Let's talk about Dan Brown's phenomenal performance on the charts one more time, and then we'll move on to the rest of the top bestsellers of 2004. Brown is the first author ever to place all his backlist titles (Angels & Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress) on the mass market charts while his new book (you've heard of The Da Vinci Code?) is leading the hardcover charts. Those three paperbacks enjoyed a combined run of 152 weeks on the 2004 charts, with Angels commanding the #1 spot for 34 of the 51 weeks. And, yes, the three are among the top 10 mass market bestsellers of 2004.

There is also the annual Nora Roberts bestseller count—she's the author with the most bestsellers on the weekly lists. Some are reissues of older titles, but many are new books. Her 2004 paperback tally is 17 mass market titles and three trade paperbacks. That's higher then her 2003 numbers: 11 in mass market and five in trade paper.

First Fiction Triumphs

In a repeat of last year, more than half of the trade paperbacks that sold more than 100,000 copies in 2004 are novels. And this group includes a large number of debuts. Eighteen of the 25 trade paper titles with sales of 500,000 or more are fiction; nine of them are debuts. Most enjoyed long runs on the 2004 weekly charts and, in fact, seven of these books were among the longest-running bestsellers last year. The bestselling trade paperback fiction in both 2003 and 2004, The Secret Life of Bees, didn't miss a single week on the charts last year. So far, it's been on the trade paper list for 110 weeks, 31 of those weeks in the #1 spot. It's a good example of the quality fiction titles that shine on the trade paper list (many of them had brief sojourns on the hardcover list). The second bestselling trade fiction title, The Lovely Bones, was on the paperback list for 24 weeks and on the hardcover fiction charts for an impressive 65 weeks.

The Oprah Touch

Four of the fiction titles in the top 25 were picked for Oprah's on-air classics book club. The 2004 group included the 1932 Pulitzer Prize novel, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, with sales of more than 740,000 copies last year. Selling even better was Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, with more than 900,000 copies. Carson McCullers's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was a debut novel published in 1940, when the author was 23. The book had sold more than a million copies before Oprah, and it tallied an additional 735,000 in 2004. Oprah's first classics pick was One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Gárcia Márquez. It was first published in Spanish in 1967 and has gone on to sell more than 30 million copies in 37 languages; last year alone, it sold about 850,000 copies.

Paper Politics

Politics was a hot subject last year, and our trade paper list had quite a few titles in that category. Judging by the numbers, the most successful was The 9/11 Commission Report, with sales of about 1,430,000 last year. Hillary Clinton's Living History was another strong title, selling more than 310,000 copies. Barack Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father, first published in 1995 to modest sales, took flight after his keynote speech at the Democratic Convention this past July; 2004 sales were about 298,000.

Tie-ins Reap Sales

While most of the bestsellers listed in these pages were published in 2003 and 2004, there are some books released earlier. A good many of these are movie or television tie-ins, and this year we even have Broadway musical tie-ins, specifically Gregory Maguire's Wicked (the prequel to The Wizard of Oz). The most successful tie-in in 2004 was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks—it showed up on both the trade (590,000 sold) and mass market charts (1,875,000).

Mass Numbers High

Over the last decade, mass market numbers have fallen, while the numbers for hardcover bestsellers continue to rise. The type of books that appear on these end-of-year lists has also remained steady—mass market is the home of genre fiction. The only nonfiction topic that sells more than 500,000 copies thse days is diet. In 2004, two Atkins titles were still selling in the beginning of the year, but they dropped off the list in mid-spring. The only other nonfiction title, also a diet book, was The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide by Dr. Phil McGraw.

Genre fiction and bestselling reprints are what fill the slots on the mass market charts. It's pretty much romance and women's fiction vs. mystery and suspense, with the former a bit ahead in number of titles. Popular commercial titles rule this list, while more literary fiction and strong narratives command the trade paperback category. No new trend here, just more of the same.

