BestsellersLast Updated: December 6, 2013
Alex Cross’s family is threatened by a genius intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
2. SYCAMORE ROW
A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”
The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a mobster on the lam.
A small Michigan town is transformed when its residents receive phone calls said to be from heaven.
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private investigators, scrutinize a soldier’s mysterious death in Afghanistan.
6. DOCTOR SLEEP
Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a gift.
In a project conceived by the writer and director J. J. Abrams, the facsimile of a novel published in 1949 encodes a mystery.
A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.
The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly.
Tensions arise when Valentine Roncalli, a Greenwich Village shoe designer, marries a handsome Italian, and the two must balance careers, countries and families. The final book in the Valentine trilogy.
The murder of a computer engineer at M.I.T. leads the Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions.
The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades.
The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante-loving scientist.
A Southern woman’s search for the secrets of her mother’s past leads her to a gas station run by four girls in the Midwest during World War II.
15. WHITE FIRE
Special Agent Pendergast discovers that long-ago killings may be related to arson at a Colorado ski resort.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon probe the disappearance of an American destroyer in 1943.
A multigenerational family saga centers on a brother and sister born in Afghanistan; from the author of “The Kite Runner.”
18. WE ARE WATER
About to marry the woman who is her gallery owner, a divorced artist and mother must confront secrets from her past.
19. THE LUMINARIES
A murder mystery set in 19th-century New Zealand; winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
Six people with intertwined lives struggle to surmount challenges.