Patricia Cornwell’s newest release, Book of the Dead, is No. 1. Jessica Seinfeld’s controversial book is number 4 (it peaked at number 2). The competing book, Missy Chase Lapine’s The Sneaky Chef, debuted at 102 this week, likely due to the controversy. Laurell K Hamilton’s latest entry in the Merry Gentry series, Lick of Frost shows up at No. 6.
Despite the official release date for Harlequin Enterprise books, a number of them sold well enough to show up on the list including Sharon Sala’s second entry in the Cat Dupree series.
For all the talk about historicals being dead (and I actually heard that historicals are seeing an uptick in sales after being flat for years), an interesting comparison can be seen in the much hyped book of JR Ward, Lover Unbound, which fell out of the list this week and Lisa Kleypas Mine Till Midnight which remains on the print list for the 5th week a row. “Mine Till Midnight”‘s release date was October 2, 20007 and “Lover Unbound” was September 25, 2007. Both were widely available before the release date but only Mine Till Midnight showed up on the list that showed sales ending on September 30, 2007. Lover Unbound fell quickly and out of the list after four weeks. Mine Till Midnight is still in the top 50 after five weeks.
The Gift: Home For Christmas\All I Want For Christmas\Gabriel’s Angel, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 26 (Peak 7).
Free Fall, Fern Michaels (Zebra), $6.99, No. 37 (Peak 8).
Truly, Madly Manhattan, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 41 (debut).
Cut Throat, Sharon Sala (Mira), $7.99, No. 59 (debut).
The Seance, Heather Graham (Mira), $7.99, No. 75 (Peak 18).
The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory (Pocket Star), $7.99, No. 83 (Peak 94).
Bloodfever, Karen Marie Moning (Delacorte), $22.00, No. 88 (Peak 41). This is the second in her new series.
A Cold Day In Hell, Stella Cameron (Mira), $7.99, No. 122 (debut).
Secrets of a Proper Lady, Victoria Alexander (Avon), $7.99, No. 124 (Peak 27).
The Boleyn Inheritance, Philippa Gregory (Touchstone), $16.00, No. 128 (Peak 36).
Becket's Last Stand, Kasey Michaels (HQN Books), $6.99, No. 129 (debut).
Mistletoe and Molly, Janet Dailey (Zebra), $6.99, No. 138 (Peak 61).
Out of the list:
Lover Unbound, J.R. Ward (Signet), $7.99, No. 105 (Peak 10).
Where Angels Go, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $16.95, No. 112 (Peak 56).
On Tall Pine Lake, Dorothy Garlock (Grand Central Publishing), $6.99, No. 145 (Peak 113).
Mending Fences, Sherryl Woods (Mira), $6.99, No. 149 (Peak 51).