Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, $27.99). Harry Bosch discovers that a bullet from a recent crime can be linked to a suspicious murder from decades ago. Last week: —

2. "Notorious Nineteen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28). Stephanie Plum is back on the case and searching for a missing man who has been accused of embezzling millions from an assisted-living facility. Last week: 1

3. "Cold Days" by Jim Butcher (Roc, $27.95). In the 14th "Dresden Files" book, wizard Harry Dresden is sworn to assassinate an immortal. Last week: —

4. "The Forgotten" by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $27.99). Army Special Agent John Puller investigates his aunt's death and discovers a shocking conspiracy. Last week: 3

5. "The Racketeer" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A federal judge and his secretary are murdered, and a former lawyer serving prison time says he knows who did it and why. Last week: 5

6. "Agenda 21" by Glenn Beck (Threshold, $26). In a dystopian America, a young woman fights to save her mother and expose the secretive rulers' nefarious plans. Last week: 2

7. "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99). Detective Alex Cross must defuse a dangerous hostage situation on Christmas Eve. Last week: 4

8. "The Last Man" by Vince Flynn (Atria, $27.99). When the head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan is kidnapped, Mitch Rapp is sent to find him, whatever the cost. Last week: 6

9. "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: 8

10. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: 7

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt, $28). TV host O'Reilly revisits the details of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Last week: 1

2. "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $35). Ina Garten, host of "Barefoot Contessa," collects some of her best quick and easy recipes. Last week: 2

3. "Thomas Jefferson" by Jon Meacham (Random House, $35). A biography of Thomas Jefferson examining his unique style of leadership. Last week: 4

4. "Guinness World Records 2013" (Guinness World Records, $28.95). The updated list of world records. Last week: 5

5. "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Dutton, $26.95). A former Navy SEAL who was on the team that killed Osama bin Laden, writing under a pseudonym, recounts his version of the mission. Last week: 6

6. "The Virgin Diet" by JJ Virgin (Harlequin, $25.95). Fitness guru Virgin discusses food intolerance and suggests anti-inflammatory alternatives. Last week: —

7. "The 4-Hour Chef" by Timothy Ferriss (New Harvest, $35). The author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" discusses the secrets of the world's greatest chefs and offers tips for home cooks. Last week: 3

8. "America Again" by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central, $28.99). Another political parody from "The Colbert Report" host. Last week: 10

9. "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" by Deb Perelman (Knopf, $35). The founder of the food blog "Smitten Kitchen" writes a cookbook focusing on the pleasure of home cooking. Last week: —

9. (tie) "I Declare" by Joel Osteen (FaithWords, $21.99). The Texas pastor expounds on the Scriptures and their role in everyday life. Last week: 9

For the week ended Dec. 1, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

— Publishers Weekly

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