Rules for Inclusion

Listed on the following pages are trade paperbacks and mass market titles published in 2003 and 2004; the rankings are based only on 2004 sales. To qualify, trade paperbacks had to have sold more than 100,000 copies in 2004; for mass markets, sales of more than 500,000 were required. A single asterisk (*) indicates the book was published in 2003; a double asterisk (**) means the book was published earlier but either remained or reappeared on PW's bestseller charts in 2004. These reappearances are most often movie tie-ins. A pound symbol (#) indicates that the shipped-and-billed figure was rounded down to the nearest 5,000 to indicate the book's sales relationship to other titles. The actual figures were given to PW in confidence for use only in placing titles on these lists.


The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide. Arthur Agatston. Orig. Rodale (2,419,332)
The 9/11 Commission Report. The 9/11 Commission. Norton. Orig. (1,430,000)
*The Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd. Rep. Penguin (1,175,291)
The Lovely Bones. Alice Sebold. Rep. Little, Brown (1,117,738)
The Wedding. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (965,338)
Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy. Reissue. Oprah Pick. Penguin (937,408)
*Reading Lolita in Tehran. Azar Nafisi. Rep. Random (883,715)
*1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Patricia Schultz. Orig. Workman (873,797)
One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel García Márquez. Rep. Oprah. Perennial (849,337)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon. Rep. Vintage (834,790)
The Kite Runner. Khaled Hosseini. Rep. Riverhead (808,391)
Atkins for Life. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Rep. St. Martin's/Griffin (760,000)
#**The Good Earth. Pearl S. Buck. Reissue. Oprah Pick. Washington Square (740,000)
**The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Carson McCullers. Rep. Oprah Pick. Mariner (735,618)
The Devil in the White City. Erik Larson. Rep. Vintage (621,234)
*Life of Pi. Yann Martel. Rep. Harvest (618,599)
The Devil Wears Prada. Lauren Weisberger. Rep. Broadway (598,869)
The Time Traveler's Wife. Audrey Niffenegger. Rep. Harvest (595,332)
**The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks. Movie tie-in. Warner (594,147)
**Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch Albom. Rep. Broadway (582,668)
**No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Alexander McCall Smith. Rep. Anchor (582,140)
The Case for Easter. Lee Strobel. Orig. Zondervan (572,123)
All He Ever Wanted. Anita Shreve. Rep. Little, Brown (557,225)
#The Ultimate Weight Solution. Dr. Phil McGraw. Rep. Free Press (530,000)
**Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter. Orig. Warner (512,464)
*Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides. Rep. Picador (500,000)
Sacred Stone. Clive Cussler. Rep. Berkley (470,031)
*Three Junes. Julia Glass. Rep. Anchor (463,109)
Shepherds Abiding. Jan Karon. Rep. Penguin (451,522)
Lies. Al Franken. Rep. Plume (410,190)
Glorious Appearing. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Rep. Tyndale (410,000)
Bad Cat. Jim Edgar. Orig. Workman (403,000)
