Washington bestsellers: Hardcover fiction

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January 6, 2019
January 6
How are these calculated?
The Post compiles its bestsellers lists by combining hard cover, paperback and ebook sales data from NPD Book and Amazon.com — including qualified borrows of books read through Amazon's digital subscription program. The Post excludes non-narrative books at its sole discretion. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Post.
Verses for the Dead
By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Agent Pendergast and his new colleague try to find the person responsible for a string of grisly murders. (Grand Central, $28)
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7 weeks on list
#1 last week
Fire & Blood
By George R. R. Martin
A history of the Targaryen family. (Bantam, $35)
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17 weeks on list
#11 last week
By Madeline Miller
This follow-up to "The Song of Achilles" is about the goddess who turns Odysseus' men to swine. (Little, Brown, $27)
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9 weeks on list
The Reckoning
By John Grisham
A decorated World War II hero shocks his community when he murders his friend and refuses to divulge his motive. (Doubleday, $29.95)
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28 weeks on list
#14 last week
An American Marriage
By Tayari Jones
Oprah Book Club pick: A young couple is tested after the husband is wrongfully sent to jail. (Algonquin, $26.95)
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7 weeks on list
#3 last week
By James Patterson
Alex Cross, Bree Stone and the security community try to find out the identity of a group of six assassins. (Little, Brown, $29)
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8 weeks on list
#2 last week
Long Road to Mercy
By David Baldacci
FBI agent Atlee Pine tries to solve the mystery of a missing Grand Canyon tourist. (Grand Central, $29)
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9 weeks on list
#8 last week
Nine Perfect Strangers
By Liane Moriarty
A sense of dread looms over a health spa where a group of people have gathered with dreams of self-improvement. (Flatiron, $28.99)
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In a House of Lies
By Ian Rankin
Inspector Rebus comes out of retirement to help with a cold case that has links to a police cover-up. (Little, Brown, $27)
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12 weeks on list
#12 last week
There There
By Tommy Orange
A multi-generational story about Native Americans traveling to a powwow in Oakland, Calif. (Knopf, $25.95)
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12 weeks on list
#4 last week
Every Breath
By Nicholas Sparks
A woman returns to North Carolina to help sell her family cottage and meets a man who has received a letter from someone claiming to be his father. (Grand Central, $28)
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A Delicate Touch
By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington uncovers an old scandal involving prominent New Yorkers. (Putnam, $28)
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9 weeks on list
#9 last week
Past Tense
By Lee Child
Jack Reacher makes a shocking discovery while visiting his father's hometown. (Delacorte Press, $28.99)
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9 weeks on list
#10 last week
By Stephen King
A man with an odd condition brings together a small town. (Scribner, $19.95)
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84 weeks on list
A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles
The tale of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest. (Viking, $27)
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Rankings reflect sales for week ended January 6, 2019.
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