Mystery books have always been one of the hot commodities in the books and periodicals market. Millions of people read and enjoy them and it is one of the wings of literary creations that overlap all types of age and geographical barriers.
While these mystery books are one of the favorites for the younger generations it is no less popular among the people in advanced ages. Classic and contemporary mystery stories and thrillers have been enjoying huge followings all over the world.
As Anais Nin once remarked; “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” Attraction of mystery has always lured men and women and the best way satisfying their crave in the past was mystery books; natural and supernatural.
Though the big leap forward taken by visuals like TV, video, and movies have somewhat usurped onto the domain of mystery books in terms of popularity, the eternal appeal of the books is still prevalent.
That is why you will find mystery bestsellers coming up at almost regular intervals in the market. The current week; the first in the month of September is no exception and it has come up with some of the mystery books that has already registered their presence as the mystery bestsellers of the week.
Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has published recently the list of top 15 hardcover mystery bestseller books.
The list is topped by “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Gallbraith published by Commoran Strike and available at Amazon.com, Apple book store, Barnes and Noble, Kobo eBooks and Book Depository. An interesting feature of the publication is that the book is available in both hard copy form as well as soft downloadable form online.
Incidentally; this book also topped bestsellers list last week. There, however, has been some up and downs in other rankings of the mystery books in the market.
For instance; “Gone Girl” by Gillian Fynn climbed up to 2nd spot from the 3rd in last week relegating last week’s 2nd, Dan Brown’s “Inferno” to 3rd spot. At the same time two new entrants have placed their spots in the list of top15 of the world.
One of them is “Never Go Back” by Lee Child that has marked a strong entrance by directly occupying the 6th spot in the list pushing the last week’s 6th spot holder “Mistress” by James Patterson and David Ellis. The other one is “The Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry that has occupied the 11th spot this week. Consequentially; “Light of the World” of James Lee Burke that was at this spot last week has slipped two steps below to the 13th spot.
Among other mystery books; “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny has made a big leap improving its position from the 15th spot in the last week to 4th this week.
Similarly; “The English Girls” by Gabriel Allen has slipped to 8th position from 5th in the last week while its contemporary “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reiche improved its position to 9th spot this week as against 12th last week.