Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mysteries in the Times Book Review (5/4/08)

In the Crime column, Marilyn Stasio focuses on Tom Rob Smith's Child 44, which we've discussed here before. The more I read about it, the more intriguing it sounds. I'll definitely get it from the library after my move. Stasio also discusses Kjell Eriksson's The Demon of Dakar, Chris Knopf's Head Wounds, and a new reprint of Derek Raymond's How the Dead Live.

Dwight Garner's Inside the List column discusses Harlan Coben's Hold Tight and the issue of parental supervision of children's online activities.

Mysteries on the Bestseller List
Hardcover Fiction:
1. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
2. Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
3. The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #9)
6. The Appeal by John Grisham
7. Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware)
9. Small Favor by Jim Butcher (Harry Dresden #10)
16. Winter Study by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon)

Paperback Trade Fiction:
6. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
7. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #8)

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Simple Genius by David Baldacci
2. The Woods by Harlan Coben
3. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child (Jack Reacher)
4. Creation in Death by J.D. Robb (Eve Dallas)
6. Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels (The Sisterhood)
7. The Unquiet by John Connolly (Charlie Parker)
8. The River Knows by Amanda Quick
9. I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark
13. Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware)
15. The Atlantis Prophecy by Thomas Greanias
18. The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag

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