Friday, June 25, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers for June 25, 2010

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending June 25th, 2010 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Not much change in the list this week, with the third and final thriller in the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, retaining the top position, though by only a narrow margin. One new title debuts into the top 15 this week and is a likely candidate for the top spot next week!

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Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
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The 16th numbered title in the Stephanie Plum series, Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich, enters the list strongly at number 8.

The Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck ...

Bad luck ...

Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.

Good luck ...

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.

Bad luck ...

Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.

Good luck ...

Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.

Bad luck ...

Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.

Good luck ...

The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky -- the only question is ... with whom?

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The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson61 Hours by Lee ChildDead in the Family by Charlaine HarrisInnocent by Scott Turow

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