Washington Post bestsellers Nov. 4
By Timothy R. Smith,
(Berkley, $15). By Sylvia Day. A tale billed as erotic, part of the author’s “Crossfire” series and sporting a cover in the vein of E.L. James’s trilogy. .
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. The first of a British e-book erotic trilogy that has become a publishing phenomenon. .
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. How traditional a couple are Ana and Christian? The trilogy’s conclusion answers all.
(Vintage Books, $15.95). By E.L. James. Book two in the trilogy finds Ana still enraptured by Christian..
6. THE INNOCENT
(Grand Central, $14.99). By David Baldacci. A hitman refuses to kill and becomes a target himelf. .
(Harlequin, $7.99). By Robyn Carr. Brothers compete over love during Christmas. .
8. THE DROP
(Grand Central, $9.99). By Michael Connelly. DNA from a crime scene 20 years ago matches a 29-year-old suspect. Was he a young rapist, or is the crime lab defective? .
9. LONE WOLF
(Atria, $16). By Jodi Picoult. After a terrible accident, a divided family comes together. But that may tear them apart irrevocably. .
(MTV Books, $14). By Stephen Chbosky. Life in high school. .
(Simon & Schuster, $15.99). By Eben Alexander. A scientist has a near-death experience. .
(International Reading Association, $24.99). By Judith A. Schickedanz and Renee M. Casbergue. .
(Teachers College Press, $21.95). By Rosemary Althouse, Margaret H. Johnson and Sharon T. Mitchell. .
(St. Martin's Griffin, $27.99). By Lisa Lillien. .
(Penguin, $16). By Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband. Weigh the risks and benefits of treatment. .
(Harper, $14.99). By Rushworth M. Kidder. .
(WaterBrook, $14.99). By Mary C. Neal. .
(College Board, $21.99). By the College Board. This revised manual offers 10 practice tests and loads of tips. .
(Atria, $15). By Betsy Myers. .
(Northfield, $14.99). By Gary D. Chapman. Knowing that special someone. .
(Doubleday, $28.95). By John Grisham. An imprisoned lawyer helps a murder investigation. .
(Little, Brown, $35). By J.K. Rowling. A local election tears apart an idyllic English town. .
(Little , Brown, $30). By Tom Wolfe. Crime and racial tensions cleave Miami’s Biscayne Bay. .4. THE PANTHER
(Grand Central, $27.99). By The Panther. John Corey is posted in Yemen to track down the a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing. .
5. THE BONE BED
(Putnam, $28.95). By Patricia Cornwell. A paleontoligist is murdered and Scarpetta investigates. .
(Riverhead, $26.95). By Junot Diaz. A short-story collection that features characters from “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” .
7. NYPD RED
(Little, Brown , $27.99). By James Patterson and Marshall Karp. A world-renowned movie producer dies in the first of a string of murders. .
8. GONE GIRL
(Crown, $25). By Gillian Flynn. A model couple’s marriage crumble when the wife vanishes and the husband is a prime suspect. .
(Dutton, $36). B y Ken Follett. Book two of the Century Trilogy continues through World War II. .
(Ballantine, $18). By Debbie Macomber. Angels are doing good in Times Square. .
(Henry Holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. .
(Dutton, $26.95). By Mark Owen. A Navy SEAL gives his account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. .
(Guinness World Records, $28.95). By Guinness World Records. .
(Grand Central, $28.99). By Stephen Colbert. .
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27). By Paul Tough. .
(Artisan, $50). By Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel. Recipes from a great kitchen. .
(Little, Brown, $40). By William Manchester and Paul Reid. The final installment to Manchester’s trilogy on the great British prime minister. .
(Gotham, $25). By Vernice Armour. .
(John Wiley, $21.95). By Joseph Callaway and JoAnn Callaway. Sales tips by a millionare realtor. .
(Henry holt, $28). By Bill O’Reilly and martin dugard. .
Rankings reflect sales for the week ended Oct. 28, 2012.