A list of the top 15 mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending June 17th, 2011 has been posted by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.
Some minor swapping of positions within the top 10 — but no change in the books that represent it — with Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris firmly at the top spot. One new title enters the list this week.
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Entering the list in the 11th spot is the latest James Bond thriller Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver.
James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan war, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary.
A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week:
Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.
And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission ...
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