A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending September 24th, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.
Although there were a lot of ups and downs this week, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson continues to dominate, once again topping the bestseller list. Two new titles debut.
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Enter the list in 10th position is Bad Blood, the fourth mystery in the Virgil Flowers series by John Sandford.
One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator -- and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down ... and the next day the boy is found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure, and as he investigates he begins to uncover a multi-generation, multi-family conspiracy -- a series of crimes of such monstrosity that, though he's seen an awful lot in his life, even he has difficulty in comprehending it ... and in figuring out what to do next.
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Just making the list in 15th position is Santa Fe Edge, the fourth mystery in the Ed Eagle series by Stuart Woods.
Ed Eagle, the six-foot-seven, take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, is no stranger to murder, corruption or organized crime -- both north and south of the border. His home in Santa Fe, a picturesque, high-desert town, where the wealthy enjoy the good life, seems like a welcome retreat from the grit and crime of big cities, but looks can be deceiving, and trouble has a way of finding its way to Ed's law offices.
A puzzling murder in a golfer's hacienda brings in a new client for Ed, but while his time is spent unraveling the complex web of sex, money and false identity, a much more dangerous threat lurks. A ruthless and implacable enemy who has proved more than a match for him in the past has returned to Santa Fe, and this time she wants nothing less than all-out retribution.
From the seamy prisons of Mexico to the glamorous movies sets of L.A. and the lush and exclusive resorts of Santa Fe, Ed Eagle and his team of private investigators must hunt or be hunted.
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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:
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