The Known World. Edward P. Jones. Rep. Amistad (400,000)
The Kalahari Typing School for Men. Alexander McCall Smith. Rep. Anchor (390,437)
The Dante Club. Matthew Pearl. Rep. Random (388,488)
*Cold Mountain. Charles Frazier. Movie tie-in. Vintage (381,067)
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons. Lorna Landvik. Rep. Ballantine (369,509)
**Wicked. Gregory Maguire. Broadway tie-in. ReganBooks (363,696)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Helen Fielding. Movie tie-in. Penguin (352,328)
Friday Night Lights. H.G. Bissinger. Movie tie-in. Da Capo (350,110)
The Red Hat Society. Sue Ellen Cooper. Orig. Warner (331,487)
Dude, Where's My Country?. Michael Moore. Rep. Warner (324,619)
#Living History. Hillary Clinton. Rep. Scribner (311,857)
*Running with Scissors. Augusten Burroughs. Rep. Picador (310,000)
30-Minute Meals 2. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (300,000)
Dreams from My Father. Barack Obama. Orig. Crown (298,028)
Under the Banner of Heaven. Jon Krakauer. Rep. Anchor (294,016)
Flyboys. James Bradley. Rep. Little, Brown (282,479)
Cooking 'Round the Clock. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (280,000)
#*Bringing Down the House. Ben Mezrich. Rep. Free Press (275,000)
Stupid White Men. Michael Moore. Rep. ReganBooks (273,572)
Moneyball. Michael Lewis. Rep. Norton (273,000)
Experiencing the Passion of Jesus. Lee Strobel and Garry Poole. Orig. Zondervan (267,587)
The Prodigal: Abram's Daughters #4. Beverly Lewis. Orig. Bethany (266,994)
A Short History of Nearly Everything. Bill Bryson. Rep. Broadway (261,623)
*Atonement. Ian McEwan. Rep. Anchor (255,064)
*Girl with a Pearl Earring. Tracy Chevalier. Movie tie-in. Plume (253,703)
Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta. Patrick Larkin. Orig. St. Martin's/Griffin (250,000)
**Mere Christianity. C.S. Lewis. Rep. Harper San Francisco (245,000)
*Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman. Elizabeth Buchan. Rep. Penguin (231,631)
#Queen's Fool. Philippa Gregory. Rep. Touchstone (230,100)
The Namesake. Jhumpa Lahiri. Rep. Mariner (226,212)
Trading Up. Candace Bushnell. Rep. Hyperion (220,000)
Lovers and Dreamers 3-in-1. Nora Roberts. Rep. Berkley (216,123)
The Sacrifice: Abram's Daughters #3. Beverly Lewis. Orig. Bethany (209,199)
The Perricone Prescription. Nicholas Perricone. Rep. HarperCollins (208,987)
**Dr. Atkins' New Carbohydrate Gram Counter. Robert C. Atkins. M.D. Orig. M. Evans (206,409)
*What Not to Wear. Susannah Constantine. Rep. Riverhead (204,618)
The Dirty Girls Social Club. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez. Rep. St. Martin's/Griffin (200,000)
Stiff. Mary Roach. Rep. Norton (199,990)
Finally. Boston Globe. Orig. Triumph (195,000)
The Dogs of Babel. Carolyn Parkhurst. Rep. Little, Brown (187,793)
The Amateur Marriage. Anne Tyler. Rep. Ballantine (187,636)
The Savage Nation. Michael Savage. Rep. Plume (185,596)
The Birth of Venus. Sarah Dunant. Rep. Random (184,958)
*Father to Daughter. Harry H. Harrison Jr. Orig. Workman (183,793)
The #7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey. Revised. Free Press (182,587)
*Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (176,674)
