Washington Area Bestsellers
Sunday, September 26, 2004; Page BW11
Scarpetta, taking a time-out in Florida to think about her future, helps the local authorities probe a killing spree.
By David Baldacci. Crimes against two presidential candidates, though eight years apart, may be related.
By Pearl S. Buck. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a farmer and his wife in the waning days of imperial China.
The Illuminati, a secret cabal, threaten the Vatican at the outset of a papal conclave.
By Nicholas Sparks. In this first novel, an unfulfilled teenage romance gets a second chance 14 years later.
A 45-year-old corpse and an Arab boy suspected of terrorist connections are part of V.I. Warshawski's new case.
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A psychopath in search of an ancient submerged city threatens a marine biologist who may know its location.
By Nora Roberts. Anastasia Donovan, swept up in a romance, is uneasy about sharing her secret -- she's a witch.
A meteorite discovered by NASA, containing never-before-seen fossils, may be a giant hoax.
By Azar Nafisi. A professor's memoir of her clandestine Western literature discussion groups for women students.
By Barack Obama. Memoir by the rising politician.
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(St. Martin's, $6.99). Details of the National Commission's exhaustive inquiry, including media reports.
By Erik Larson. Serial killer Henry Holmes preys on Chicago residents amid the bustle of the 1893 World's Fair.
The Nobel laureate's terrifying account of his four years spent in a concentration camp during World War II.
AND THE POLITICS OF DECEIT IN THE HOUSE OF BUSH
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Kay Scarpetta returns to the medical examiner's office to help the new director sort out a young girl's death.
Two English magicians attempt to revive the age of magic.
Ciphers and riddles impede a symbologist's quest for the Holy Grail and a murderer's identity.
By Sidney Sheldon. The alluring widows of two murdered scientists team up to thwart a plot to control the weather.
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Work and romance collide in this comic tale of a Senate domestic policy adviser's relationship with a speechwriter.
Dustin Thomason. Four roommates at Princeton attempt to unlock the secrets of a 15th-century manuscript.
The hardcover edition of Brown's thriller revolving around a nefarious group's plot against the Vatican.
A maniac bent on killing women resembling an ancient Roman actress threatens Eve Duncan's adopted daughter.
Becky Rabinowitz narrates this tale of four women who meet at a prenatal yoga class and become fast freinds.
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By Seymour M. Hersh. An investigative reporter's verdict.
By John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi. A contrary view.
The former president's lengthy reminiscences about his tumultuous childhood and political accomplishments.
By Gen. Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell
Memoir by the retired head of the U.S. Central Command.
By Aron Ralston. The mountaineer relates his ordeal when pinned by a boulder in the Utah Canyon wilderness.
By Bill Press. The syndicated columnist's passionate plea.
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A CIA agent's arguments for a foreign policy overhaul.
Lambasting the White House's neoconservative policies.