Friday, March 12, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers for March 12, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending March 12, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol regains the top position this week after dropping to second place last week, with little change elsewhere on the list. Just one new title debuts this week.

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Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein
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Coming in at number 13 is Hell Gate, the 12th legal thriller featuring assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper by Linda Fairstein.

New York City politics have always been filled with intrigue and behind-the-scenes deals, and now Alex finds her attention torn between investigating a shipwreck that has contraband cargo-human cargo -- and the political sex scandal of a promising New York congressman now fallen from grace.

When Alex discovers that a woman from the wreck and the congressman's lover have the same rose tattoo -- the brand of a "snakehead", a master of a human trafficking operation -- it dawns on her that these cases aren't as unrelated as they seem and that the entire political landscape of New York City could hang in the balance of her investigation. As Alex looks on at the nameless victims in the morgue, she realizes she's looking at the present-day face of New York's long, dark tradition of human trafficking -- a tradition that began hundreds of years ago with slave trade from Africa, now a multimillion-dollar industry that will stop at no cost, even if that cost is Alex's life.

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownSplit Image by Robert B. ParkerThe Man from Beijing by Henning MankellFantasy in Death by J. D. Robb

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