**A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. Broadway tie-in. Vintage (174,974)
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (173,849)
*Play Poker Like the Pros. Phil Hellmuth. Orig. HarperCollins (173,753)
Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (171,526)
**The Tipping Point. Malcolm Gladwell. Rep. Little, Brown (169,589)
**It's Not About the Bike. Lance Armstrong. Rep. Berkley (167,395)
#Benjamin Franklin. Walter Isaacson. Rep. S&S (161,378)
Hidden Riches. Nora Roberts. Rep. Berkley (160,866)
Diary. Chuck Palahniuk. Rep. Anchor (155,557)
Dry. Augusten Burroughs. Rep. Picador (155,000)
The Faith of George W. Bush. Stephen Mansfield. Rep. Tarcher (154,000)
Under God. Toby Mac and Michael Tait. Orig. Bethany (153,641)
*Big Fish. Daniel Wallace. Movie tie-in. Penguin (153,285)
The Lady and the Unicorn. Tracy Chevalier. Rep. Plume (152,346)
The Privilege of Youth. Dave Pelzer. Rep. Plume (151,744)
#*Shopaholic Ties the Knot. Sophie Kinsella. Orig. Delta (151,501)
The Murder Room. P.D. James. Rep. Vintage (151,010)
Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell. Amy Sohn. Rep. Pocket (150,000)
Wicked Musical Tie-In Edition. Gregory Maguire. Broadway tie-in. ReganBooks (148,262)
Who's Looking Out for You?Bill O'Reilly. Rep. Broadway (148,151)
Chicken Soup Life Lessons for Women. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (148,082)
The Bush Survival Bible. Gene Stone. Orig. Random (147,404)
Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (147,266)
**Smart Couples Finish Rich. David Bach. Rep. Broadway (146,975)
Absolute Friends. John le Carré. Rep. Little, Brown (146,623)
Chicken Soup for the PreTeen Soul 2. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (146,352)
#*In Her Shoes. Jennifer Weiner. Rep. Washington Square (144,892)
Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (143,705)
Every Storm. Lori Wick. Orig. Harvest (143,000)
Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?. Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A. Orig. Warner (142,636)
#Brick Lane. Monica Ali. Rep. Scribner (141,983)
The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men. Jill Conner Browne. Orig. Crown (139,311)
The Step Diet Book. James O. Hill, John C. Peters and Bonnie T. Jortberg. Orig. Workman (139,000)
#The Hornet's Nest. Jimmy Carter. Rep. S&S (138,460)
Rejoice. Karen Kingsbury with Gary Smalley. Orig. Tyndale (137,334)
Don't Think of an Elephant. George Lakoff. Orig. Chelsea Green (136,694)
Franklin and Winston. Jon Meacham. Rep. Random (135,967)
#Villa Incognito. Tom Robbins. Rep. Bantam (135,896)
Pope Bottle Science. Lynn Brunelle. Orig. Workman (135,000)
Let Freedom Ring. Sean Hannity. Rep. Regan (134,494)
The Voice of Knowledge. Don Miguel Ruiz. Orig. Amber-Allen (133,993)
Every Second Counts. Lance Armstrong. Rep. Broadway (133,698)
Pattern Recognition. William Gibson. Rep. Berkley (131,653)
Kate Remembered. A. Scott Berg. Rep. Berkley (128,492)
What Not to Wear: For Every Occasion. Trinny Woodall. Rep. Riverhead (128,230)
The Essential 55. Ron Clark. Rep. Hyperion (128,000)
Reunion. Karen Kingsbury with Gary Smalley. Orig. Tyndale (127,686)
*One Tuesday Morning. Karen Kingsbury. Orig. Zondervan (126,325)
Monster Careers. Jeffrey Taylor. Orig. Penguin (124,546)
