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The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Fiction

New York Times® Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction
May 7, 2017

1. THE FIX
by David Baldacci
The detective Amos Decker (“Memory Man”) witnesses a murder-suicide that turns out to be a matter of national security.

2. THE BLACK BOOK
by James Patterson and David Ellis
After a raid on a brothel that serviced Chicago’s elite, the madam’s black book has disappeared.

3. FAST AND LOOSE
by Stuart Woods
In the 41st Stone Barrington novel, the New York attorney acquires a ruthless, hot-headed enemy.

4. THRAWN
by Timothy Zahn
The origins of Grand Admiral Thrawn, an iconic “Star Wars” villain.

5. ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE
by Mary Higgins Clark
On a luxury cruise ship, a wealthy aristocrat is found murdered, and her emerald necklace is gone.

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

7. THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE
by Jessica Shattuck
The widows of three men killed for attempting to assassinate Hitler take refuge together at the war’s end.

8. TWO FROM THE HEART
by James Patterson and Frank Costantini, Emily Raymond and Brian Sitts
Two stories about the power of stories.

9. ONE PERFECT LIE
by Lisa Scottoline
A high school baseball coach hiding his real identity poses a threat to an idyllic suburban community.

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

11. THE STARS ARE FIRE
by Anita Shreve
A young mother remakes her life after a fire in postwar coastal Maine.

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

13.* THE LOST ORDER
by Steve Berry
In the 12th Cotton Malone thriller, the former Justice Department operative pursues current and historical conspiracies.

14. MISSISSIPPI BLOOD
by Greg Iles
Penn Cage, now the mayor of Natchez, Miss., investigates the secrets of his family and the South in the conclusion to the Natchez Burning trilogy.

15. FALLOUT
by Sara Paretsky
V?.I. Warshawski, the Chicago P.I. follows a case to Lawrence, Kan., where the past turns out to be very present.

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended Apr. 22, 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.