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New York Times Bestsellers (hardcover)

NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE

FICTION

1. THE HUSBAND

by Dean Koontz

Bantam

A man whose wife is kidnapped has 60 hours to find a ransom.


2. BEACH ROAD

by James Patterson and

Peter de Jonge

Little, Brown

An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial that pits locals against the rich.


3. AT RISK

by Patricia Cornwell

Putnam

A Massachusetts state investigator applies DNA and other forensic techniques to a cold murder case; written as a serial for the New York Times Magazine.


4. THE RAPTURE

by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Tyndale

The third prequel to the Left Behind series.


5. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD

by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Warner

The final volume of a trilogy

involving Secret Agent Aloysius Pendergast of the FBI and his criminal brother.


6. THE SABOTEURS

by W.E.B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV

Putnam

Another volume of the Men at War series about OSS agents during World War II.


7. DEAD WATCH

by John Sandford

Putnam

A political operative investigates the murder of a former senator.


8. TERRORIST

by John Updike

Knopf

A New Jersey high school boy falls under the sway of an imam.


9. THE COLD MOON

by Jeffrey Deaver

Simon & Schuster

The forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme tracks a serial killer who calls himself the Watchmaker.


10. THE HARD WAY

by Lee Child

Delacorte

When his wife is kidnapped, a man who deals in illegal soldiers turns to the former military cop Jack Reacher.


11. KILLER DREAMS

by Iris Johansen

Bantam

A researcher battles the head of a pharmaceutical company who has perverted a technology she invented in order to turn people into zombies.


12. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

St. Martin's

A reporter tries to expose a ring of vampires out to take over Seattle; a Dark-Hunter novel.


13. THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

by Alan Furst

Random House

In wartime Paris, Italian emigres plot against Mussolini.

NONFICTION

1. GODLESS

by Ann Coulter

Crown Forum

The columnist argues that liberalism is a religion with sacraments, a creation myth and clergy.


2. DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE

by Anderson Cooper

HarperCollins

The CNN correspondent describes a year of covering the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.


3. WISDOM OF OUR FATHERS

by Tim Russert

Random House

The host of Meet the Press presents readers' letters about their fathers in response to his book Big Russ and Me.


4. MARLEY & ME

by John Grogan

Morrow

A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.


5. THE WORLD IS FLAT

by Thomas Friedman

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

A columnist for the New York Times analyzes 21st-century

economics and foreign policy.


6. MAYFLOWER

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Viking

How America began, from the author of In the Heart of the Sea.


7. MYTHS, LIES AND DOWNRIGHT STUPIDITY

by John Stossel

Hyperion

The 20/20 anchor questions

conventional wisdom.


8. FREAKONOMICS

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Morrow

A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to everything from cheating sumo wrestlers to the falling crime rate.


9. MY LIFE IN & OUT OF THE ROUGH

by John Daly with Glen Waggoner

HarperCollins

A memoir by the bad-boy golf champion.


10. ARMED MADHOUSE

by Greg Palast

Dutton

A collection of articles about the war on terror and the 2008 election by an investigative reporter.


11. DON'T MAKE A BLACK WOMAN TAKE OFF HER EARRINGS

by Tyler Perry

Riverhead

The man behind Diary of a Mad Black Woman muses on life.


12. BLINK

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