Woman, Thou Art Loosed!T.D. Jakes. Rep. Berkley (123,984)
Curves. Gary Heavin. Rep. Perigee (122,596)
#Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Michael Baigent, Richard Leight and Henry Lincoln. Rep. Delta (122,472)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Gregory Maguire. Rep. ReganBooks (121,270)
The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide. David Zinczenko. Orig. Rodale (120,248)
Bucky Katt's Big Book of Fun. Darby Conley. Orig. Andrews McMeel (119,500)
#The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader. Michael Moore. Orig. S&S (118,000)
The Pleasure of My Company. Steve Martin. Rep. Hyperion (118,000)
Oryx & Crake. Margaret Atwood. Rep. Anchor (117,318)
Uniform Justice. Donna Leon. Rep. Penguin (117,187)
#Nervous. Zane. Rep. Atria (116,800)
*Nights in Rodanthe. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (116,308)
#The Funny Thing Is... Ellen DeGeneres. Rep. S&S (116,000)
Our Lady of the Forest. David Guterson. Rep. Vintage (116,000)
Lucia Lucia. Adriana Trigiani. Rep. Ballantine (115,688)
Get Togethers. Rachael Ray. Orig. Lake Isle (115,000)
Positively Fifth Street. James McManus. Rep. Picador (115,000)
#*The Happiest Baby on the Block. Harvey Karp, M.D. Rep. Bantam (114,500)
**The Elegant Universe. Brian Greene. TV tie-in. Vintage (114,391)
Treason. Ann Coulter. Rep. Crown (113,734)
Everyday Grace. Marianne Williamson. Rep. Riverhead (113,257)
Lost in a Good Book. Jasper Fforde. Rep. Penguin (112,572)
Garfield Tips the Scales. Jim Davis. Orig. Ballantine (112,520)
*The Dinner Doctor. Anne Byrn. Orig. Workman (112,057)
Babyville. Jane Green. Rep. Broadway (108,122)
The Other Woman. Eric Dickey. Rep. NAL (106,693)
#Holly. Jude Deveraux. Rep. Atria (106,500)
*The Virgin Blue. Tracy Chevalier. Rep. Plume (106,498)
Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (106,102)
The Darwin Awards III. Wendy Northcutt. Rep. (104,041)
Haley's Cleaning Hints. Rosemary Haley. Rep. NAL (104,010)
Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul. Canfield, Hansen. Orig. HCI (103,980)
*Queen Bees and Wannabes. Rosalind Wiseman. Movie tie-in. Crown (103,923)
*Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling. Ross King. Rep. Penguin (103,359)
Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. Debbie Stoller. Orig. Workman (103,126)
*East of Eden. John Steinbeck. Rep. Oprah Pick. Penguin (102,779)
Sea of Glory. Nathaniel Philbrick. Rep. Penguin (102,632)
Grits (Girls Raised in the South) Guide to Life. Deborah Ford. Rep. Plume (102,501)
The Probable Future. Alice Hoffman. Rep. Ballantine (102,327)
Naughty or Nice. Eric Dickey. Rep. NAL (101,891)
The Coffee Trader. David Liss. Rep. Ballantine (101,874)
Oceans Apart. Karen Kingsbury. Orig. Zondervan (101,016)
**Plainsong. Kent Haruf. TV tie-in. Vintage (100,113)
The Good Wife Strikes Back. Elizabeth Buchan. Rep. Penguin (100,000)
The Great Fire. Shirley Hazzard. Rep. Picador (100,000)
#Girls Night In. Meg Cabot et al. Orig. Red Dress Ink (100,000)
#Born O'Hurley. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (100,000)
#Devin & Shane. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (100,000)
#Rafe & Jared. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (100,000)


