Friday, October 29, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers for October 29, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending October 29th, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Some shuffling among the top 10 with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson still at number one and last week's featured title, Worth Dying For by Lee Child, moving into the top 4.

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The Confesion by John Grisham
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One new title debuts in position 15: The Confession by John Grisham.

For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.

Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess.

But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonThe Reversal by Michael ConnellyAmerican Assassin by Vince FlynnWorth Dying For by Lee Child

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