Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

July 30
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For the second consecutive week, “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly is the D.C. area's top-selling book. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead is the fastest rising title on the list, up two spots to No. 16. Nine new books have arrived on the list this week. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware is the most popular among them. This week features the first appearance of Ruth Ware on this bestsellers list with the novel “The Lying Game.” “The Underground Railroad” by Whitehead is currently the longest running book in the list: it has continuously been in the list for eight weeks.
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2 weeks on list
#1 last week
The Late Show
By Michael Connelly
A night shift detective refuses to give up two cases which results in her working double shifts while confronting her personal demons. (Little, Brown and Company, $28)
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2
8 weeks on list
#3 last week
Camino Island
By John Grisham
A young novelist investigates a rare book dealer who dabbles in the black market (Doubleday, $28.95)
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3
New
The Lying Game
By Ruth Ware
A deadly game concocted by four boarding-school friends has repercussions that follow them into adult life. (Gallery/Scout Press, $26.99)
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4
3 weeks on list
#2 last week
House of Spies
By Daniel Silva
Another installment in the Gabriel Allon series centered on hunting down an ISIS mastermind. (Harper, $28.99)
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5
New
The Painted Queen
By Elizabeth Peters
An Englishwoman and her archaeologist husband witness the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti and must find the criminal who stole it. (William Morrow, $27.99)
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6
29 weeks on list
#4 last week
A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles
A Russian aristocrat is under house arrest in Moscow. (Viking, $27)
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13 weeks on list
#7 last week
Into the Water
By Paula Hawkins
Two bodies surface in a river and with them a town's secrets. (Riverhead, $28)
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8
5 weeks on list
#6 last week
Use of Force
By Brad Thor
The CIA seeks the help of a former Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative when a body of a highly suspected terrorist washes up on the Mediterranean shore. (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, $27.99)
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9
New
Battlefront II
By Christie Golden
The Inferno Squad - the Empire's elite Imperial soldiers - must squash the Republic freedom fighter group, The Partisans, after the plans for the Death Star are stolen. (Del Rey, $28.99)
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10
New
Paradise Valley
By C. J. Box
A disgraced detective embarks searches for a missing local kid while looking for the serial killer that brought an end to her career. (Minotaur Books, $27.99)
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11
5 weeks on list
#5 last week
Murder Games
By James Patterson
A thriller author is recruited by a NYPD detective to help solve a series of murders. (Little, Brown and Company, $28)
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12
5 weeks on list
Norse Mythology
By Neil Gaiman
A collection of norse mythology. (W. W. Norton & Company, $25.95)
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13
8 weeks on list
#8 last week
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
By Arundhati Roy
Lives intertwine in India in this novel by the author of "The God of Small Things." (Knopf, $28.95)
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14
5 weeks on list
#9 last week
The Duchess
By Danielle Steel
An aristocratic woman establishes a house of pleasure in order to help young women. (Delacorte Press, $28.99)
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15
New
Deadfall
By Linda Fairstein
New York City assistant district attorney unravels a mess of secrets after the assassination of an iconic public figure. (Dutton, $28)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended July 30.
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