New York Times Best Sellers

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For the week of December 9, 2012. View the complete list from The New York Times.

Hardcover Fiction:

1. NOTORIOUS NINETEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam, $28.) The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum joins with Joe Morelli to track down a con man who disappeared from a hospital; meanwhile, she takes a second job guarding Ranger.

2. THE FORGOTTEN, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.) The military investigator John Puller, the protagonist of Zero Day, probes his aunt’s mysterious death in Florida.

3. AGENDA 21, by Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $26.) A girl begins to question the authorities who run the Republic, the totalitarian successor to the United States created by the U.N.

4. THE LAST MAN, by Vince Flynn. (Emily Bestler/Atria, $27.99.) The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp searches for a missing C.I.A. asset amid treachery in Afghanistan.

5. THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) Malcolm Bannister, an imprisoned ex-lawyer, knows who murdered a federal judge. And he concocts a scheme to exchange this information for his freedom.

  

Hardcover Nonfiction:

1. THOMAS JEFFERSON, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician.

2. KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

3. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) The host of The O’Reilly Factor recounts the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

4. NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) An account by a former member of the Navy SEALs, written pseudonymously, of the mission that killed bin Laden.

5. THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) An examination of predictions, the ones that come true and the ones that don’t.

 

Children’s Chapter Books:

1. LEGO NINJAGO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Claire Sipi. (DK, $18.99.) Information about minifigures, vehicles and weapons. (Ages 6 and up)

2. LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. (Holt, $19.99.) An account of the 16th president’s assassination. (Ages 10 to 15)

3. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)

4. THE LEGO IDEAS BOOK, by Daniel Lipkowitz. (DK, $24.99.) Tips for taking the brick projects you have and making something new. (Ages 7 and up)

5. “WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?”, by Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Seth. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Tween Lemony’s secret-society apprenticeship. (Ages 8 to 12)

  

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