A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending May 08, 2009 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.
Somewhat surprisingly, there was no change in the top 2 with First Family by David Baldacci and Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith retaining the same positions they held last week. A highly anticipated mystery, one which has been on the pre-order bestseller list for months, debuts this week.
Entering the list at number 10 is the ninth mystery in the Southern Vampire series, Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. For Sookie Stackhouse, the day to day activities of the vampire and were communities in and around Bon Temps, Louisiana, are of vital interest. She's blood-bound to the leader of the vamps, a friend to the local were pack, works for a man who is shifter, and has a brother who is a were-panther. But for most of the humans in Bon Temps, the vamps are mysterious seductive creatures -- and they don't even know about the weres. Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first it seems to go well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found in the parking lot of the bar where Sookie works. The victim is someone she knows, so she feels compelled to discover who-human or otherwise-did the deed. But what she doesn't realize is that there is a far greater danger than the killer threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings -- older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werewolves -- is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle. (MBN note: The Southern Vampire mysteries are the basis for the popular True Blood series on HBO. The 1st season of True Blood will be released on DVD on May 19, 2009.)
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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:
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