'Top Secret Twenty-One' tops U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:48pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Janet Evanovich's "Top Secret Twenty-One," the latest book in her series about a female bounty hunter, debuted at the top of the bestsellers list on Thursday.

Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States is used to compile the list.

Hardcover Fiction Last Week

1. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by

Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28.00) -

2. "Mr. Mercedes," by Stephen King

(Scribner, $30.00) 2

3. "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood"

by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte, $35.00) 1

4. "Silkworm" by Robert Galbraith

(LB/Mulholland, $28.00) -

5. "All Fall Down" by Jennifer Weiner

(Atria, $26.99) -

6. "The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt

(Little, Brown, $30) 7

7. "The Matchmaker" by Elin Hilderbrand

(Little, Brown, $28.00) 6

8. "Unlucky 13," by James Patterson

and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $28.00) 4

9. "The One & Only," by Emily Giffin

(Ballantine, $28.00) 8

10. "The Target," by David Baldacci

(Grand Central, $28.00) 3

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. "Hard Choices" by Hillary Rodham Clinton

(Simon & Schuster, $35.00) 1

2. "One Nation," by Ben Carson

(Penguin/Sentinel, $25.95) 2

3. "Instinct," by T.D. Jakes

(FaithWords, $25.00) 8

4. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century,"

by Thomas Piketty (Harvard/Belknap, $39.95) 5

5. "Think Like a Freak," by Steven D.

Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (William

Morrow, $28.99) 7

6. "Good Call," by Jase Robertson

(Howard Books, 25.99) 4

7. "The Closer," by Mariano Rivera

(Little, Brown, $28.00) 3

8. "Everything I Need to Know I Learned

From a Little Golden Book," by Diane Muldrow

(Random/Golden Books, $12.99) 13

9. "Grain Brain" by David Perlmutter

(Little, Brown, $27.00) 15

10. "Killing Jesus" by Bill O’Reilly

and Martin Dugard, (Henry Holt, $28.00) 9

Week ended June 22 2014, powered by

Nielsen BookScan © 2014 The Nielsen Company.

(Editing by Patricia Reaney and Jonathan Oatis)

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