The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005. Edited by Ken Park. Annual. World Almanac (400,000)
J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2005. J.K. Lasser. Annual Wiley (316,931)
*The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2004. Annual. World Almanac (250,000)
The 2005 Old Farmer's Almanac. Annual. Yankee (245,844)
AAA Europe TravelBook, 5th Edition. Annual. AAA (196,707)
2005 AAA North American Road Atlas. Annual. AAA (178,568)
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2005. Richard Nelson Bolles. Orig. Ten Speed (107,000)


**Angels & Demons. Dan Brown. Rep. Pocket (3,800,000) 2004
#Bleachers. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (2,850,000)
#The Last Juror. John Grisham. Rep. Dell (3,792,483)
**Deception Point. Dan Brown. Rep. Pocket (2,500,000)
#Skipping Christmas. John Grisham. Movie tie-in. Dell (2,400,000)
#Safe Harbour. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (2,250,000)
Blue Dahlia. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (2,177,030)
Digital Fortress. Dan Brown. Rep. St. Martin's (2,000,000)
**Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Revised. Avon (1,900,000)
**The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks. Movie tie-in. Warner (1,875,589)
The Guardian. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (1,780,816)
*Prey. Michael Crichton. Rep. Avon (1,750,000)
Birthright. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,735,936)
Blow Fly. Patricia Cornwell. Rep. Berkley (1,727,676)
The Big Bad Wolf. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,682,504)
Chesapeake Blue. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,600,294)
The Teeth of the Tiger. Tom Clancy. Rep. Berkley (1,582,497)
The Second Time Around. Mary Higgins Clark. Rep. Pocket (1,555,000)
The Lake House. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,552,317)
The Jester. James Patterson. Rep. Warner (1,511,234)
Split Second. David Baldacci. Rep. Warner (1,344,354)
Blindside. Catherine Coulter. Rep. Jove (1,338,199)
#Odd Thomas. Dean Koontz. Rep. Bantam (1,326,206)
Remember When. Nora Roberts. Rep. Berkley (1,325,239)
Nights in Rodanthe. Nicholas Sparks. Rep. Warner (1,306,303)
A Little Fate. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,253,031)
A Little Magic. Nora Roberts. Rep. Jove (1,249,207)
To the Nines. Janet Evanovich. Rep. St. Martin's (1,200,000)
*The Atkins Essentials. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Orig. Avon (1,200,000)
Hello, Darkness. Sandra Brown. Rep. Pocket Star (1,200,000)
#The Face. Dean Koontz. Rep. Bantam (1,167,889)
Naked Prey. John Sandford. Rep. Berkley (1,119,611)
Conspiracy Club. Jonathan Kellerman. Rep. Ballantine (1,109,961)
Full Blast. Janet Evanovich. Orig. St. Martin's (1,100,000)
The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide. Dr. Phil. Orig. Pocket (1,100,000)
Trojan Odyssey. Clive Cussler. Rep. Berkley (1,070,000)
#Dance with Me. Luanne Rice. Rep. Bantam (1,050,000)
#Dark Horse. Tami Hoag. Rep. Bantam (1,030,000)
#Dating Game. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (1,025,000)
Wild Orchids. Jude Deveraux. Rep. Pocket (1,000,000)
Divided in Death. J.D. Robb. Rep. Berkley (996,121)
White Death. Clive Cussler. Rep. Berkley (992,932)
The Sherbrooke Twins. Catherine Coulter. Rep. Jove (985,609)
Late Bloomer. Fern Michaels. Rep. Pocket Star (975,000)
Always. Jude Deveraux. Orig. Pocket (900,000)
Flirting with Pete. Barbara Delinsky. Rep. Pocket (900,000)
The Vanished Man. Jeffery Deaver. Rep. Pocket (900,000)
#Beach Girls. Luanne Rice. Orig. Bantam (942,546)
Lost Light. Michael Connelly. Rep. Warner (941,929)
#Dead Aim. Iris Johansen. Rep. Bantam (934,313)
The Christmas Train. David Baldacci. Rep. Warner (932,112)
#The Bourne Supremacy. Robert Ludlum. Movie tie-in. Bantam (882,953)
Capital Crimes. Stuart Woods. Rep. Signet (859,304)
The Hanged Man's Song. John Sandford. Rep. Berkley (858,316)
