Fiction Bestsellers — Week of 5/11

The kids are back on top! A YA title (guess which one?) retakes the number one spot on the USA Today bestseller list.

The USA Today list includes all age levels and formats in a single list. Five YA titles and 3 adult trade paperbacks precede the first adult hardcover fiction title, down at #9.

The following titles are new to the NYT lists dated 5/31 (sales through 5/16) and the USA Today general list dated  5/21 (sales through 5/17):

#9 USA Today, general
#1 NYT

John Sandford has has several NYT bestsellers, but hits #1 for the first time, with the 19th entry in his Prey series.

Wicked Prey
John Sandford
Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 0399155678
ISBN-13: 9780399155673


#13 USA Today, general
#2 NYT

Cemetery Dance
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 0446580295
ISBN-13: 9780446580298


#80 USA Today, general
#15 NYT Paperback Trade Fiction

Star Trek Movie Tie-In
Alan Dean Foster
Price: $15.00
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Star Trek – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 143915886X
ISBN-13: 9781439158869


#143 USA Today, general
#13 NYT Fiction

Road Dogs
Elmore Leonard
Price: $26.99
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-05-01)
ISBN-10: 0061733148
ISBN-13: 9780061733147


#147 USA Today, general
#9 NYT Fiction

Wilbur Smith
Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 0312567243
ISBN-13: 9780312567248


#150 USA Today, general
#10 NYT Fiction
It’s great to see Edgar-Award winner Hart on the NYT list for the first time (his previous titles, Down River (10/07) and King of Lies (5/06), appeared on the extended list). Nab a copy if you can, it’s terrific.

The bookstore chain Books-A-Million endorsed it as their “President’s Pick”; it was selected by independent booksellers for their IndieNext list for May.

The Last Child
John Hart
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 0312359322
ISBN-13: 9780312359324


#29 NYT Fiction, extended

This marks the British historical novelist’s first time on the NYT list. It is the 19th in her Falco series, set in 1st C Rome. In this one, Falco travels to Alexandria where he investigates the death of the librarian of  the great library.

Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
Lindsey Davis
Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books – (2009-05-12)
ISBN-10: 0312379013
ISBN-13: 9780312379018

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