Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith
2. Inferno, by Dan Brown
3. The English Girl, by Daniel Silva
4. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
5. Light Of The World, by James Lee Burke
#Spotlight:
Light Of The World
By James Lee Burke

“America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post) and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) introduces his most evil character yet in the twentieth thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux series.A New York Times bestselling author many times over, James Lee Burke is a two-time Edgar Award-winner whose every book is cause for excitement, especially those in the wildly popular Dave Robicheaux series.

In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana—where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom listeners met in Burke’s most recent bestseller Creole Belle.

“James Lee Burke remains the heavy weight champ,” says New York Times bestseller Michael Connelly, “a great American novelist whose work…is unsurpassed.” The master proves it once again with this harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.



Paperback Trade:
1. The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling
2. Joyland, by Stephen King
3. Beautiful Ruin, by Jess Walter
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
5. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho  
#Spotlight:
The Casual Vacancy
By J. K. Rowling  

A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN ...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Paperback Mass-Market:
1. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
2. A Game Of Thrones, By George R. R. Martin
3. Friends Forever, Danielle Steel
4. 11th Hour, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 
5. A Wanted Man, by Lee Child
#Spotlight:
The Family Corleone
By Ed Falco       

New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.

For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny-17 years-old, impatient and reckless-wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.

An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, The Family Corleone will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather, as well as introduce it to a whole new generation.

EBook:
1. The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith
2. The English Girl, by Daniel Silva
3. Inferno, by Dan Brown
4. Second Honeymoon, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
5. Hidden Order, by Brad Thor
#Spotlight:
Hidden Order
By Brad Thor  

High-profile kidnap victims in Washington, D.C. start turning up dead. When the ransom demand is made public, panic turns to terror. Scot Harvath standalone from series. Settings travel to Somalia, Boston, South America with history from the Federal Reserve and Colonial America. The problems reflect present USA - Evil prevails when good men do nothing. 

Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list come from NYTimes.com.

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