Emma's Secret. Barbara Taylor Bradford. Rep. St. Martin's (850,000)
The Tristan Betrayal. Robert Ludlum. Rep. St. Martin's (850,000)
A Man to Call My Own. Johanna Lindsey. Rep. Pocket Star (850,000)
#The Killing Hour. Lisa Gardner. Rep. Bantam (821,652)
Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code. Gayle Lynds. Rep. St. Martin's (800,000)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. David Michaels. Rep. Berkley (788,864)
#The Secret Hour. Luanne Rice. Rep. Bantam (787,655)
#Johnny Angel. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (786,747)
Op-Center 11: Call to Treason. Jeff Rovin. Rep. Berkley (783,416)
To Die For. Linda Howard. Orig. Ballantine (770,508)
Street Dreams. Faye Kellerman. Rep. Warner (752,815)
The Real Deal. Fern Michaels. Orig. Pocket (730,000)
The Footprints of God. Greg Iles. Rep. Pocket Star (725,000)
No Second Chance. Harlan Coben. Rep. Signet (688,496)
Liberty. Stephen Coonts. Rep. St. Martin's (675,000)
#The Sight of the Stars. Danielle Steel. Rep. Dell (667,659)
Heart Full of Lies. Ann Rule. Rep. Pocket (625,000)
Executive Power. Vince Flynn. Rep. Pocket Star (610,000)
The Avenger. Fredrick Forsyth. Rep. St. Martin's (600,000)
Nowhere to Run. Mary Jane Clark. Rep. St. Martin's (600,000)
Kiss Me, Kill Me. Ann Rule. Orig. Pocket Star (600,000)
Blacklist. Sara Paretsky. Rep. Signet (594,866)
Seizure. Robin Cook. Rep. Berkley (592,544)
Bare Bones. Kathy Reichs. Rep. Pocket Star (580,000)
Isle of Palms. Dorothea Frank. Rep. Berkley (577,720)
#Sense of Evil. Kay Hooper. Rep. Bantam (571,731)
Power Plays #8: Wild Card. Jerome Preisler. Rep. Berkley (571,206)
Midnight. Dean Koontz. Rep. Berkley (565,299)
Twisted. Jeffery Deaver. Rep. Pocket (560,000)
The Price. Joan Johnston. Rep. Pocket Star (560,000)
Celeste. V.C. Andrews. Orig. Pocket Star (560,000)
The Rocky Road to Romance. Janet Evanovich. Revision. HarperTorch (550,000)
The Reluctant Suitor. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Rep. Avon (550,000)
Reckless Abandon. Stuart Woods. Rep. Signet (547,005)
The Second Chair. John Lescroart. Rep. Signet (544,178)
Black Cat. V.C. Andrews. Rep. Pocket Star (535,000)
Secret Window. Stephen King. Rep. Signet (533,629)
#Babylon Rising. Tim LaHaye with Greg Dinallo. Rep. Dell (532,806)
The Passions of Chelsea Kane. Barbara Delinsky. Reissue. HarperTorch (530,000)
The Sinister Pig. Tony Hillerman. Rep. HarperTorch (523,000)
Not Even for Love. Sandra Brown. Rep. Warner (521,774)
The Rivals. Joan Johnston. Orig. Pocket (510,000)
Beachcomber. Karen Robards. Rep. Pocket Star (510,000)
The Sinner. Tess Gerritsen. Rep. Ballantine (507,916)
Truth or Dare. Jayne Anne Krentz. Rep. Jove (506,021)
Flashpoint. Suzanne Brockmann. Rep. Ballantine (501,322)
Shutter Island. Dennis Lehane. Rep. HarperTorch (501,000)
In Her Shoes. Jennifer Weiner. Rep. Pocket Star (500,000)
Die in Plain Sight. Elizabeth Lowell. Rep. Avon (500,000)
Exit Wounds. J.A. Jance. Rep. Avon (500,000)
When He Was Wicked. Julia Quinn. Orig. Avon (500,000)
#Hot Stuff. Carly Phillips. Orig. HQN (500,000)
#Missing. Sharon Sala. Orig. Mira (500,000)
#44 Cranberry Point. Debbie Macomber. Orig. Mira (500,000)
#Changing Habits. Debbie Macomber. Orig. Mira (500,000)
#In Silence. Erica Spindler. Rep. Mira (500,000)
#On a Snowy Night. Debbie Macomber. Reissue. Mira (500,000)
#Captivated. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (500,000)
#With Open Arms. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (500,000)
#Charmed & Enchanted. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (500,000)
#Winner Takes All. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (500,000)
#Reunion. Nora Roberts. Reissue. Silhouette (500,000)
* Published in 2003.
** Published prior to 2003.
# Sales figures were submitted toPWin confidence, for use in placing titles on the lists. Numbers shown are rounded down to the nearest 25,000 to indicate relationship to sales figures of other titles.