New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 11, 2020
1. The Book of Two Ways
After surviving a plane crash, a death doula travels to Egypt to reconnect with an old flame who is an archaeologist.
2. The Evening and the Morning
In a prequel to
The Pillars of the Earth,
a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.
3. The Coast-to-Coast Murders
James Patterson and J.D. Barker
A detective and an F.B.I. agent are baffled by a cross-country killing spree.
4. Vince Flynn: Total Power
When America's power grid is shut down, Mitch Rapp goes after a cyber terrorist.
5. Next to Last Stand
The 16th book in the Longmire series. A million dollars in a shoebox and a piece of a painting might be clues to an art heist.
6. The Vanishing Half
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
7. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
8. One by One
An avalanche tests the bonds of coworkers from a London-based tech startup on a corporate retreat in the French Alps.
9. Troubled Blood
The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series. A decades-old cold case might be connected to a serial killer; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
10. The Harbinger II: The Return
Nouriel, Ana Goren and a figure known as "the prophet" return as revelations are unlocked.
11. All the Devils Are Here
The 16th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. When his billionaire godfather is attacked, Gamache uncovers secrets hidden throughout Paris.
12. Anxious People
A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.
13. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Navarez might be the only one who can save the Earth and its colonies from being destroyed.
14. Shadows in Death
J. D. Robb
The 51st book of the In Death series. A hitman with possible connections to Eve Dallas's husband is seen near the scene of a crime.
15. The Guest List
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
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A version of this list appears in the October 11, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 26, 2020.
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