A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending April 22nd, 2011 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.
No change at the top, with Michael Connelly's 4th Mickey Haller legal thriller, The Fifth Witness, retaining the number one spot this week. Two new titles enter the list this week.
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The 11th Southern Vampire mystery featuring Sookie Stackhouse, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, debuts at number 8.
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows ...
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Debuting in 11th position is the tenth Women's Murder Club thriller, The 10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals -- but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life -- a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family.
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