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Rank­ings re­flect sales for the week end­ing Feb. 23, and in­clude both elec­tronic- and print-edi­tion sales.


1. WHERE THE CRAW­DADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Put­nam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who sur­vived alone in the marsh be­comes a mur­der sus­pect. (Weeks on list: 24)

2. THE CHEF, by James Pat­ter­son and Max DiLallo. (Lit­tle, Brown) Caleb Rooney, a po­lice de­tec­tive and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of mur­der al­le­ga­tions. (1)

3. NEVER TELL, by Lisa Gard­ner. (Dut­ton) D.D. War­ren and Flora Dane in­ves­ti­gate whether a preg­nant woman shot and killed her hus­band. (1)

4. DEVIL’S DAUGH­TER ,by Lisa Kley­pas. (Avon) De­sire burns be­tween the young wi­dow Phoebe, Lady Clare, and West Ravenel, her late hus­band’s tor­men­tor. (1)

5. MIS­SION CRIT­I­CAL ,by Mark Gre­aney. (Berkley) The eighth book in the Gray Man se­ries. Court Gen­try must track down as­sas­sins. (1)

6. THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, by Heather Mor­ris. (Harper) A con­cen­tra­tion camp de­tainee tasked with per­ma­nently mark­ing fel­low pris­on­ers falls in love with one of them. (24)

7. THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS, by Pam Jenoff. (Park Row) Grace Healey in­ves­ti­gates the fates of 12 women who were sent to oc­cu­pied Europe to help the re­sis­tance dur­ing World War II. (4)

8. THE SILENT PA­TIENT ,by Alex Michaelide­s. (Ce­ladon) Theo Faber looks into the mys­tery of a fa­mous painter who stops speak­ing af­ter shoot­ing her hus­band. (3)

9. CON­NEC­TIONS IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (St. Mar­tin’s) Eve Dal­las scours tat­too par­lors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pick­er­ing’s death. (3)

10. ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COM­PLETELY FINE, by Gail Honey­man. (Pen­guin) A young woman’s well-or­dered life is dis­rupted by the IT guy from her of­fice. (27)


1. THE THREAT, by An­drew G. Mc­Cabe. (St. Mar­tin’s) The for­mer deputy di­rec­tor of the FBI de­scribes ma­jor events of his ca­reer and the ways the agency works to pro­tect Amer­i­cans. (1)

2. BE­COM­ING, by Michelle Obama. (Crown) The for­mer first lady de­scribes her jour­ney from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she bal­anced work, fam­ily and her hus­band’s po­lit­i­cal as­cent. (15)

3. ED­U­CATED, by Tara Westover. (Ran­dom House) The daugh­ter of sur­vival­ists, who is kept out of school, ed­u­cates her­self enough to leave home for univer­sity. (53)

4. SPEAR­HEAD, by Adam Makos. (Bal­lan­tine) A U.S. tank gun­ner faces en­e­mies in Cologne, Ger­many, dur­ing World War II. (1)

5. BAD BLOOD, by John Car­rey­rou. (Knopf) The rise and fall of Ther­a­nos, the biotech startup that failed to de­liver on its prom­ise to make blood test­ing more ef­fi­cient. (29)

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