New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 25, 2022
1. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
2. Desperation in Death
J. D. Robb
The 55th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas is reminded of her past as she investigates a possible sex trafficking ring.
3. Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid
A tennis player comes out of retirement and trains with her father to defend her record.
4. All Good People Here
Ashley Flowers with Alex Kiester
A journalist who returns to her hometown vows to find a missing girl and solve a 20-year-old cold case.
5. The Marriage Portrait
In 1550s Florence, the future of the third daughter of the grand duke seems uncertain after she is thrust into a marriage.
6. The 6:20 Man
When his ex-girlfriend turns up dead in his office building, an entry-level investment analyst delves into the halls of economic power.
7. Clive Cussler's Hellburner: A Novel of the Oregon Files
The 16th book in the Oregon Files series. A criminal syndicate has a torpedo that could obliterate entire cities.
8. Hell and Back
The 18th book in the Longmire series. Sheriff Longmire finds an adversary in himself.
9. Killers of a Certain Age
Four women who spent 40 years working as assassins have targets on their backs as they enter retirement.
10. The Ink Black Heart
The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series. When a cartoonist is murdered, Cormoran and Robin go after a mysterious online figure known as Anomie.
11. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
12. Other Birds
Sarah Addison Allen
When she takes over her deceased mother's apartment, Zoey has strange encounters with her new neighbors.
13. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960's becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
14. 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.
15. The Rising Tide
The 10th book in the Vera Stanhope series. A member of a group of friends is found hanged after being fired because of potential misconduct.
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A version of this list appears in the September 25, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 10, 2022.