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The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Fiction

New York Times® Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction
February 26, 2017

1. NORSE MYTHOLOGY
by Neil Gaiman
A retelling of Norse folklore.

2. ECHOES IN DEATH
by J. D. Robb
Lt. Eve Dallas of the N.Y.P.D. investigates a fatal home invasion. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

3. NEVER NEVER
by James Patterson and Candice Fox
Harriet Blue, a Sydney sex crimes detective, is sent to the outback (the never never) to investigate the disappearance of a mine worker. The first in a new series.

4. THE WHISTLER
by John Grisham
A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.

5. RIGHT BEHIND YOU
by Lisa Gardner
The former F.B.I. profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, foster a girl whose older brother murdered their drunken father. Now, eight years later, he has killed again.

6. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.

7. TWO BY TWO
by Nicholas Sparks
A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.

8. THE GIRL BEFORE
by J P Delaney
A sadistic architect builds a modern house that controls its (young, female) inhabitants in this psychological thriller, soon to be a major motion picture.

9. MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE
by Sophie Kinsella
A young woman fired from her job in London is forced to reconsider the meaning of success.

10. UNIVERSAL HARVESTER
by John Darnielle
A mystery/thriller set in Iowa.

11.* SMALL GREAT THINGS
by Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.

12. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
by Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

13. THE MISTRESS
by Danielle Steel
The beautiful mistress of a Russian oligarch yearns for freedom.

14. COMMONWEALTH
by Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families remade by divorce.

15. BORN OF VENGEANCE
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
In the next installment of the League series, the youngest son of the Korvarian emperor seeks revenge for the slaughter of his family.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Feb. 11, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.