Friday, May 20, 2011

Mystery Bestsellers for May 20, 2011

Bestselling Hardcover Mystery Books

A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending May 20th, 2011 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.

The 11th Southern Vampire mystery, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, retains its spot atop this list this week. Another title, which debuted last week, moves into the top 15.

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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
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Moving up from 26 to 9 is The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, the 7th mystery to feature Norwegian police detective Harry Hole (though only the 4th to be published in English).

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

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