by Stephen King
What remains of humanity fights to survive after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone
2. THE DA VINCI CODE
by Dan Brown
A murder at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a secret society.
3. MEMORY IN DEATH
by J.D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks the killer of a woman who was blackmailing her; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
4. SEA CHANGE
by Robert Parker
Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, searches for the killer of a woman whose body washed ashore.
5. THE LAST TEMPLAR
by Raymond Khoury
A coding device stolen from an exhibit of Vatican artifacts may hold clues to the medieval Knights Templar's long-lost treasure and their secrets.
6. LOVERS AND PLAYERS
by Jackie Collins
After their father calls them
together, Red Diamond's three sons (and their friends and
relations) grapple with sex, secrets and murders on both coasts.
by Lisa Gardner
A former FBI profiler searches for the kidnapper of his ex-wife.
8. THE HOSTAGE
by W.E.B. Griffin
An Army officer probes the murder of an American diplomat and the kidnapping of his wife, whose brother is linked to the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.
9. OUTBOUND FLIGHT
by Timothy Zahn
In a new Star Wars novel, a Jedi mission to colonize worlds
beyond the known galaxy
becomes a fight for survival.
10. THE HUNT CLUB
by John Lescroart, Dutton
A private investigator, a homicide detective and their friends search for the murderer of a local judge.
11. MARY, MARY
by James Patterson
The FBI agent Alex Cross tracks a Hollywood killer who announces his crimes via e-mail.
1. MARLEY AND ME
by John Grogan
A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.
2. THE WORLD IS FLAT
by Thomas Friedman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A columnist for The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy and presents an overview of globalization trends.
by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Morrow
A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything.
4. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by Joan Didion
The author's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband and the grave illness of their only daughter.
5. MY FRIEND LEONARD
by James Frey
The author of A Million Little Pieces, which author and
publisher acknowledge contains numerous fabrications, remembers a helpful mobster friend.
by James Swanson
The 12-day pursuit of John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
7. YOU'RE WEARING THAT?
by Deborah Tannen
How mothers and daughters communicate.
8. FOR LACI
by Sharon Rocha
Laci Peterson's mother recalls her daughter and describes her killer's trial.
by Malcolm Gladwell
The author of The Tipping Point explores the importance of hunch and instinct.
10. OUR ENDANGERED VALUES
by Jimmy Carter
Simon & Schuster
The former US president warns against blurring politics and fundamentalist religion.
11. AT CANAAN'S EDGE
by Taylor Branch
Simon & Schuster
US in the King years, 1965-68; the final volume of the trilogy.
12. CONFESSIONS OF A VIDEO VIXEN
by Karrine Steffans
A tell-all by an actress who has appeared in many hip-hop