The NYT Best Sellers List

The New York Times Best Sellers List

Hardcover Fiction

20 January 2013

Gone Girl


  1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
  2. EMPIRE AND HONOR, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.  An O.S.S. agent’s plan to help his German intelligence counterparts reach Argentina encounters trouble; Book 7 of the Honour Bound series.
  3. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham.  An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange information about a murdered federal judge for his freedom.
  4. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. The military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of “Zero Day,” probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.
  5. THREAT VECTOR, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. As China threatens to invade Taiwan, the covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. aids his father’s administration — but his agency is no longer secret.
  6. THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, by Ayana Mathis. Fifty-some years in the life of an African-American family, starting with Hattie Shepherd, who leaves Georgia for Philadelphia in 1923.
  7. CROSS ROADS, by Wm. Paul Young. A comatose businessman encounters Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God; from the author of “The Shack.”
  8. SHADOW WOMAN, by Linda Howard. A woman’s inexplicable strange memories and altered appearance result from a far-reaching conspiracy.
  9. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN, by Janet Evanovich. The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tracks down a con man who disappeared from a hospital.
  10. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.
  11. THE BLACK BOX, by Michael Connelly.  The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch links a recent crime to the killing of a photographer amid the 1992 race riots.
  12. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS,by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross confronts both a hostage situation and a terrorist act at Christmas.
  13. THE ROUND HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich. A Native American family faces the ramifications of a vicious crime.
  14. TWO GRAVES, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast pursues a serial killer as well as his abducted wife.
  15. THE LAST MAN, by Vince Flynn. The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp searches for a missing C.I.A. asset amid treachery in Afghanistan.


Last week’s list:

Jan 13, 2013

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