New York Times Mass Market Paperback Fiction Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 255 books in the New York Times Mass Market Paperback Fiction Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. A Game Of Thrones

Weeks on the list: 48

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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In the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are mustering.

2. A Storm Of Swords

Weeks on the list: 40

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Mar 04, 2003
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The third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Read by Roy Dotrice. 47 hours, 34 minutes unabridged.

3. A Clash Of Kings

Weeks on the list: 39

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
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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.”

4. A Feast For Crows

Weeks on the list: 34

by: George RR Martin
Release date: Nov 08, 2005
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The fourth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Read by Roy Dotrice. 33 hours, 51 minutes unabridged.

5. The Lucky One

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Sep 30, 2008
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A Marine returning home sets out to track down the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.

6. The Litigators

Weeks on the list: 22

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.

7. The Girl Who Played With Fire

Weeks on the list: 21

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Jul 28, 2009
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In the second volume of the Millennium trilogy, a Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.

8. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Stieg Larsson
Release date: Sep 16, 2008
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A hacker and a journalist investigate the disappearance of a Swedish heiress 40 years earlier; the first volume in the Millennium trilogy.

9. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’S Nest

Weeks on the list: 17

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.

10. Ender’s Game

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Orson Scott Card
Release date: Apr 01, 2010
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Government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers.

11. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Release date: Apr 01, 2012
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A journal reveals Lincoln’s fight against the undead; by the author of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

12. Fall Of Giants

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Ken Follett
Release date: Aug 30, 2011
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Five interrelated families from five countries are caught in the upheavals of World War I and the Russian Revolution.

13. Safe Haven

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Nicholas Sparks
Release date: Aug 02, 2011
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A young woman, while putting down roots in a small North Carolina town, is haunted by a dark secret from her past.

14. Zero Day

Weeks on the list: 11

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Oct 31, 2011
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A military investigator uncovers a conspiracy.

15. Explosive Eighteen

Weeks on the list: 11

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.

16. Don’T Blink

Weeks on the list: 10

by: James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Release date: Sep 27, 2010
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After a gruesome murder in a New York steak house, a reporter finds himself involved in a war between the Italian mob and the Russian mafia.

17. Happy Birthday

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Danielle Steel
Release date: Jul 19, 2011
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A woman, her daughter and a former football player arrive at their own crucial turning points on the same day.

18. Lethal

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Sandra Brown
Release date: Sep 20, 2011
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A woman, her daughter and a man accused of murder evade the authorities as they search for her dead husband’s secrets.

19. Kill Shot

Weeks on the list: 9

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.

20. I’Ll Walk Alone

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Mary Higgins Clark
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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A woman haunted by the disappearance of her young son discovers that someone has stolen her identity.

21. 44 Charles Street

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Danielle Steel
Release date: Apr 05, 2011
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The owner of a Greenwich Village town house takes in boarders and bonds with her tenants.

22. Chasing Fire

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Nora Roberts
Release date: Apr 12, 2011
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A smoke jumper faces a new season of firefighting in Montana after the loss of her partner.

23. Against All Enemies

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Tom Clancy with Peter Telep
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Maxwell Moore pursues the terrorists who killed his C.I.A. colleagues in a bomb attack in Pakistan.

24. The Affair

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
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For Jack Reacher, an elite military police officer, it all started in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up.

25. Red Mist

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Patricia Cornwell
Release date: Dec 06, 2011
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The chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a string of killings linked to the murder of her former deputy.

26. One For The Money

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Feb 24, 1999
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The Jersey girl Stephanie Plum enters the business of crime-busting when she’s laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer; first published in 1994.

27. Toys

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson and Neil McMahon
Release date: Mar 14, 2011
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Hays Baker, a top operative for the Agency of Change and a national hero, suddenly finds himself a hunted fugitive who must fight to save humans from extinction.

28. The Sixth Man

Weeks on the list: 7

by: David Baldacci
Release date: Apr 19, 2011
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The lawyer for an alleged serial killer is murdered, and two former Secret Service agents are on the case.

29. Smokin’ Seventeen

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Janet Evanovich
Release date: Jun 21, 2011
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A killer is after the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, who faces further complications as she tries to choose a boyfriend.

30. Afraid To Die

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Lisa Jackson
Release date: Jul 01, 2012
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A nightmare is unfolding for the Grizzly Falls detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli: the frozen bodies of two women have been found, each wearing a piece of Alvarez’s jewelry.

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