New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 31, 2017
1. The Rooster Bar
Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.
A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.
3. The People vs. Alex Cross
Detective Cross takes on a case even though he has been suspended from the department and taken to federal court to stand trial on murder charges.
4. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.
A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist.
6. Year One
When a pandemic strikes and the world spins into chaos, several travelers head west to find a new life.
7. End Game
Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.
8. Little Fires Everywhere
An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
9. Tom Clancy Power and Empire
President Jack Ryan seeks to identify the hidden forces escalating the tensions between China and the United States.
10. Sleeping Beauties
Stephen King and Owen King
Women who fall asleep become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.
11. Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.
12. Hardcore Twenty-Four
When a homeless man is murdered, the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches for the killer.
13. Two Kinds of Truth
While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.
14. A Column of Fire
A pair of lovers find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.
15. A Gentleman in Moscow
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.
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A version of this list appears in the December 31, 2017 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 16, 2017.
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