New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 12, 2021
1. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
The ninth book in the Outlander series. As the Revolutionary War moves closer to Fraser's Ridge, Claire and Jamie reunite with their daughter and her family.
2. The Becoming
The second book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen returns to Talamh as her grandfather Odran plots destruction.
3. The Judge's List
The second book in the Whistler series. Investigator Lacy Stoltz goes after a serial killer and closes in on a sitting judge.
4. Fear No Evil
The 29th book in the Alex Cross series. Cross fights the mastermind who has stalked him for years.
5. The Wish
Maggie Dawes, a renowned travel photographer, struggles with a medical diagnosis over Christmas.
6. The Stranger in the Lifeboat
After a ship explodes, 10 people struggling to survive pull a man who claims to be the Lord out of the sea.
7. The Christmas Promise
Richard Paul Evans
Richelle writes a book about her estranged and deceased twin sister, Michelle, that is titled
The Prodigal Daughter
8. Flying Angels
Six women join the Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron during World War II.
9. The Lincoln Highway
Two friends who escaped from a juvenile work farm take Emmett Watson on an unexpected journey to New York City in 1954.
The fourth book in the Atlee Pine series. Atlee discovers her twin sister survived an abduction at the age of 6.
11. The Dark Hours
A death on New Year's Eve, an unsolved murder and a hunt for serial rapists bring Bosch and Ballard back together.
12. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
13. Cloud Cuckoo Land
An interconnected cast of dreamers and outsiders are in dangerous and disparate settings past, present and future.
14. State of Terror
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
In the wake of the previous administration's mishandling of international affairs, the new Secretary of State Ellen Adams confronts interconnected global threats.
15. Billy Summers
A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.
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A version of this list appears in the December 12, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 27, 2021.