Friday, January 08, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers for January 08, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending January 08, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Another quiet week to start the new year, with little change among the top mystery bestsellers. A thriller that just missed the cut-off last week, however, moves up to 10th position this week.

I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter
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In the 6th Bob Lee Swagger mystery, I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter, four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose ninety-three kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven: everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and forensics to motive, means, and opportunity. Maybe it's a little too perfect.

Nick asks his friend, retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data. Using a skill set no other man on earth possesses, Swagger soon discovers unseen anomalies and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy — one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals. As Swagger penetrates the deepest secrets of the sniper world and its new technology, Nick stands firm in the face of hardball PR initiatives and an inflamed media calling for his ouster.

Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of thinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them.

The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownI, Alex Cross by James PattersonPirate Latitudes by Michael CrichtonU is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

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