New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 270 books in the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. A Dance With Dragons

Weeks on the list: 48

by: George R R Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book 5 of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

2. Gone Girl

Weeks on the list: 28

by: Gillian Flynn
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

3. 11/22/63

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Stephen King
Release date: Nov 08, 2011
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An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald.

4. Calico Joe

Weeks on the list: 16

by: John Grisham
Release date: Apr 10, 2012
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A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both careers; years later, the pitcher’s son brings them together.

5. The Time Keeper

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Mitch Albom
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
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A fable about the inventor of the world’s first clock, who returns to our world after centuries of banishment; from the author of “Tuesdays With Morrie.”

6. Death Comes To Pemberley

Weeks on the list: 14

by: P D James
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy marry, their comfortable life is shaken by a murder, as James recreates the world of “Pride and Prejudice” with a mysterious twist.

7. The Paris Wife

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Paula McLain
Release date: Feb 22, 2011
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Hadley Richardson comes into her own as Ernest Hemingway’s long-suffering first wife in this novel, set in Paris.

8. Winter Of The World

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Ken Follett
Release date: Sep 18, 2012
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n Book 2 of the Century trilogy, members of five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the tumultuous historical events of the years 1939-49.

9. Defending Jacob

Weeks on the list: 13

by: William L ay
Release date: Jan 31, 2012
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An assistant district attorney’s life is shaken when his 14-year-old son is accused of murder.

10. The Innocent

Weeks on the list: 12

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 17, 2012
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A hitman who has become a target of the government rescues a teenage girl whose parents have been murdered and who may be at the center of a dangerous conspiracy.

11. The Casual Vacancy

Weeks on the list: 12

by: J K Rowling
Release date: Sep 27, 2012
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The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; a novel for adults by the creator of Harry Potter.

12. Deadlocked

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Charlaine Harris
Release date: May 01, 2012
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The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines.

13. 11Th Hour

Weeks on the list: 10

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: May 07, 2012
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Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer.

14. Bring Up The Bodies

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Hilary Mantel
Release date: May 08, 2012
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In this sequel to “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell conspires against Anne Boleyn.

15. The Light Between Oceans

Weeks on the list: 10

by: M L Stedman
Release date: Jul 31, 2012
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An Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife decide to keep a baby who has washed ashore.

16. The Best Of Me

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Oct 11, 2011
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Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.

17. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The third volume of the Millennium trilogy, about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.

18. Kill Shot

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Vince Flynn
Release date: Feb 07, 2012
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Mitch Rapp, a C.I.A. super-agent hunting down perpetrators of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing, finds himself caught in a dangerous trap.

19. The Shoemaker’S Wife

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Adriana Trigiani
Release date: Apr 03, 2012
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Childhood sweethearts in turn-of-the-20th-century Italy meet again in America.

20. The Wind Through The Keyhole

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Stephen King
Release date: Apr 24, 2012
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A new entry in the Dark Tower epic western-fantasy series; this novel, King says, is “Dark Tower 4.5.”

21. A Wanted Man

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
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A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker, Child’s vigilante hero Jack Reacher.

22. The Litigators

Weeks on the list: 9

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 25, 2011
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Partners in a small law firm take on a big case after a fast-track burnout joins them.

23. The Round House

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Louise Erdrich
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
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An American Indian family faces the ramifications of a vicious crime; winner of the 2012 National Book Award for fiction.

24. Locked On

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Tom Clancy Mark Greaney
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Jack Ryan Jr. must stop an emerging threat from a Pakistani general.

25. Guilty Wives

Weeks on the list: 8

by: James Patterson David Ellis
Release date: Mar 26, 2012
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Four friends in Monte Carlo for a luxurious girls’ vacation find themselves in prison.

26. Shadow Of Night

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Deborah Harkness
Release date: Jul 10, 2012
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An Oxford scholar/witch and a vampire geneticist pursue history, secrets and each other in Elizabethan London; Book 2 of the All Souls trilogy.

27. The Racketeer

Weeks on the list: 8

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 23, 2012
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An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange this information about who murdered a judge for his freedom.

28. Explosive Eighteen

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Nov 22, 2011
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After a disastrous vacation in Hawaii, Stephanie Plum becomes the target of an international killer.

29. Private: #1 Suspect

Weeks on the list: 8

by: James Patterson Maxine Paetro
Release date: Jan 02, 2012
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When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.

30. Lone Wolf

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Jodi Picoult
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
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The children of a man who studies wolves must make difficult decisions when he is seriously injured in an accident.

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