New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 26, 2021
1. Beautiful World, Where Are You
A novelist, a warehouse worker, an editorial assistant, and a political adviser deal with changes.
2. Forgotten in Death
The 53rd book of the In Death series. The property where a decades-old crime occurred belongs to the homicide detective Eve Dallas's husband.
3. Billy Summers
A killer for hire who only takes out bad guys seeks redemption as he does one final job.
4. A Slow Fire Burning
Three women come under scrutiny when a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat.
Seventeen-year-old Marie de France is cast out of the royal court and sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey.
6. Rock Paper Scissors
A couple celebrating an anniversary take a trip to Scotland that will make or break their marriage.
7. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
8. The Madness of Crowds
The 17th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. Gamache is tasked with providing security for a statistics professor whose views are repulsive to him.
9. 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.
10. The Night She Disappeared
A writer discovers a possible clue near an English country estate of what caused a young couple to go missing.
11. The Noise
James Patterson and J.D. Barker
A strange vibration rises out of a forest near Mount Hood.
12. The Paper Palace
Miranda Cowley Heller
After an extramarital dalliance, Elle must choose between her husband and her childhood love.
13. Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid
An epic party has serious outcomes for four famous siblings.
14. L.A. Weather
María Amparo Escandón
Kelia decides to end her marriage to her weather-obsessed husband, Oscar, and their three daughters are caught off guard.
15. The Heron's Cry
The second book in the Two Rivers series. Detective Matthew Venn finds a staged murder at the home of a group of artists.
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A version of this list appears in the September 26, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 11, 2021.