Friday, December 26, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers for December 26, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending December 26, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

's latest Alex Cross thriller, retakes the top spot this week nudging Scarpetta by into second place. The Private Patient (Adam Dalgliesch) by , and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by retain their respective third and fourth positions from last week.

Show No Fear by Perri O'Shaughnessy

New on the list this week but actually debuting at 22 last week is the 12th mystery in the Nina Reilly series by Perri O'Shaughnessy, Show No Fear. Working as a paralegal and attending law school at night, Nina has her hands full. She's fighting for custody of her young son Bob and overseeing a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of her mother, Virigina Reilly, whose health is rapidly declining after she suffered complications from an acupuncture procedure. But Nina's personal stresses are ramped up when a local tragedy plunges Nina into a hunt for a killer -- a killer only she believes exists. When a woman falls to her death off a bridge near Big Sur, Nina suspects there is more to the accident than the authorities are saying. Embarking on her solitary quest for the truth and stirring up trouble along the way, Nina catches the killer's attention -- and the only official help Nina gets is from homicide cop Paul van Wagoner. Now, moving dangerously close to the shattering truth, Nina finds the missing link in the shadowy case only when she recognizes a crucial, overlooked fact: sometimes people bury their secret desires, even from those who love them the most.

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

Cross Country by James PattersonScarpetta by Patricia CornwellThe Private Patient by P. D. JamesThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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