George R. R. Martin Dominates The NY Times – Top Selling Paperback Mass-Market Fiction This Week

By on November 2, 2011

Here is the NY Times – Top Selling Paperback Mass-Market Fiction for this week and it appears George R. R. Martin is playing a “game of paperbacks” as his books dominate this week’s top sellers. Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson round out the top twenty books making this week’s list heavily dominated by fantasy fiction.

CROSS FIRE, by James Patterson. (Vision, $9.99.) Detective Alex Cross’s wedding plans are put on hold when an elusive gunman begins picking off crooked Washington politicians.   

MIRACLE CURE, by Harlan Coben. (Signet, $9.99.) A doctor who has dedicated his life to eradicating a disease discovers that his patients are being hunted by a serial killer; first published in 1991. 

WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam, $9.99.) Someone is murdering entire families — recreating in detail a crime spree that took place two decades earlier — and a homicide detective is certain that his own family will be targets. 

BAD BLOOD, by John Sandford. (Berkley, $9.99.) Two bodies in two days: one is murder, the other is suicide. Discovering the connection leads Virgil Flowers into the monstrous history of a Minnesota farm community.

LEGACY, by Danielle Steel. (Dell, $7.99.) A writer’s stunning family discovery leads to Paris, the French aristocracy and a mysterious Sioux ancestor. 

A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $8.99.) In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering; Book 1 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” 

THE ATHENA PROJECT, by Brad Thor. (Pocket Star, $9.99.) An all-female American counterterrorism unit searches for an arms dealer connected with a deadly attack in Rome. 

CHRISTMAS AT TIMBERWOODS, by Fern Michaels. (Zebra/Kensington, $7.99.) In addition to frazzled parents and disgruntled Santas, a mall security manager also has to contend with a young woman’s premonition of tragedy. 

 THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham. (Dell, $9.99.) A man who committed a despicable crime but allowed another to be sent to death row in his place now wants to admit his guilt, but must convince the authorities he’s telling the truth. 

WESTERN SKIES, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.99.) A reissue of two novels, “Song of the West” (1982) and “Boundary Lines” (1985).  Grisly human behavior and its consequences drive this collection of stories. 

A STORM OF SWORDS, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $8.99.) Wars continue to rage over the Iron Throne as alliances are made and broken; Book 3 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” 

AMERICAN ASSASSIN, by Vince Flynn. (Pocket, $9.99.) In the wake of the Lockerbie bombing, Mitch Rapp takes on his first antiterrorist assignment for the C.I.A. 

A CLASH OF KINGS, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $8.99.) From the citadel of Dragonstone to the shores of Winterfell, factions vie for control of a divided land; Book 2 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” 

WORLD WAR Z, by Max Brooks. (Three Rivers, $7.99.) An “oral history” of an imagined Zombie War that nearly destroyed civilization, told from the perspectives of survivors all over the world. 

EVE, by Iris Johansen. (St. Martin’s, $7.99.) The forensic sculptor Eve Duncan searches for answers to the mystery of her daughter’s disappearance. 

A FEAST FOR CROWS, by George R. R. Martin. (Bantam, $8.99.) With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, the seven powers dividing the land have reached an uneasy truce; Book 4 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

ONLY HIS, by Susan Mallery. (HQN, $7.99.) Wedding bells are ringing in the town of Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to find that her new boss was her first love. 

THE REVERSAL, by Michael Connelly. (Vision, $9.99.) The ethically compromised defense lawyer Mickey Haller and the conscience-driven L.A.P.D. detective Harry Bosch join forces against a child-killer. 

TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. (Tor, $9.99.) The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age, and Perrin Aybara is hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership; Book 13 of the Wheel of Time fantasy series.

About Philip Lee McCall II

In the year an earth ship first successfully orbited the planet Mars, bestselling writer – Philip Lee McCall II or “PLMII entered the world as we know it. He is a proud native of south Florida and a current resident. Philip has been traversing his limitless imagination since his first encounter with all things fantastic. Philip is deeply intrigued by history, mythology, religion and science. Most of his writings straddle all these disciplines of knowledge. Philip is well-read from the classics of fiction to modern fantastic writers. He is a fan of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, J.R.R Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, Tim Burton, Jim Henson, R.A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, David Eddings, Terry Brooks and Dr. Seuss to name a just a few. His website is located @ www.plmii.com
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