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Mystery Best Sellers Complete with Comments

August bestsellers from the reporting stores of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Hardcovers:
1) THE FOURTH BEAR by Jasper Fforde
2) THE MESSENGER by Daniel Silva
3) MESSENGER OF TRUTH by Jacqueline Winspear [Full disclosure: I know her! At least enough to email.]
4) PEGASUS DESCENDING by James Lee Burke [Full disclosure: I interviewed him once, before I was published. I told him about how I was writing. He said, in his soft drawl, "You're a winner, I can tell." I kept that tape in my car for months and would rewind it a little bit and hit play just to hear him tell me that again."]
5) DEAD WRONG by J.A. Jance [Full disclosure: I've eaten dinner sitting next to her at a round table at a mystery conference. I don't think she noticed me.]
6) NO NEST FOR THE WICKET by Donna Andrews [ Full disclosure: I have seen her dressed in a red bustier. It was a somewhat disconcerting sight.]
7) THE NIGHT GARDENER by George Pelecanos [Full disclosure: This doesn't bode well for the whole $1.5 million advance thing.]
8) BLOWN AWAY by G.M. Ford [Full disclosure: I like him- he's got a wicked sense of humor - and his wife Skye Moody.]
tied with
CORONADO by Dennis Lehane [Full disclosure: see this.]
tied with
NO GOOD DEED by Laura Lippman [Full disclosure: I am not at all envious of this beautiful tall woman who can write!]
tied with
BILLY BOYLE by James Benn

Paperbacks (trade and mass market):

1) THE MOURNFUL TEDDY by John Lamb
2) DEADLY YARN by Maggie Sefton
3) MURDER MOST FROTHY by Cleo Coyle
4) THE CHOCOLATE BRIDAL BASH by Joanna Carl
5) AN UNMENTIONABLE MURDER by Kate Kingsbury
6) DAMN NEAR DEAD ed. Sweirczynski
7) EDGE OF EVIL by J. A. Jance
8) THE BIG OVER EASY by Jasper Fforde
9) DEAD MAN DOCKING by Mary Daheim
10) MURDER OF A REAL BAD BOY by Denise Swanson [Full disclosure: I know her! I met her when her first book came out.]
tied with
ONE HEX OF A WEDDING by Yasmine Galenorn




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