Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of December 17, 2017

  1. THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham. Three students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker who runs it.

  2. ORIGIN by Dan Brown. After reconnecting with one of his first students, who is now a billionaire futurist, symbology professor Robert Langdon must go on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

  3. THE PEOPLE VS. ALEX CROSS by James Patterson. Detective Cross takes on a case even though he has been suspended from the department and taken to federal court to stand trial on murder charges.

  4. THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child. Jack Reacher tracks down the owner of a pawned West Point class ring and stumbles upon a large criminal enterprise.

  5. END GAME by David Baldacci. Jessica Reel and Will Robie fight a dangerous adversary in Colorado.

  6. PAST PERFECT by Danielle Steel. A Manhattan family moves into a mansion in San Francisco and encounters the ghosts of its original inhabitants.

  7. TOM CLANCY POWER AND EMPIRE by Marc Cameron. President Jack Ryan seeks to identify the hidden forces escalating the tensions between China and the United States.

  8. HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR by Janet Evanovich. When a homeless man is murdered, the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searches for the killer.

  9. ARTEMIS by Andy Weir. A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist.

  10. TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly. While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.

  11. OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson. The third volume of the Stormlight Archive. The War of Reckoning ends and the Voidbringers return.

  12. SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King. In a small Appalachian town, women who fall asleep don't wake up and become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

  13. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng. An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.

  14. A COLUMN OF FIRE by Ken Follett. The lovers Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict between English Catholics and Protestants while Queen Elizabeth fights to maintain her throne.

  15. UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks. Seventeen short stories, each incorporating a typewriter, by the Academy Award-winning actor.

         Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists