Friday, January 18, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers for January 18, 2008

Mystery BestsellersA list of the top 15 for the week ending January 18, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Assuming the top spot on our list this week is Plum Lucky, the second "between the numbers" mystery (after last year's Plum Lovin') in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Last week's top 4 get shifted down a notch as a result.

Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods
Entering this week in the 8th position is the second book in the Rick Barron series by , Beverly Hills Dead. Set in the 1940s, Rick is a former Beverly Hills cop who's now head of production at a major Hollywood studio. When Rick's friend Sidney Brooks, a successful screenwriter, receives a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, Rick isn't surprised. The witch hunt is spreading, and those under investigation are Rick's closest friends-even his wife, the glamorous starlet Glenna Gleason. Kirkus Reviews states, "Precious little mystery or suspense, but the book's momentum and the blacklist plot line will keep the pages turning."

The Pale Horse by Charles Todd
Moving up into the top 15 this week is the 10th atmospheric mystery in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series by mother and son writing team , A Pale Horse. In the ruins of Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy. Who is this man, and is the investigation into his death being manipulated by a thirst for revenge? Meanwhile, the British War Office is searching for a missing man of their own, someone whose war work was so secret that even Rutledge isn't told his real name or what he did. Here is a puzzle requiring all of Rutledge's daring and skill, for there are layers of lies and deception, while a ruthless killer is determined to hold on to freedom at any cost. states, "A Pale Horse is a brilliantly written mystery, carefully and meticulously plotted. It is highly recommended."

On our bestseller page, we've added an icon next to every title that is available for immediate download onto the Amazon Kindle. To learn about this wireless reading device, visit the Amazon Kindle page for more information.

The top four mystery bestsellers this week are depicted below:

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