuring Idaho lawman Walt Fleming. When a skier goes missing at Sun Valley's Galena Summit, Walt quickly assembles his crack search-and-rescue team and heads out into the snowy night. Despite the treacherous conditions, Walt and his group, including deputy Tommy Brandon and Walt's best friend, Mark Aker, set off on skis, accompanied by highly trained search dogs. Within minutes, something goes horribly wrong: a shot rings out, and one of their team is dead. By morning, Mark Aker has disappeared. Torn between professional responsibility and the desperate urge to find his friend, Walt is further challenged by an unexplained illness at a local water-bottling plant that sends workers to the hospital and sets off biohazard warnings. Following threads of questionable evidence through the glitter of Sun Valley leads Walt to an unlikely—and darker—source, and reveals a crime played out on a much larger scale than he originally envisioned. Waist-deep in snow and knee-deep in lies, the life of his friend in the balance, Walt begins to suspect that the whole operation is controlled by people of great wealth and power, which leaves him where he started: out in the cold. Publishers Weekly calls Killer View a "tension-filled sequel" and adds "Pearson's relentless sense of pacing and serpentine plot will have readers furiously turning pages until the end."

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

Fearless Fourteen by Janet EvanovichSwan Peak by James Lee BurkeChasing Darkness by Robert CraisNothing to Lose by Lee Child

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