Friday, September 26, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers for September 26, 2008

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending September 26, 2008 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Assuming the top spot this week is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the first book in The Millennium Trilogy by the late . [MBN note: Read our review of .]

When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

New on this list this week and coming in at number 7 is When Will There Be Good News?, the 3rd mystery in the Jackson Brodie series by . On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever ... On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound ... At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency ... Publishers Weekly calls When Will There Be Good News? "stellar" and adds, "A lesser author would buckle under so many story lines, but Atkinson juggles them brilliantly, simultaneously tying up loose ends from One Good Turn and opening new doors for further Brodie misadventures."

Heat Lightning by John Sandford

Debuting at number 9 is Heat Lightning, the 2nd mystery featuring Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers by . It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one, if you're keeping count), when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater -- two shots to the head, found near a veteran's memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth. Exactly like the body they found last week. The more Flowers works the murders, the more convinced he is that someone's keeping a list, and that the list could have a lot more names on it. If he could only find out what connects them all ... and then he does, and he's almost sorry he did. Because if it's true, then this whole thing leads down a lot more trails than he thought -- and every one of them is booby-trapped.

Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods

Finally, entering the list at number 11 is Hot Mahogany, the 14th mystery thriller featuring attorney Stone Barrington by . One night at Elaine’s, Stone -- back in Manhattan after chasing down the bad guys in the Caribbean -- meets Barton Cabot, older brother of his sometime ally, CIA boss Lance Cabot. Barton’s career in army intelligence is even more top secret than his brother’s, but he’s suffering from amnesia following a random act of violence. Amnesia is a dangerous thing in a man whose memory is chockfull of state secrets, so Lance hires Stone to watch Barton’s back. As Stone discovers, Barton is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture. The genteel world of antiques and coin dealers at first seems a far cry from Stone’s usual underworld of mobsters, murderers, and spies. But Barton also is a man with a past, and one event in particular -- in the jungles of Vietnam more than thirty years earlier -- is coming back to haunt his present in ways he’d never expected. Stone soon finds out that Barton, and some shady characters of his acquaintance, may be hiding a lot more than just a few forged antiques.

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonSilks by Dick Francis and Felix FrancisDevil Bones by Kathy ReichsMoscow Rules by Daniel Silva

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