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This week's best-sellers


1. "Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris (Ace, $27.95). A shocking murder in Bon Temps lands Sookie Stackhouse in jail in the final novel of the series that spawned HBO's "True Blood." Last week: —

2. "12th of Never" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $27.99). Detective Lindsay Boxer attempts to solve two murders, one of which was foreseen by a psychic professor. Last week: 1

3. "Silken Prey" by John Sandford (Putnam, $27.95). Twists and turns abound as Lucas Davenport investigates the murder of a political fixer. Last week: —

4. "The Hit" by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $27.99). Assassin Will Robie attempts to catch a fellow assassin who poses a threat to the U.S. government. Last week: 2

5. "A Step of Faith" by Richard Paul Evans (Simon & Schuster, $19.99). A cross-country journey teaches widowed Alan Christoffersen lessons about accepting love and life. Last week: —

6. "Whiskey Beach" by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $27.95). Boston lawyer Eli Landon returns to his family's ancestral home after he is suspected of murdering his ex-wife. Last week: 3

7. "A Delicate Truth" by John le Carre (Viking, $28.95). A counter-terrorism mission in 2008 comes back to haunt Toby Bell three years later. Last week: —

8. "Daddy's Gone a Hunting" by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster, $26.99). The lives of two sisters are threatened after a family secret is revealed. Last week: 4

9. "Robert B. Parker's Wonderland" by Ace Atkins (Putnam, $26.95). A favor for a friend turns into a dangerous investigation for private eye Spenser. Last week: —

10. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 9


1. "Happy, Happy, Happy" by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books, $24.99). The Duck Commander reveals his secrets about happiness and success. Last week: —

2. "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf, $24.95). Facebook's chief operating officer exhorts women to take control of their careers and pursue advancement. Last week: 2

3. "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, $27). Sedaris' new collection of personal essays. Last week: 3

4. "The Duck Commander Family" by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach (Howard Books, $23.99). A behind-the-scenes look at the Robertson family, stars of the A&E show "Duck Dynasty." Last week: 4

5. "Waiting To Be Heard" by Amanda Knox (Harper, $28.99). Knox tells her story in this memoir filled with personal details of the Italian murder case in which she has been enmeshed. Last week: 1

6. "Cooked" by Michael Pollan (Penguin, $27.95). The author explores the roles of the four elements — fire, water, air and earth — in cooking. Last week: 5

7. "It's All Good" by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central, $32). The actress offers recipes for healthful meals. Last week: 6

8. "Keep It Pithy" by Bill O'Reilly (Crown Archetype, $21.99). The host of The O'Reilly Factor gives his opinions on issues facing our country. Last week: —

9. "Dad Is Fat" by Jim Gaffigan (Crown Archetype, $25). The comedian describes life with five young children. Last week: —

10. "The UnStoppables" by Bill Schley (Wiley, $24.95). The author gives his advice on conquering risks and obstacles of entrepreneurship. Last week: —

For the week ended May 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

— Publishers Weekly

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